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More info at eduroam-us <https://www.eduroam.us>
*Note: eduroam is still in the early stages of its development in the United States. This documentation describes the services and connection methods as they are intended to perform. However, in practice you may encounter occasional difficulties at this or other locations until this new service becomes more established. We anticipate the standardization of the service will improve in the U.S. over time.
For the traveler: eduroam provides per-user, per-session encrypted network access for visitors from participating institutions, without the need to gain guest credentials on arrival to an eduroam enabled location. The connectivity is instantaneous and the infrastructure is authenticated by the user. Study abroad students can join thousands of eduroam hotspots without any hassle or any data roaming charges.
For the institution: eduroam removes the administrative steps required to provision visitors from other educational institutions. Access between networks from Research & Education institutions is negotiated once during the federation process and for all members of participating institutions. The eduroam network addresses CALEA requirements for visitors from other schools.
When you visit a participating eduroam institution, use your University of Nebraska at Kearney EASI credentials. For example:
To log on to an eduroam wireless network (SSID) listed as "eduroam", you must include @unk.edu or @lopers.unk.edu to enable eduroam to identify your affiliated University.
Likewise, visitors from member institutions can access UNK's wireless network by signing in through eduroam with their university account, such as email@example.com and their UNL password.
UNK ITS provides an automated "eduroam" configuration script that will allow your wireless device to connect to the "eduroam" SSID. Connect to GetConnected@UNK to get the script.
It is strongly recommended that you configure your wireless device at UNK before you travel to a participating institution. When you are attempting to access a non-UNK eduroam network, support may be difficult to find, and UNK's ITS support staff will have limited ability to assist in trouble-shooting the connection.