Information Technology Services

eduroam (education roaming)

With hundreds of thousands of wireless access-points sharing a common SSID, eduroam acts as one large, world-wide, wireless hotspot. Eduroam facilitates travelers from academic institutions by allowing them to gain network access with minimal configuration and no need for the visited institution to grant them the access explicitly. This benefits visiting students and faculty, researchers, academics traveling for conferences and collaborative work, study abroad students, visitors attending NCAA activities, and even regional academic exchange.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • 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 the Clark campus and when visiting other participating institutions by simply opening their laptop. Having started in Europe, eduroam has gained momentum throughout the research and education community and is now available in 54 countries.

  • How does eduroam work?
    • eduroam is a worldwide federation of RADIUS servers that facilitates network access for roaming academic affiliates using IEEE 802.1x as the vehicle. eduroam's use of 802.1x in concert with RADIUS means the network is built around well understood, established, and easy to manage standards which are often already deployed within the network infrastructure of educational institutions, including Clark.

  • Who can use the eduroam SSID?
    • Anyone from a participating institution which includes Clark. This facilitates productivity for visiting faculty and students while away from home, without any additional configuration to their computers or mobile devices.

  • What steps are required before eduroam-ing?
    • Before you leave Clark, you should configure eduroam using Clark’s wireless requirements and make sure it works. Once you arrive at a participating eduroam institution, you should connect automatically just as you would at Clark. If you fail to setup the eduroam wireless network at Clark, use the setup documentation below to configure it while your away.

  • Who are the participating institutions?
  • What is Clark's AUP (Acceptable Use Policy) regarding EDUROAM?
  • Important information for eduroam users
    • In order for eduroam to work at Clark or a participation institution, you must configure eduroam to work at your home institution using your home institutions wireless and account credential requirements. If you are a visitor to Clark and wish to use eduroam while at Clark, you will need to set-up eduroam using your home institutions wireless and account requirements. If you do not have that information, you should visit your home institution's eduroam support page or call/write your home institution's Help Desk for support.

EDUROAM is a registered trademark of TERENA. Clark University is independent of TERENA. For more information, visit: http://www.terena.org