University WiFi network

Access to the WiFi network in the University sites (network: Eduroam) is reserved exclusively for students, staff and accredited guests at Ca' Foscari, as well as users belonging to bodies of the Eduroam Federation.

In addition, users at Ca' Foscari University can access the Wi-Fi network of the Municipality of Venice (network: VeniceConnected), which covers the main public areas of the old city centre and mainland Venice.


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Ca' Foscari University is part of the Eduroam federation, coordinated by the Consortium GARR: each federation body makes available its own internet access to users of other federated bodies.

  • Therefore Ca' Foscari users can access the networks of other universities and federated bodies, using the same credentials they use to access the University network.
  • In addition, users of other universities and federated bodies can access the Ca' Foscari WiFi network using the credentials they use to access the networks they belong to.

In Venice, the Eduroam network is found in all Ca' Foscari university sites and covers the majority of environments.
All users of the service, including those from other entities, are required to comply with Ca’ Foscari University’s regulations for the use of computers and data transmission networks.


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Access instructions for the different operating systems

The following procedures must be performed only once the first time you connect to the Eduroam WiFi network. For subsequent connections (even with other entities members of the Eduroam federation) you just need to select the Eduroam network on your device.

Ports and access protocol

As indicated in the Regulations of the Italian Eduroam Federation signed by Ca' Foscari, the service is provided through the broadcasting of the Eduroam Service Set Identifier - SSID, and access to the following ports and protocols is guaranteed:

  • IPSec VPN: incoming and outgoing IP 50 (ESP) and 51 (AH) protocols and UDP/500 (IKE)
  • OpenVPN: UDP/1194
  • IPv6 Tunnel Broker service: incoming and outgoing IP 41 protocol
  • IPSec NAT-Traversal: UDP/4500
  • Cisco IPSec VPN over TCP: outgoing TCP/10000
  • PPTP VPN: incoming and outgoing IP 47 (GRE) and outgoing TCP / 1723
  • SSH: outgoing TCP/22
  • HTTP and HTTPS: outgoing TCP/80 and TCP/443
  • IMAP4 and IMAPS: outgoing TCP/143 and TCP/993
  • IMAP3: outgoing TCP/220
  • POP3 e POP3S: outgoing TCP/110 and TCP/995
  • passive (S)FTP: outgoing TCP/21
  • SMTPS: outgoing TCP/465
  • SMTP submission via STARTTLS: outgoing TCP/587
  • RDP: outgoing TCP/3389


Ca' Foscari students, teachers and staff can access the internet with their own credentials even off the university campuses, using the Venice Municipality WiFi network (VeniceConnected) available in the main public areas of the old city centre and in mainland Venice. To check the coverage areas of the VeniceConnected network, see the access points map.

Access instructions

You can access the network when the VeniceConnected network is detected, which you must select on your device.

Once connected to the network, open a browser and go to any public web address (e.g.
You will be automatically redirected to an authentication page (captive portal) of the Municipality of Venice.

Detailed access instructions are provided on the Venezia Unica website.

You will be asked for the following credentials:

  • (unive username with the addition of the domain
  • password (usual password)

For example, if the user is a student with serial number 123456 and password abcdefgh, the credentials will be:

  • username:
  • password: abcdefghi

Once authentication is successful, you can navigate freely.

The VeniceConnected network is also found within the Ca’ Foscari university sites, in addition to the Eduroam network, so you must take care to select the network you actually want to use.
If you use the automatic reconnection function on your mobile device, you may not always notice which network you are connected to.