March 4, 2014
Eduroam, a secure, worldwide roaming access service, is now available. With eduroam, all UF faculty, students, and staff have immediate Internet connectivity when visiting participating universities and scientific organizations. As of March 1, eduroam is available in 54 countries and over 5,000 educational institutions and research facilities.
Having eduroam means quick access to the Internet for faculty conducting research or attending a symposium at a member institution. Eduroam also eliminates the need to get credentials established for faculty, staff, or students visiting the University of Florida, when their home institution is an eduroam participant. The eduroam connection link (its ‘ssid’) now appears as an available wireless network in UF’s campus Wi-Fi options. Authenticated (i.e., GatorLink credentialed) members of the UF community and campus visitors of member institutions are able to access the eduroam network.
Faculty, students, and staff traveling to an eduroam member institution should prepare their device before leaving: check that the eduroam connection link appears on their wireless device, log-in, and then save the log-in credentials so the device is ready to connect after arriving at the eduroam member university or research facility.
Information on using eduroam is available on the UF Computing Help Desk Wiki. UFIT’s Network Services team is available to assist with connectivity issues. Anyone needing assistance (either locally or when traveling) should contact the Help Desk for customer support. Help Desk staff will then transfer anyone needing eduroam assistance to an available Network Services engineer.