Eduroam is a collaborative network that allows students, staff, and faculty to access the Internet via encrypted wireless services at cooperating universities without the need for obtaining a guest account. Eduroam allows a user visiting another institution to login using the same credentials they would at their home campus.
Gaining access to an organization’s Wi-Fi network using eduroam:
- Connect to the eduroam wireless network (eduroam SSID).
- Connect using your username and append an @ symbol and the domain name of your institution. Example: firstname.lastname@example.org
- At UNBC that would be email@example.com. This looks like an email address but it is not; it is just a method to indicate your user ID and institution.
- When connecting you will need to use an email address provided by your institution in the username field and your institutional password in the password field.
- The first time you connect to eduroam, you will be prompted to verify a security certificate. Once verified, you won’t have to verify the certificate on future connections.
Before connecting to another institution’s eduroam enabled Wi-Fi network:
- Set up and test your computer at your home institution first to make sure that it works before travelling.
- Continue to use the UNBC Wi-Fi network, while at UNBC, as it is the primary wireless network on campus and provides direct access to internal resources whereas eduroam does not.