What is eduroam?

eduroam (education roaming) is the secure, world-wide roaming access service that was  developed for the international research and education community.  eduroam allows students, researchers and staff from participating institutions to obtain Internet connectivity across campus and when visiting other participating institutions.

How does it work?

eduroam is a worldwide federation of RADIUS servers that facilitates network access for roaming academic affiliates using IEEE 802.1x as the vehicle. eduroam’s use of 802.1x in conjunction with RADIUS means the network is built around well understood, established, and easy to manage standards which are often already deployed within the network infrastructure of educational institutions.

User credentials are not revealed to the institution at which an eduroamer joins, but instead are only revealed to their home institution, reducing the security risk for visiting users.  The eduroam network also provides a simple and automatic guest provisioning system.

What does eduroam do for you?  

With hundreds of thousands of wireless access-points sharing a common SSID, eduroam acts as one large, world-wide, wireless hotspot.

Eduroam facilitates travelers from academic institutions by allowing them to gain network access with minimal configuration and no need for the visited institution to grant them the access explicitly.  This benefits visiting faculty, academics traveling for conferences and collaborative work, study abroad students, visitors attending NCAA activities, and even regional academic exchange.

Eduroam extends our network and helps to guarantee access to our students and faculty while they are across the country or abroad.

For a list of other schools that have implemented eduroam you can go to the following link:

https://www.eduroam.us/institutions_list

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