What is eduroam?
eduroam (education roaming) is the secure, world-wide roaming access service 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 by simply opening their laptop.
eduroam is an international initiative that allows members of educational establishments to gain internet access at other member sites easily, using credentials from their home site in a secure manner. Authentication details (username/password) are configured into the user’s computer or mobile device and tested at the home site before departure. These details are used automatically at the destination site when the computer or mobile device discovers the eduroam network is available (usually via a wireless network SSID called ‘eduroam’). The JANET Roaming Service (JRS) is part of eduroam.
In order to provide a consistent service for all wireless users and to keep traffic usage levels with acceptable limits, traffic on the eduroam network is monitored for excessive use. Users with high levels of traffic will be contacted and asked to moderate their usage. Measures will be taken against those who continue to have unacceptable traffic levels.
The Hutchison/MRC Research Centre is a participating organisation in the JRS and has:
- home organisation status which allows Hutchison/MRC Research Centre users who are visiting an instiution that is a member of JRS/eduroam to access the network using their Hutchison/MRC Research Centre credentials;
- visited organisation status which allows visitors to Hutchison/MRC Research Centre, from other member institutions, to access the network using the credentials provided by their home institution.