Using Eduroam, U of S employees and current students can access the Internet at a participating institution using their NSID username and password. Several institutions in BC (including UBC, Simon Fraser, BCIT, Uvic) have Eduroam established at their institutions. Other institutions, including the U of S, have been establishing Eduroam this spring; including the U of C and the University of Western Ontario.
Before using Eduroam while travelling, you must first ensure that your laptop is set up correctly and works on the U of S Eduroam wireless network (SSID = eduroam).
Note: Users of Linux or other operating systems may be able to use Eduroam if their computers will support an 802.1X “supplicant.” While the exact steps will be different, the Windows and Mac instructions may be helpful in configuring your system. Support for operating systems other than the Windows and Mac versions listed above is not available.
While using Eduroam at another institution, you will need to contact the ICT Help Desk or your local IT support at the U of S for assistance. Other institutions will not provide you with support. Remember to consider which time zone you are in when requesting support while travelling.
Some institutions may block ports on the Internet that prevent you from using applications other than a web browser or SSH connection (e.g. a non-web-based e-mail client such as Microsoft Outlook). To get around this, you can use a VPN to get to U of S library or administrative systems. Set up a U of S VPN.