What is Eduroam?
Eduroam, external link (EDUcation ROAMing) allows students, staff and faculty to access the wireless network at a visiting educational institution simply by using the same connection information (for instance, username and password) as if they were at their home institution. If possible, we suggest that users configure and test Eduroam on campus before using it at a visiting educational institution.
Select your operating system from the list below for instructions on configuring your wireless connection:
Eduroam can be used by an eduroam 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 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 the Ryerson, the SSID they log into is "eduroam". This information is then sent to the user’s home institution where the users's credentials are verified. A confirmation is then sent to the visited institution and the user is granted access.
You need a laptop that supports Wi-Fi (eg. 802.11b/g) wireless and an 802.1X supplicant. Also, the laptop needs to use the eduroam SSID.
Yes. Eduroam uses uniform cross platform standards and works on Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, MacOS X, IPhone/IPad/IPod Touch and Blackberry.
At the very least, the Eduroam wireless networks implement WPA/TKIP encryption with 802.1X authentication. Note that when using the Internet at a visiting institution, their security measures will apply to you as well. 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 (PPPTP, 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.