eduroam (EDUcation ROAMing) is a worldwide network that allows students, staff, and faculty access to wireless internet while visiting other participating member institutions. Users simply use credentials from their home institution and they are granted access.

For example a student from U of M can come to BU and log into our eduroam wireless using their U of M email address and password. Similarly a BU faculty member can go to U of Victoria and log into their eduroam network and use their BU email address and password.

Where to get Support

From your Home Institution. Institutions are not required to provide support to visiting users. Brandon University faculty, staff, (and eventually students), should contact the BU IT Services Helpdesk for assistance.

Restrictions and Usage

When using the eduroam network, you must abide by both the Acceptable Use Policy of Brandon University and the other home or visiting institution. Currently BU students are unable to use the system.

How to connect

Each operating system requires different steps to connect. Below is a list of instructions for a few different operating systems and a list of the required settings which you may need for those and any other OS.

Windows XP
Windows Vista
Windows 7
Mac OSX 10.4
Mac OSX 10.5 or newer

Here is the required connection information for any system:

  • Network/SSID: eduroam (you may have to manually type this in)
  • Network Authentication Method: WPA2 (WPA2 Enterprise)
  • Data Encryption Method: AES
  • EAP Type: PEAP
  • Authentication Protocol: MS-CHAP-V2
  • No Certification Authority (CA)
  • Disable Server Certificate Validation
  • You must enter your full email address as your username