August 11, 2016
This summer, UFIT worked with Gainesville Regional Airport staff to bring eduroam, the worldwide roaming access service, to its facility.
Think of eduroam as one ginormous, free, secure Wi-Fi hotspot: UF joined eduroam in 2014, so anyone with a valid GatorLink ID, along with community members of other credentialed institutions, have been accessing the internet on campuses in dozens of countries simply by opening their laptop. Connecting the Gainesville Regional Airport to the eduroam service ensures the UF community (and visitors from participant institutions flying in and out of GRA) can securely access the internet while at the airport.
There are more than 6,000 eduroam hotspots at universities, research centers, and related institutions around the globe. Before leaving campus prepare your device for eduroam. It’s quick and easy to do: Check that the eduroam connection link appears on your wireless device, then log in with your GatorLink credentials and save them. Your device is now ready to use eduroam! Contact the UF Computing Help Desk if you have questions about how eduroam works or if you need assistance preparing your device.