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Eduroam SSID: Eduroam FAQs
What is eduroam?
Washington State University offers visiting research and education organizations the ability to connect to wireless without having to create a guest account.
Eduroam is a guest wireless service provided by many research and education organizations around the world. The service allows traveling students, faculty, staff, researchers of an organization/university to login as a ‘guest’ with an eduroam name/pw without having to request a visiting wireless guest account. The user credentials are authenticated over the Internet by the user’s ‘home’ organization/university.
What access is given to an eduroam guest?
Eduroam guests are treated like an off-campus entity. Their traffic is treated the same as traffic coming in from other US and overseas locations.
Why do eduroam users like using the eduroam SSID?
Traveling users have convenient access to surf the web, connect back to their home location web pages, and more without having to ask for a special name/pw to gain access to the local wireless network.
What do eduroam login names of visiting WSU eduroam guests look like?
The login looks something similar to this: firstname.lastname@example.org
Can WSU students, staff and faculty login to the eduroam SSID at the Spokane, Tri-City, Everett, Vancouver or Pullman campus locations?
No. WSU students, staff and faculty need to use the WSU Wireless SSID when on WSU properties. When traveling to non-WSU institutions/universities, WSU users may login to a broadcast eduraom SSID using the following:
Password: use the networkID password
NOTE: WSU Vancouver will not have eduroam in production until Summer 2018. All other branch campus locations and Pullman are currently broadcasting the eduroam SSID.
What does the WSU Pullman eduroam network design look like?
What other institutions use eduroam?