Eduroam (education roaming) is a wireless service that allows
students, staff, and faculty to use their own home institution’s wireless credentials to
access wireless network services when visiting any other
eduroam affiliated institution without having to set up a
It is strongly recommended that Dalhousie University users wishing to make use of the this service
have their wireless devices configured and tested on the eduroam network here at Dalhousie
before they travel.
Once set up and working here, it will work at any other eduroam member institution in the world!
Dalhousie University Users - Configuring eduroam on your device
Any Dalhousie University student, faculty or staff wishing to use eduroam when traveling should
configure their device prior to leaving.
Setup of a device for eduroam follows the normal wireless setup, with the following slight modifications:
use “eduroam” as the SSID (also known as the network name)
include the domain name in the username field (such as
firstname.lastname@example.org) when logging into the
eduroam service at another affiliated campus. This is required for your device to be successfully recognized
Once set up, the eduroam SSID will work on our campus, however Dalhousie users are encouraged to use the normal
Dal-WPA2 network while at Dal, as it is our primary network on campus and does not have any
limitations/restrictions applied to guest access network.
If you experience issues while attempting to access wireless service at another institution through the eduroam
setup on your device, you need to contact Dalhousie's help desk for assistance. Support services at other eduroam
affiliated sites you may visit are not required under the eduroam agreement to provide major support - this is
the sole responsibility of the home institution.
Needs to be set up at your own institution prior to visiting Dalhousie.
For any individual visiting Dalhousie University, our implementation of eduroam utilizes WPA2/AES. We currently
support 802.11a, 802.11a, 802.11g, and 802.11n for the 5GHz band.
Please contact your home institution for any help or support and to obtain setup instructions particular to
Also note the Acceptable Use Policy for Dalhousie University applies to guest users. (You should also be aware
of any such policies your home institution has in place, as they also apply).
Restrictions of eduroam
The network restrictions in place are at the discretion of the institution providing the service.
At the very minimum, eduroam provides basic network connectivity for web browsing (HTTP/HTTPS), secure shell
(SSH) and VPN only.
There is no guarantee that eduroam will provide the same access to resources as the home or visited institution's standard
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