Information Technology Services is happy to announce the launch of eduroam (which stands for educational roaming), a new wireless service which is available in academic and administrative buildings. This service has two main components – a new wireless network on our campuses and reciprocal access to this wireless network wherever it is being broadcast around the world. This reciprocal system enables Northeastern students, faculty, and staff to securely access the eduroam wireless network off-campus at more than 5,000 participating locations worldwide. Additionally, visitors from any participating eduroam institution can securely connect to the eduroam wireless network while at Northeastern using their own credentials.
While eduroam is available, Northeastern students, faculty, staff and sponsored accounts should still continue to use NUwave while on campus. More information on prioritizing wireless network on personal/unmanaged computer can be found on the ITS page PRO TIP: Setting a preferred wireless network.
A full list of the over 350 participating U.S. Institutions is available on the eduroam website. Locally eduroam wireless access is available at Harvard University, MIT, Boston University, Emerson College, Wheelock College, Emmmanuel College, Wentworth Institute of Technology, Mass College of Art, Simmons College, Mass College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts – Boston and Tufts University.
An international map is also available (it takes a moment to load). Since eduroam was initially developed and launched in Europe, this continent boasts the most locations with thousands of participating colleges, universities and research facilities.
It is easy to connect to eduroam – you simply need to enter your eduroam username [myNEU username]@northeastern.edu (e.g., email@example.com) and your myNEU password. Similar to NUwave, once you have entered and saved your login credentials on your device, you will be able to automatically connect to the eduroam network whenever it is available. NOTE: From off campus the VPN is still required to access several university resources, including shared departmental (Q:) drives, certain library databases, personal workstations and data centers.
Easy Internet Access For eduroam Visitors
Visiting faculty, researchers, students, and other individuals from participating eduroam organizations are able to securely access the eduroam wireless network in our academic and administrative buildings using their home organization’s credentials. This network is an enhanced alternative to NUwave-guest for individuals coming from another eduroam campus, as there there is no time limit for accessing eduroam.
Questions or concerns? Please contact the ITS Service Desk at 617.373.4357 (xHELP) or firstname.lastname@example.org.