Using eduroam – Visitors to TCD
Further below on this page is a general outline of the configuration steps for visitors using the eduroam service when in TCD. Some more detailed steps for users of Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP or Mac OS 10.5/10.6/10.7 are available via the following link:
Prior to visiting TCD you should:
- Confirm your home institution supports authentication from external institutions participating in the eduroam service - see the eduroam website
- Consult with your own institution’s eduroam documentation. Note that eduroam technical support must be provided by your home organisation and is not available from IS Services in TCD.
- SSID: the SSID for eduroam is broadcast on the TCD wireless network. The eduroam SSID (Service Set Identifier) is ‘eduroam’ and is case sensitive. If you do not see this SSID then you may need to manually specify it in the Wireless network properties.
- Encryption: TCD uses WPA-Enterprise with TKIP for encrypton. Visiting users must have their wireless cards configured with these settings to use the eduroam service within TCD
- Authentication: eduroam authentication requests are forwarded to your home institution. The specifics of your client EAP/authentication settings are as per your home institution – please refer to your home institution for these settings.
- Username and Password: The domain name of your home institution must be specified when authenticating:
Syntax: [username]@[domain] e.g. email@example.com
- Wireless Network Card: Support for legacy 802.11b wireless adapters in TCD has been discontinued. Users with such wireless adapters will not be able to connect to wireless network services in TCD and so are advised to purchase a new wireless network adapter, or to check if their current adapter can be switched to 802.11g.