You may have noticed a new wireless network now available across campus. The "eduroam" network is an official part of the University wireless network. Similar to "UofM Guest", this new network is intended for guests from other higher education institutions.
Current faculty, staff, and students should continue to use the "UofM" and "UofM Secure" wireless networks.
eduroam (education roaming) is a secure, worldwide roaming wireless network partnership developed for the international research and education community. Through our partnership with the Office of Information Technology, eduroam is now available for University faculty, researchers, staff and students on the Morris, Twin Cities, and Rochester campuses. Coverage for the Duluth and Crookston is still being researched.
eduroam allows members from participating institutions to obtain Internet connectivity when visiting other participating institutions. For example, if you visit another university that also supports eduroam, you can connect to that institution's wireless network using your U of M login credentials. Secure network access at participating institutions worldwide is as easy as configuring your computer to use eduroam for wireless network access when traveling.
Once configured, eduroam securely connects your computer to the campus wireless network automatically using advanced wireless technology and security. Once your computer or mobile device is set up, you won't have to login to the wireless each day, and your system will log you into the network automatically, based on those secure configurations. Look for "eduroam" in your list of available wireless networks on your computer or mobile device when you visit other universities.
You can log in to eduroam using your Internet ID and domain (your full email address, such as firstname.lastname@example.org, or email@example.com) and password. Any device that supports 802.1X wireless capabilities can connect.
When connecting to eduroam at a participating university, your access will be treated as a member of the institution are visiting, and you should expect to receive the level of service offered by that institution. Be aware that when you log in with your U of M credentials at another institution, that you are not accessing the U of M network, and you may not be able to access some applications as you would when using our local network. You may need to use the VPN (Virtual Private Network) to access all of the U of M network and applications.
eduroam partners include hundreds of universities, including a majority of the CIC universities, and research institutions worldwide. Click the links below to view maps of eduroam locations worldwide:
If you plan to travel to another university that uses eduroam, we encourage you to set up eduroam before leaving our campus to verify that you have everything set up correctly. You also are encouraged to use the eduroam network for all wireless needs, both on the U of M home campus, as well as other eduroam locations. You should contact the service desk of your home campus for support with problems or other issues when using eduroam at another institution.
You can find additional information, including setup information, at OIT's wireless setup guide.