What is the eduroam wireless network and how do I connect to it?

eduroam (education roaming) is a secured wireless network service that allows students, staff, and faculty to use their home institution's wireless credentials to access wireless network services, when visiting other eduroam participating institutions, without having to set up a guest account.

eduroam on Ball State campus is designed for visiting institutions, You can access the eduroam network on campus, but it is still recommended to connect to bsusecure on campus.  As eduroam will not allow you the same access on campus as you have on bsusecure.

Before you can use eduroam when traveling, you first should connect to eduroam here at Ball State.  As your support for eduroam is from Ball State and not from the remote institutions.

To join eduroam, all you need is an 802.1x compatible OS (Windows 7 / 8, OSX, iPod Touch, iPhone...) and your Ball State credentials! This is very similar to connecting to the bsusecure network.  But there are differences:


When you choose the eduroam network, you will be prompted to log in.  Use the following login information:

Username:     username@bsu.edu
Password:      BSU Password that you currently use


You need to use your full email address as your username.  As you visit other eduroam locations, those sites need to know where to get your authentication credentials. 

Make sure to join the SSID eduroam on Ball State’s campus before you travel. This will help verify any difficulties you may encounter, and you will be able to resolve any problem you may have before you are away from Ball State.

For more information about eduroam please visit the eduroam-US site.

Click here for the map of participating eduroam institutions.

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  • Date Created: 8/5/2013
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