Eduroam

eduroam

What is eduroam?

EDUROAM (education roaming) is the secure, world-wide roaming access service developed for the international research and education community.  EDUROAM allows people with accounts from participating institutions to obtain Internet connectivity across campuses at participating institutions by simply opening their laptop or other wireless device and finding the EDUROAM SSID.

This means anyone with a Williams College e-mail address can connect to free WiFi at other campuses or organizations which participate in EDUROAM and visitors from participating schools can connect to the eduroam WiFi while at Williams.  Over 900 colleges, universities, and research facilities in the United States offer this in the United States, and is available in over 100 countries at over 5000 locations internationally.

How do I connect to eduroam at Williams?

Williams account holders log in with the Williams email address (e.g. [email protected]) and email password. For more detailed information on joining eduroam see: https://oit.williams.edu/help-guides/wifi-and-wired-connections/wireless-about/

Visitors, if your home institution participates in EDUROAM simply look for the wireless SSID named eduroam and connect using your [email protected] format. When prompted, provide your account password as it is set at your home institution. Our servers never see the password – they relay your login credentials to your home institutions to verify authentication with your home institution and let them connect.

How do I connect when I’m visiting other institutions?

If you are at another campus that offers EDUROAM you will simply need to choose the EDUROAM SSID on their wireless network and authenticate with the Williams email address (e.g. [email protected]) and email password.   NOTE –  Their server does not see your credentials – it passes them directly to Williams.