Eduroam is a service that allows roaming research and educational users to more easily obtain wireless network access at participating sites. When attaching to the eduroam wireless network at the visited site users will be prompted to authenticate and should provide the credentials that they use at their home site. The user is then authenticated against an authentication server at their home site, and if authentication succeeds the user is granted wireless network access.
Wireless network details
The following are the details that you may need in order to verify compatibility of your wireless device, and to configure your wireless client to avail of the eduroam service on our campus:
- Wireless network name (SSID): eduroam
- Encryption levels supported:
- AES (some wireless clients list this as an option under “WPA2” or “WPA2 Enterprise”)
- TKIP (some wireless clients list this as an option under “WPA” or “WPA Enterprise”)
- Authentication details:
- In addition to knowing your credentials, you may also need to explicitly configure your wireless client to allow your credentials to be conveyed securely to your home site. If any such configuration is needed, the relevant details are provided by your home site.
For IT Sligo Users only
To access eduroam you must enter your full domain name with your user ID
eg. students use email@example.com or staff use firstname.lastname@example.org
You can download a Configuration Assistant Tool to automatically configure your wireless settings for the IT Sligo domain or use the Q-Code below
Network access details
The following are the details of the network access provided from our offices via eduroam:
- Port/Protocol restrictions : IP Traffic restrictions are per the Irish eduroam Policy here
- Transparent proxying of your traffic : Yes
- Network Address Translation (NAT) of wireless device address : Yes
- IPv6 support : No
In summary, once successfully authenticated your wireless device will be allocated a private IP address and you will have Internet access via IPv4.
You must abide by IT Sligo’s Acceptable Usage Policy(AUP)
Internet Access is logged.
Internet logs are retained for 6 months
Should you encounter problems with the wireless network at our offices, you can contact the Student Helpdesk.
Note that authentication problems should typically be addressed to the support staff at your home site, as the security mechanisms within eduroam mean that much of the detail of the authentication step is not visible to the support staff at visited sites.
Further information on eduroam is available from the national eduroam site for Ireland, which identifies eduroam sites in Ireland, and from the central eduroam service website, which identifies eduroam sites worldwide.