Connecting to eduroam

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Download the instructions here

What is eduroam?
Why should I use eduroam
Who is it meant for?
Need help connecting?
Connect an Android device
Connect an iOS mobile device
Connect a Windows mobile device
Connect an Apple laptop
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Disclaimer

What is eduroam?

  • It is a secure wireless network service that allows faculty, staff, and students to use their home institution’s wireless credentials to access wireless networks when visiting other eduroam participating institutions.

Why should I use eduroam

  • Mobile secure access
  • Eliminates the need for guest account when visiting participating campuses
  • Seamless transition to other campuses and locations with eduroam implemented
  • Free wireless while visiting other locations

For the eduroam map click here.

Who is it meant for?

All faculty, students and guests visiting other campuses. The Niagara Secure Wi-Fi is still meant for those who are at our campus.
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Need help connecting?

Visit us at the Library in NOTL or Welland.

EMAIL: itshelpdesk@niagaracollege.ca

PHONE: 905-735-2211 ext. 7642

For more information on eduroam check their website here.
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How to connect to the eduroam network

Android

  1. On your Android device,
    • Settings
    • Tap Wireless & networks
    • Wi-Fi settings.
  2. Tap eduroam.
  3. Make sure that for EAP method, PEAP is selected.
  4. Tap Phase 2 authentication, and then select MSCHAPV2.
  5. Enter:
    • Username: Your Blackboard email
    • Password: Your Blackboard password.
    • CA certificate and User certificate are both Unspecified.
  6. Tap Connect.
  7. If asked to accept a College certificate, click Yes.

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iOS

  1. Settings
  2. Click Wi-Fi. (Make sure Wi-Fi is on)
  3. Click the eduroam network
    • Username: Blackboard email
    • Password: Blackboard password
    • Click Join
  4. Click Accept to accept the Niagara Eduroam security certificate
  5. A tick will appear next to eduroam when the iPhone connects to the network.

To disconnect from the eduroam wireless network, turn the wireless off.

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Laptop Windows

  1. Click the Network icon (bottom left of your screen in the task bar)
  2. Select eduroam
  3. Make sure to fill in the following:
  • Network name: eduroam
  • Security type: WPA2-Enterprise
  • Encryption type: AES
  • Start this connection automatically.
  1. Accept the security certificate if prompted

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Laptop iOS

  1. Click the Wi-Fi menu icon
  2. Select eduroam Wi-Fi network from the list of available networks.
  3. Enter your Blackboard username and password
  4. Check “Remember this network”

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Remember

  • While at Niagara College, you should be using Niagara College’s wireless network (AirNC-Secure).
  • It is important to set and test your computers and portable devices prior to travelling to a partner institution.
  • Once it is set up, you will have wireless access to any eduroam-enabled institution in the world.
  • If you are visiting another university or college and need wireless access, as long as you are at an eduroam member institution, you will not need a guest account from the campus you are visiting — you simply use eduroam.

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Disclaimer

If you are having difficulty with connectivity contact your local ITS team. The institution you are trying to connect to will be able to assist with any issues onsite.

Support for this network can be reached here

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