eduroam (Educational Roaming) is an implementation of an infrastructure which facilitates roaming educational users to gain Internet access at other member sites by authenticating against a server hosted at their own institution.
Here's the science bit - authentication with eduroam is via a hierarchical network of Radius servers. A number of NREN's maintain national Radius proxy servers (known as Federation Level Radius servers, or FLR's ) which relay authentication requests to and from their local member institutions' Radius servers. These FLR's, in turn, relay requests via the European top-level Radius servers.
Basically, eduroam allows you to use wireless networks at other sites using your DkIT login details. Once fully configured, you can open your laptop at ANY college (or other participating facility) in the world and be online instantly.
More information on eduroam is available here .
The uptake for eduroam in Ireland has been significant, with nearly all the 3rd level colleges already participating or preparing to roll this service out. Access points for this network have a broadcast SSID of ' eduroam'.
This document sets out guidelines that cover the control of the supply and receipt of roaming Internet access for educational purposes.
Technical specifications for eduroam at DkIT. Not required reading, but here if you want it.Media
Wireless LAN IEEE 802.11b/g/n.SSID
"eduroam". The SSID will be broadcast.
Irish portal for eduroam, a project to facilitate easy and transparent Internet access for roaming users at member sites.
This tutorial will explain how to configure your Android-based mobile device (phone ,tablet etc) for use with eduroam.
Daily, weekly, monthly and yearly graphs. Failed logins are usually users with the wrong username format.
Installers created and supported by the GN3 Project are available online. Supported systems include:
Windows 8 should JUST WORK. Simply click on "eduroam" and enter your username and password (including @dkit.ie in the username). However, if that doesn't work, please visit the helpdesk area.