What is Eduroam?
Haverford College is a member of the Eduroam Consortium. This partnership comes with two key benefits:
- As a member of the Haverford Community, you can easily use the wireless network at other member institutions by using your Haverford username and password to log on.
- Visitors from other member institutions can easily use our wireless network, and log on with their home institution username and password.
Eduroam is a consortium that began in Europe in 2003 and has spread to academic institutions in 54 countries worldwide. A list of US and International Eduroam-participating institutions is available on the Eduroam website.
When I visit an Eduroam school, how do I connect?
Every Eduroam institution has a wireless network ID (called an SSID) called eduroam (all lower case). When you see the eduroam SSID, join it and follow the normal process for your device to join the network. When prompted to enter a username and password, use your full Haverford e-mail address as the username and your Haverford password.
When I have a visitor from an Eduroam school, how can they use our network?
Likewise, here at Haverford we have an SSID called eduroam. Visitors from participating schools (including Bryn Mawr College and Swarthmore College) can use their e-mail address and password to connect. Those who are adept at configuring their own devices can connect to the eduroam network directly. For users with devices that are more difficult to configure for encrypted networks, like older Windows laptops, they can first join the HaverfordConnect SSID, open a web browser and follow the Eduroam instructions.
Can Haverford community members use the eduroam network here at Haverford?
Not currently. The Haverford-Secure network gives Haverford users access to a larger number of resources (like Storage and the Quaker domain) than is available through eduroam. Although this may change in the future, today we still ask Haverford users to connect through Haverford-Secure.
Are other schools’ eduroam networks secure?
Yes. The Eduroam consortium has very high security standards. All data that moves across an eduroam network is encrypted end-to-end using technology called 802.1x. Just like Haverford-Secure, someone with special snooping tools would see nothing more than a jumble.