What is Eduroam wireless network?

What is Eduroam / Who can use Eduroam?

Eduroam is a secured WiFi network service that allows students, faculty and staff to use their home institution's WiFi credentials to access WiFi network services, when visiting other eduroam participating institutions—without having to set up a guest account. Visitors to Kent State can use their own school’s credential to get onto the wireless, and Kent State faculty, staff, and students will be able to sign onto the wireless at other locations using their Kent State credentials.

How does eduroam work?

When a user tries to log on to the wireless network of a visited eduroam-enabled institution, the user's login request is sent to the user's home institution. The user's home institution verifies the user's credentials and handles the authentication.  If authentication is successful, wireless access is granted.

How do I connect to eduroam?

To connect:

  1. Select the eduroam SSiD from the available wireless networks.
  2. When prompted, enter your Kent State credentials, both user name and password.  
    1. Your user name will be identical to your email address including “@kent.edu”.

Once you have setup your WiFi device for eduroam, you have the ability to connect to any eduroam WiFi network on any campus where the service is offered.

Why would I use it?

If you are at a KSU campus there is no benefit to using Eduroam over Kent State Wireless. The purpose behind eduroam is to allow access to members who are not part of Kent State University. . If you are visiting an eduroam participating school, you will be able to get wireless network connectivity with your Flashline credentials.

Where can I use it?

The list of eduroam enabled institutions can be found here: https://www.eduroam.us/institutions_list

Are there any differences between using Eduroam and Kent State Wireless?

  • If you are Kent State faculty, staff, or student, no. There are no differences in what sites and resources can be accessed, nor is there a difference in download speeds.

  • If you are a visitor to Kent State University, and using your institution’s credentials, you will have the same rights as our Kent State Guest SSID minus bandwidth restrictions. (can still VPN, etc. just cannot access credential servers)

I'm not from Kent State University, visiting campus and trying to get on Eduroam, but having difficulties; what do I do?

Different institutions have varying access levels related to Eduroam.  Please contact your home institution for details.  In the interim, please feel free to use the Guest wireless network.

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