In November, UNH will include eduroam, a “secure, world-wide roaming access service developed for the international research and education community” to its list of available wireless networks. “eduroam allows students, researchers and staff from participating institutions to obtain Internet connectivity across campus and when visiting other participating institutions by simply opening their laptop.” (Source: eduroam.us)
What does this mean for UNH faculty, staff, and students? It means the convenience of visiting other eduroam-compliant institutions and connecting to their wireless network without reconfiguring their machines. The opposite is also true: faculty, staff, and students who visit UNH and come from a eduroam-compliant institution can do the same. Eduroam will appear alongside UNH-Public and UNH-Secure. To gain access to the network, simply re-run the configuration applet at http://wifi.unh.edu. The eduroam service will perform identically to UNH-Secure in terms of access, speed, and bandwidth.
Eduroam will be available in all administrative and academic buildings that currently have wireless service; Residential buildings will not see the eduroam network intially. The network ID will be the same at all compliant institutions: it will display as eduroam. For a complete list of participating institutions, go to https://www.eduroam.us/institutions_list. For more information on eduroam, go to http://eduroam.us.