eduroam - wireless Internet Access

eduroam is a secure, international system for wireless Internet access, based on the same user name and password, no matter where the user is located. eduroam has extensive coverage which, beside most colleges, also encompasses most airports and many major hospitals.

In Norway, the system is provided by Uninett, and is offered to users at universities, colleges, research institutions and others who are similarly interconnected internationally.

What is eduroam?

Connecting your institution to eduroam means that your users will have secure access to all other institutions that support eduroam, both domestically and abroad.

Having eduroam in place also means that you have an 802.1X solution in place locally, and this can be exploited to provide a solution for secure wireless connections for your users and to protect your cabled network from unauthorized machines. 802.1X is a vital component in Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA), which is promoted and certified by the Wi-Fi Alliance. It is supported in a rapidly increasing number of products and clients, and represents an important step toward making wireless networks secure.

By exploiting the potential that RADIUS, base stations and switches provides, you can dynamically put the user on a specific VLAN. By using the same login profile (eduroam), a user can be placed in administration, employee, student or guest networks in line with current privileges.

Even though eduroam is a RADIUS hierarchy, it will nevertheless be easy to integrate it with Feide at a later date. The only changes that must be made involve enabling RADIUS to lookup a Feide database.

Who can use eduroam?

eduroam is available to all students and staff at institutions that are affiliated with the research network – that is to say, institutions that use Uninett as their Internet service provider.

For state-run colleges and universities, this service is an integral part of the basic services.

Reliability of eduroam

The service’s reliability depends primarily on the collaborating institutions that offer Internet access via eduroam along with the national infrastructure for authentication.

Uninett is responsible for the national infrastructure for authentication (RADIUS proxy servers). The national servers are placed in different physical locations and monitored around the clock, both by Uninett and the eduroam Operations Team at the European level.

The Priority Council for Network and Online Services shall ensure that the service is in line with the customer’s needs.

Uninett represents its customers in the international forum eduroam steering group.

The service is monitored around the clock by the Uninett Service Center.

Requirements for eduroam

This service requires a connection to the research network – that is, the company must use Uninett as its Internet service provider.

The customer must accept «eduroam policy».

More information on how to connect to eduroam.

Get eduroam

The start-up fee for eduroam is NOK 5,000.

For state-run universities and colleges, this service is an integral part of Uninett’s basic services.

For other customers, this is a separate service, and the price is calculated based on the size of the organization. 

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The company itself is responsible for training and user support. Useful information on this subject may be found here.

Uninett provides technical support to the company’s IT department. Technical support may be had by contacting Uninett at / +47 73 55 79 00. Opening hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (GMT +1).

Service errors may be reported outside of normal business hours at +47 911 27 087.