If you like your Wi-Fi to be secure when roaming, you are not alone. The eduroam network, short for education roaming, is available here on the SMU campus and now at over 1,000 other colleges, universities, and research facilities in the US. Starting in 2009, this encrypted Wi-Fi network was designed for research and education institutions to allow students, employees, and guests to use their institution’s ID and password to connect securely and seamlessly to the Internet using the eduroam network while visiting other institutions.
Since 2015, the SMU community has been able to use their SMU ID and password at more than 10,000 eduroam hotspots in more than 100 nations around the world. There is no special signup or registration to get started using eduroam. Simply select the eduroam network from your available Wi-Fi networks and then enter your SMU email for the Username and your SMU password for the Password. To find out more about eduroam on campus, please visit smu.edu/wifi.
There are 2,709 eduroam service locations across the US, including some regional airports and buses, plus 25 state parks across Utah. Numerous conferences in the US have begun to make the service available to their attendees, including the SC Conference, the PEARC Conference. You can find out more about eduroam at eduroam.org.