What is eduroam?
"eduroam" enables you to connect to the internet using your username and password not only on Edinburgh College campuses, but also at other universities in the UK and abroad. It also allows visitors to our campus to connect as though they were at their home university using their username and password. It is available to all members of College – both staff and students at no additional cost.
In the UK the service is co-ordinated by JANET and is called the Janet Roaming Service (JRS). Full information is available on the website including an up-to-date list of participating institutions.
How do I as a student or a member of staff use eduroam at Edinburgh College?
Simply join the 'eduroam setup' wireless network, open your web browser and follow the instructions for setting up your computer/device. Then join the 'eduroam' wireless network.
If you would prefer to manually set up your device or print out the instructions, please click on the appriopriate link below
Mac OS X 10.5
Mac OS X 10.6 and above
Windows Phone 7 and above
Once you have set this up on your computer/device on any one of Edinburgh College's campuses, you will be able to gain access to the internet at other participating institutions – see the Participating Organisations Chart
You must check that your laptop/device is compatible with the authentication method in use by the "Visited Organisation". You do this by visiting the Participating Organisationschart online and following the links to the site you are visiting.
If you are a student or staff member of Edinburgh College and are having difficulties with eduroam access, please contact the relevent IT helpdesk at your campus for assistance
Visitors to Edinburgh College
Before you arrive
Check that your institution participates in the Janet Roaming Service/eduroam. A list of JRS/eduroam participants can be found on the Participating Organisations Map.
Please consult your home IT Support department for the one time setup of your laptop prior to travelling to our site (or any other sites supporting the Janet Roaming Service/eduroam). Please also be aware that under the eduroam agreement, any problems you may experience as a visitor must be referred to your home institution's support desk for assistance.
You must check that your laptop setup is compatible with the authentication method in use by us.
The following information is for visitors to Edinburgh College from other institutions participating in the JRS/eduroam scheme, who want to access the our Eduroam wireless network during their visit.
JRS Tier Supported: JRS2
WEP or WPA support: WPA / WPA2
Visitors should be aware of the Regulations for the use of Eduroam via the JANET Acceptable Use Policy