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

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

You can access the eduroam network on campus, just as you can access bsusecure. Before using eduroam while traveling, you first should connect to eduroam here at Ball State.  Since 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 email address and password for credentials! This is very similar to connecting to the bsusecure network.  

If using a cell phone, it is recommended to forget the eduroam network and try connecting again.  When using a cell phone you may need to specify the "EAP method"  Please select "PEAP" and "Phase 2 authentication" should be set to "MSCHAPV2".

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 eduroam SSID on campus before you travel to resolve any issues you might have while you have easy access to the Ball State University Helpdesk.

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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