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Eduroam: Faster, More Secure Wireless Connection

This news item expired June 2, 2014. It may contain out-of-date information.

Eduroam (education roaming) is a worldwide roaming wireless access service designed for educational institutions. Through this service, Iowa State faculty, staff, and students can access Wi-Fi networks at any participating eduroam campus using their active Iowa State Net-ID and password. This also means any member of another participating institution may also log in to the Iowa State network by using their institution's login credentials.

ITS at Iowa State has recently increased the eduroam presence in the residence halls, allowing for faster access. And, more importantly, says senior analyst Jennifer Lohrbach, data on eduroam is encrypted, which means your information is safe.

Daniel Bush, a junior who lives in Helser Hall, tried eduroam this week. "It is actually better than my Ethernet," he said. "It surprised me a lot how effective and easy it was to get it going. I'll probably be using this from now on."

Eduroam is also available to ISU staff and students who are visiting other institutions, including internationally. With eduroam, all you have to do is open your laptop and log in with your ISU Net-ID and password, just like you do here.

If you have questions, or fore more information, contact the Solution Center, or read how to Connect to Eduroam.