Lancaster University Eduroam
Lancaster University Eduroam
Wireless Networking – eduroam
eduroam is used at Lancaster University to provide secure wireless internet access for staff, students and visitors. It provides the wireless connectivity in many teaching, study and social spaces, and campus residences.
eduroam is the secure, world-wide roaming access service developed for the international research and education community, means that you can also use it at hundreds of other participating institutions world-wide.
To login to eduroam you need to use your Lancaster University account username in the following format email@example.com and enter your usual password for your University Account. For example, if your University Account username is ‘newtoni’, then the eduroam login would be firstname.lastname@example.org. (Note that this is not the same as your email address).
For more information see the Wi-Fi service FAQs, or contact the ISS Service Desk if you are having problems.
eduroam Service Information
eduroam (education roaming) allows students, lecturers, researchers and staff from participating organisations to securely access the Internet via wi-fi from any eduroam-enabled organisation.
Lancaster University operates Home and Visited eduroam services. This means:
- Lancaster University account holders can set up their devices to use eduroam at Lancaster University (‘Home’ eduroam service).
How to set up your device to connect to eduroam
- Lancaster University account holders who have set up eduroam on their devices will be able to use eduroam at other participating institutions (provided that institution is operating a ‘Visited’ eduroam service).
- Visitors who have eduroam configured for their home institution will be able to use the eduroam service at Lancaster University (‘Visited’ eduroam service).
Information about eduroam access and coverage at Lancaster University.
Acceptable use of eduroam at Lancaster University
Users of eduroam at Lancaster University agree to abide by:
- The Computer User Agreement, which can be found in Appendix C of the Rules of the University
- The eduroam (UK) Policy
eduroam for visitors to Lancaster University
If you are a visitor to Lancaster University and have eduroam set up for your home organisation, eduroam should ‘just work’ for you. You should not need to set up a new profile.
If you do need to set up a new eduroam profile you should follow your home organisation’s instructions, not those of Lancaster University. This is because Lancaster University checks your account credentials at your home organisation when you connect to eduroam.
Visitors to Lancaster University who require eduroam support should contact their Home site in the first instance.
At Lancaster University, eduroam uses the AES/CCMP cipher/method to perform encryption over Wi-Fi.
Which organisations in the UK provide eduroam?
List of other organisations offering eduroam, including links to service information for those organisations.
Use of eduroam after your association with Lancaster University ends
Lancaster University account holders are required to remove the eduroam profile from their devices when their association with Lancaster University ends.