Eduroam, external link (EDUcation ROAMing) is a wireless SSID, or the network name, that allows students, staff and faculty to access the wireless network of another participating educational institution simply by using the same connection information (for instance, username and password) as if they were at their home institution. Before travelling it is suggested that one configures and tests Eduroam on campus before using it at another educational institution.
Select your operating system from the list below for instructions on configuring your wireless connection:
Eduroam can be used by a participating institute's user to get network access at any institution connected to eduroam. As a Ryerson user, you can use eduroam when visiting other eduroam participating universities, colleges, research centers and libraries around the world. To check details and locations, please visit the Eduroam, external link.
When a user tries to log onto the wireless network of the institution that they are visiting, they enter their credentials from their home institution. At Ryerson the SSID used is "eduroam". This information is then sent to the user’s home institution where the user’s credentials are verified. A confirmation is then sent to the visited institution and the user is granted access.
Your device needs to support Wi-Fi (eg. 802.11a/g/n) wireless and an 802.1X supplicant using the eduroam SSID.
Yes. Eduroam uses uniform cross-platform standards and works on Windows 7, Windows 10, MacOS X, IPhone/IPad/IPod Touch and Android.
The eduroam wireless networks implement WPA/TKIP encryption with 802.1X authentication. Note that when using the Internet at the institution you are visiting their security measures will apply to you. For example, firewall settings may be different making you unable to access sites you may access from home.
The network restrictions are at the discretion of the institution providing the service. All eduroam sites must provide at a minimum, connectivity for web browsing (HTTP) and VPN (PPTP, IPSec) access. There is no guarantee that eduroam will provide the same access to resources as the home or visited institution’s standard wireless network.