How To Use eduroam At Purdue

The following section is from the eduroam web site. The eduroam page has a lot of information about eduroam and how it works and I would encourage users to look it over.

What is eduroam?

eduroam (education roaming) is the secure worldwide federated network access service developed for the international research and education community.

What does it do?

For the traveler: eduroam provides per-user, per-session encrypted network access for visitors from participating institutions, without the need to gain guest credentials on arrival to an eduroam enabled location. The connectivity is instantaneous and the infrastructure is authenticated by the user. Study abroad students can join thousands of eduroam hotspots without any hassle or any data roaming charges.

For the institution: eduroam removes the administrative steps required to provision visitors from other educational institutions. Access between networks from R&E institutions is negotiated once during the federation process and for all members of participating institutions. The eduroam network addresses CALEA requirements for visitors from other schools.

For Traveling Purdue Faculty and Staff

If you are traveling to another institution you should first look to see if that institution is a member of eduroam. Lists of US-based and international institutions can be found on their website. You will notice that Purdue is listed under "Institutions in Testing".

When you get to the remote institution that is participating, their wireless network should be broadcasting a wireless network name (or SSID) called eduroam. Click to join eduroam and you will be asked for a username and password. Your username is your Purdue Career Account (PCA) login name concatenated with @purdue.edu such as pcauser@purdue.edu. Your password will be your PCA password, not your math password.

How you join a wireless network is specific to the OS of your laptop and will leave this to the user. I am sure you can get help from their admin staff if necessary.

For Visitors To Purdue

Visitors to Purdue that want to connect to the Purdue's eduroam would follow the same steps as in the Traveling Purdue Faculty and Staff section except visitors will use their institution's username and password to login.