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EDUROAM Connection Guidelines

The most important detail about connecting to EDUROAM is the fact that authentication occurs at one's home institution, regardless of where you are connecting from. Wireless network security settings, therefore, should be configured according to the specifications made by the IT team at one's home institution.

So, the best way to prepare for using EDUROAM at campuses abroad is to test connect to it at home first. For SFU faculty/students/staff, this means running the XpressConnect script available here. For visitors to SFU, this means contacting IT personnel at their home institution to get connected to EDUROAM there, before travelling.

NOTE: due to ongoing connectivity issues associated with wireless networking at SFU generally, gaining initial access to EDUROAM at some wifi points will be impossible. SFU-ITS has traced this problem to the firmware installed by some wifi router vendors, and is working on a fix. In the meantime, however, the best practice is to try a different wifi point if one is having trouble with gaining initial access. Once initial access has been accomplished, subsequent re-connection to EDUROAM at SFU is less problematic.

Additional information about how EDUROAM functions at SFU can be found here (scroll to the bottom of the page). General information about EDUROAM is available here, and Canada's implementation of EDUROAM is detailed here.