Eduroam is a worldwide wireless access service that allows students, faculty, and staff of participating institutions transparent access to one another's wireless networks. Each participating institution maintains a Wi-Fi network named eduroam. After you initially connect to eduroam at your home institution, then you can then access the eduroam network at any participating institutions.
Features and Benefits
Provides transparent, secure access at over 3000 (as of August, 2013) educational institutions worldwide.
Note that eduroam is identical to the Amherst Secure network, but with the additional ability to connect seemlessly to networks at other institutions. Amherst users should feel free to use eduroam and Amherst Secure interchangably.
To use the worldwide eduroam network, you must first log on to eduroam at your home institution. Do this before traveling, then you will be able to use eduroam at other locations.
To use eduroam, from your list of available wireless networks, select eduroam and, when prompted, enter your Amherst username, with "@amherst.edu" appended. For most people, this is synonmous with your Amherst email address, but not for all:
- If you have an email alias, be sure to use your login username with "@amherst.edu" appended; not your email address.
- If you have an Amherst account but use a different domain for email (e.g. a Five College Inc. employee), you must append "@amherst.edu" to your username, not "@fivecolleges.edu."
If you are a visitor to Amherst and want to use eduroam, log in to eduroam with your home institution email address. When using eduroam, you do not need to Network Register your device to use the Amherst network.