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Eduroam is a wireless network service that allows members of Canadian educational institutions to securely access the Internet while visiting other member universities by using login credentials from their home institution.

The network access that is available is provided at the discretion of the host institution. At the very minimum, Eduroam supports web browsing (HTTP or HTTPS), secure shell (SSH), and Virtual Private Network (VPN). There is no guarantee that Eduroam will provide the same access to resources as your home institution’s wireless network.

There is no charge for this service. 

Documentation and Training

Support for Eduroam connectivity must be provided by your home institution. Institutions hosting Eduroam connectivity are not required to provide support to visitors.

University of Guelph users must contact the CCS Help Centre for support.

Note: If you experience problems with the Eduroam service at the institution you are visiting, you may not be able to connect to the CCS Help Centre. Therefore, you should note their phone number and email address before traveling.

Support or Help

If you need help or have questions about the service please use one of the following methods for contacting CCS for assistance:

Who is eligible to use this service?

This service is available for the following members of a Canadian educational institution:

  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Students

Service Availability

Depends on the institution providing the service.

How Do I Request or Access this Service?

Prior to traveling, you should configure your computer to connect to the institution you will be visiting. If you need assistance, contact the CCS Help Centre.

Use JoinNow utility and follow the instructions to connect your device to eduroam. The same instructions for synchronising your password and configuring your computer for uog-wifi-secure also apply to eduroam. When you enter your username at login, ensure that it includes your full domain name (for example, For University of Guelph Students, use the domain, not the domain.

To configure your devices not supported by JoinNow, use the information in the following table.

Parameter Network
SSID eduroam
Authentication WPA2 or WPA (WPA2 is preferred)
Encryption AES or TKIP (AES is preferred)
802.1x/EAP Type PEAP
Authentication Method MS-CHAP V2
Certificate Authority Thawte Premium Root CA
Certificate Servers
Client Side Certificate No