What this article covers
eduroam (education roaming) is a wireless network for students, faculty & staff. It's a secure, worldwide roaming access service for the international research and educational community.
At FGCU, eduroam will provide a better user experience with faster speeds (now up to 35 Megabits!) and higher security standards. The eduroam service will allow you to connect to the WiFi when on campus and at thousands of participating institutions worldwide.
This document outlines the benefits of using eduroam and how to get connected. In this article, the following will be covered:
- Why use eduroam
- How to connect to eduroam
- How to configure your device to use eduroam
- More information about eduroam
Why use eduroam
The benefits of using the eduroam wireless network include:
eduroam Hotspots – The eduroam wireless network is available in thousands of locations across over 100 countries worldwide. You will be able to connect to these eduroam hotspots when traveling to participating eduroam locations.
User Experience - Connecting your device to the eduroam wireless network at FGCU will provide a better user experience, as it provides faster speeds and is more secure than the 'fgcu-campus' wireless network.
Security - The eduroam wireless network utilizes some of the top standards for security and authentication.
How to connect to eduroam
In order to initially connect to the eduroam wireless network, FGCU students, faculty & staff need to install software for security and compatibility purposes. SecureW2 is the auto-configuration tool for configuring client devices for 802.1x wireless.
Click the FGCU’s eduroam configuration portal link to access this tool. The eduroam configuration portal will redirect to an external website hosted by SecureW2 at cloud.securew2.com. This is a trusted website and part of the onboarding process. By selecting this link option above, you agree to the University's Acceptable Use Policy.
How to configure your device to use eduroam
Please access the How to Configure Your Device to Use eduroam Knowledge Base article to learn more.
More information about eduroam
To learn more about eduroam and view participating locations, please visit the websites below.