What is eduroam

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Bowdoin College is one of hundreds of members of eduroam. "Eduroam (education roaming) is the secure, world-wide roaming access service developed for the international research and education community.  eduroam allows students, researchers and staff from participating institutions to obtain Internet connectivity across campus and when visiting other participating institutions by simply opening their laptop." - eduroam website 

 For more information, visit the eduroam website https://www.eduroam.org/what-is-eduroam/

What can I do with eduroam?

Bowdoin faculty, staff and students will have access to wireless at any participating institution around the world by using their own Bowdoin email address and Bowdoin password. 

Where is eduroam available?

For a list of US participants, look here at eduoram's list of institutions.

For a list of global participants, look where else eduroam can be used.

Are there any "public" locations for eduroam?

While eduroam is limited to colleges and universities, several colleges have started to provide information of any public places with eduroam such as parking lots or parking garages. An interactive map provided by the University of Delaware highlighting those areas is available.

Is eduroam secure?

Yes. The eduroam network is more secure than most publicly available networks and there are agreements in place by all member institutions that they must use specific authentication methods and protocols to ensure security of the usernames, passwords, and the data being transmitted.

For more information, read eduroam's information regarding the security of the network.


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