EDUROAM

 

What is Eduroam?
The eduroam (education roaming) service, developed for the international research and education community, is a secure, worldwide wireless network access system that allows students, faculty, and staff from participating institutions to access the internet when visiting other participating institutions.  With eduroam, you can connect to the wireless network at other member institutions using your LSUE username and password.
How does it 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. User credentials are not revealed to the institution at which an eduroamer joins, but instead are only revealed to their home institution, providing an extra measure of comfort for visiting users.  The eduroam network also provides a simple and automatic guest provisioning system.  Instead of providing a separate visitor network with the added administrative overhead of maintaining user lists, potentially with manual expiration dates, a participating institution may rely on a visitor’s home institution to authenticate them for the duration of their stay. Today’s common operating systems, including Microsoft Windows (XP and beyond), Apple OSX, many smartphone OSs, and most current Linux distributions are all shipped with 802.1x supplicants, making joining eduroam simple for users, and simple to support for educational institutions.
How do I connect to it?
LSU Eunice members traveling
When on an eduroam service provider campus, connect to the “eduroam” wireless network.  For your username, enter your LSUE email address, e.g., username@lsue.edu.  For your password, enter your LSUE password.
Visitors at LSU Eunice
Visitors from participating institutions can connect to LSUE’s “eduroam” wireless network by using their home campus credentials.  Normally, your credentials will be your institution email address and password.
Where can I find a list of participating institutions?
Visit the eduroam-US website at www.eduroam.us for more information and for the maps of participating US institutions and international institutions.