eduroam (educational roaming) is an international secure wireless roaming service for users in research, higher education and further education. It provides researchers, lecturers and students easy and secure Internet access when visiting an institution other than their own.
Southern Regional College operates a “Home” and “Visited” eduroam service.
Eduroam General Information
Eduroam is a free to use wireless service offered with Southern Regional College and many other further education and higher education institutions.
Where eduroam is available, connect to it using your college e-mail address.
Staff – email@example.com
Students – firstname.lastname@example.org
Enter your college password and you should get connected. This service isn’t available to students from the Schools Partnership Program
If you are unable to connect, please forget / delete the network from your list of Wifi networks and try again. Make sure you change your password for the wireless network when you change it to logon to Southern Regional College computers.
More detailed instructions are in the guides below
Home Service (Southern Regional College Staff and Students)
We operate a “Home” service which means that when you are in the College or away at another eduroam-enabled institution you can use your College credentials to connect to the internet via their eduroam service. Before visiting another institution, you should follow one of the guides below and connect your device to the eduroam WiFi within Southern Regional College. This sets up the connection profile and saves your username and password so that when you visit another institution your device will connect automatically.
Important Note: Please remember that if you change your college password that you will need to changed this in your WiFi settings for eduroam too.
Visited Service (Visitors)
Visitors from an organisation that provides an eduroam “Home” service for their staff and/or students should be able to use eduroam at the Southern Regional College.
Before your visit, you should set up your device according to your own organisation’s instructions. Instructions on this page will only work for Southern Regional College staff and students.
If you have any issues connecting to eduroam contact SRC IT Services to confirm the service if working within the College, you can reach us by calling 02838397890 or email email@example.com . If it is then you will need to contact support within your own organisation.
Travelling to another Organisation
Before visiting any eduroam institution, you should check to verify that eduroam is available and if so what level of service is provided. In particular, your device should be configured correctly for eduroam before you visit another participating site. There are a large number of eduroam enabled institutions across the UK. A list of those already participating and the level of service they provide for visitors is here. Map (please note these locations are controlled by each institute, some may offer eduroam but don’t show on the map.
If a site shows as “home organisation only” this means SRC users can NOT use eduroam here.
Smartphone / tablet users may also find the “eduroam companion” app useful for finding eduroam-enabled sites when travelling. Download it from the App Store / Play Store for your device.
Home Service Setup Guides
You can download the following PDF documents that will guide you through the steps required to configure your device for eduroam. If you require additional assistance, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
eduroam Home Service Certificate Download
Note: This step is only required if you have attempted to set up the eduroam connection using the Home Service Setup Guides above and found that the required certificate is not already listed on your device.
The Southern Regional College uses a security certificate supplied by a public certificate authority for eduroam so that you can check and have confidence that you are connecting securely to genuine Southern Regional College servers only. In most cases the certificate below will install automatically, however for those that don’t you can use the link below “QuoVadis Root CA 2” authority (CA). To do this, you will need to use another wireless / mobile network. Click the link below to download the certificate, instructions on installing the certificate are available in some of the guides above.
The operation of eduroam is dependent on a number of other Wi-Fi networking services within the Southern Regional College. If you have pre-configured your eduroam connection as per the instructions provided and are still having difficulty connecting, please check if there are any current issues by contacting your local IT Service Desk or email@example.com .
Please keep in mind that eduroam only allows access to a wireless network. What can and can’t be accessed is dependent on each organisations individual policies. i.e. youtube and facebook may be allowed in SRC but not in another college.
Protecting your account details
Users must not share or encourage the sharing of eduroam credentials between each other. You are in breach of the College Acceptable Use Policy if you share your user details with anyone else..
Giving your eduroam credentials to a friend would result in you being held accountable for any misuse. It’s also worth remembering that these credentials do not just provide access to a network, but will often provide access to e-mail, file storage and other services that may contain highly personal and sensitive information.