eduroam is a service that allows roaming research and educational users to more easily obtain wireless network access at participating sites. When attaching to the eduroam wireless network at the visited site users will be prompted to authenticate and should provide the credentials that they use at their home site. The user is then authenticated against an authentication server at their home site, and if authentication succeeds the user is granted wireless network access.
Further information on eduroam is available from the national eduroam site for Ireland, which identifies eduroam hotspots in Ireland, and from the central eduroam service website, which identifies eduroam hotspots worldwide.
The following are the details of eduroam WiFi offered at Longford, Ballymahon & Granard Libraries:
|WIRELESS CONNECTIVITY INFORMATION|
|Wireless network name (SSID):||eduroam|
|Encryption levels supported:||AES|
NETWORK ACCESS INFORMATION
|Website filtering||Yes, access to some websites are blocked|
|Port/Protocol restrictions||Yes (Ports allowed based on eduroam.ie policy excluding DNS)|
|Transparent proxying of your traffic||No|
|Network Address Translation (NAT) of wireless device address?||Yes|
NOTE: that authentication problems should be addressed to the support staff at your home site, as the security
mechanisms within eduroam mean that much of the detail of the authentication step is not visible to the support staff at visited sites.