Eduroam Wireless Service Now Available
The U of S is now participating in the Canadian Eduroam Federation. Eduroam (see eduroam.org) is a collaborative wireless network that allows faculty, student and staff members of participating higher education institutions to access wireless services at other participating institutions, without the need to obtain a guest account when they visit.
Using Eduroam, U of S employees and students can access the Internet at a participating institution using their U of S NSID username and password. Several institutions in BC (including UBC, Simon Fraser, BCIT and Uvic) currently have Eduroam service available. In addition to the U of S, the University of Calgary and the University of Western Ontario will also be establishing Eduroam this spring. Participation by more Canadian Universities is expected to follow this year. In the future, access to Eduroam wireless services in other countries may become available.
Before using Eduroam while travelling, U of S employees and students must first ensure that their laptops are set up correctly and work on the U of S Eduroam wireless network. Eduroam set-up instructions for members of the U of S are available online.
More information about the new Eduroam service is available on the ITS website.