Connecting to eduroam

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 eduroamnetwork on campus, but it is still recommended to connect to bsusecure on campus.  Aseduroam 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 a 802.1x compatible OS (Windows 7, 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:                                                                                                   Password:      Your Password 

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.  

You can follow the step-by-step instructions already created for bsusecure wireless network by selecting, ----connecting to bsusecure, tab.*             

*Just remember to select eduroam as you wireless network and use your BSU email address as you username.   

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: 9/4/2013
  • Last Modified Since: 6/12/2014
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