eduroam allows students, researchers and staff from participating (member) institutions to obtain Internet connectivity across campuses when visiting other member institutions by simply connecting their mobile devices to WiFi networks labelled “eduroam”.
In other words, if you have a valid eduroam account at Bilkent ( i.e. you are a Bilkent student, faculty or administrative staff) and you are visiting an eduroam member institution; you can use their eduroam WiFi network using your Bilkent credentials. This applies for member institutions’ students and staff visiting Bilkent as well. All one needs is to find a WiFi service with SSID (WiFi network name) “eduroam”.
eduroam (education roaming) is a secure, world-wide roaming access service developed for the international research and education community.
Having started in Europe, eduroam has gained momentum throughout the research and education community and is now available in 72 territories.
How does it work?
With eduroam installed on your laptop, mobile phone or other wireless devices, there’s no need to request special accounts or borrow other people’s IDs – just activate your device and you should be online.
eduroam’s secure and privacy-preserving technology means that there is no need to enter usernames and passwords through insecure web browser forms. Your device will identify a valid eduroam access point and log-in automatically. Your password is never shared with any of the access points.
Your password for your online identity is provided to you by your ‘home’ institution – where you are enrolled in study or are employed.
Wherever you see ‘eduroam’ appear in your list of Wi-Fi networks, you can get online.