What is eduroam?
Ashland University is a member of this worldwide wireless service which is comprised of a consortium of academic institutions. The purpose is to facilitate network access among visitors between participating institutions by extending the network to allow visitors to use the login credential issued by their home institution. This alleviates the need for visitors to obtain guest access or for hosting institutions to issue temporary guest access to visitors who have the credentials to access the eduroam network.
(Short video about eduroam)
Where can I eduroam?
eduroam is available 24/7 in thousands of locations across over 70 countries worldwide. From campuses to coffee shops. In order to use eduroam, both your home and visiting institutions must participate.
eduroam Academic Institutions:https://www.eduroam.us/institutions_list
Click here for an interactive map of countries where you can eduroam.
Is eduroam safe?
eduroam is based on the most secure encryption and authentication standards in existence today. Its security by far exceeds typical commercial hotspots. The user credentials are kept secure because eduroam does not share them with the site you’re visiting. Instead they are forwarded to the user’s home institution, where they can be verified and validated.Find out about eduroam security here.
Does eduroam monitor or filter access?
eduroam provides authenticated network access at any location where the service is enabled.
Each participating organisation offering network access to authenticated users is able to apply its own filtering policies as long as it is clearly informing users about the filtering rules.
Connecting to eduroam:
Users must sign on to eduroam on their home campus beforetraveling to other campuses to get their security certificate enabled. You will need to sign on to eduroam with each device that you will be using so that the security certificate is enabled on each device.
- On your device, navigate to the area where you can view all WiFi networks that are in range.
- Select eduroam from the list of available networks.
- Your device will now prompt you to log in to the network. Use the following credentials:
Password: Normal login password (same as GMail, WebAdvisor, BlackBoard, etc.)
Eduroam support / troubleshooting: