How to Connect to Eduroam
- Quick Instructions Guide of Eduroam in Armenia for end users using eduroam CAT
eduroam CAT is the eduroam Configuration Assistant Tool. Its purpose is to support you, an eduroam Identity Provider administrator, by allowing you to generate customised eduroam installers for various platforms. The customisation includes your IdP's name, location and logo, contact details for your helpdesk, and of course the RADIUS settings which users need to uniquely identify your IdP when roaming. The installers can be produced in many languages; that way, you can even offer your users an installer in their native language! Further to that, eduroam CAT can also assist you in debugging your own RADIUS setup by comparing your inputs to the actual behaviour of your setup in the eduroam infrastructure.
eduroam CAT can make the end-user installers available on its own user download area, or you may choose to download them yourself and distribute them on your institution's own web page. You can also choose to make only a subset of the supported platforms available for direct download, while redirecting users of select platforms to your own support page (e.g. if you have custom installers with non-standard specialities for these platforms).
Surprisingly many users do not have a clue which operating system they are using. eduroam CAT thus includes an operating system detection and automatically suggests the fitting download. There is a "All platforms" link which takes users to the full platform selection if they so wish. A screenshot of the download area is below. Try it out yourself: hop over to https://cat.eduroam.org, and select any organisation on the download page!
- Manual configuration (insecure - not recommended)
You need to configure your device only exactly once, as instructed to by your home institution. From then on, you can use all eduroam hotspots world-wide without reconfiguring anything.
Eduroam doesn't require any proprietary software to connect, because it uses standards based protocols.
This means that most wireless devices (including mobile devices) should be able to connect to the Eduroam network.
The generic settings for all operating systems are:
- UserName: The username you was given by your institution. eg. email@example.com
- Password: Your password for Eduroam account
- Network Authentication: WPA2 Enterprise
- Authentication Type: PEAP or TTLS
- Authentication Protocol: MSCHAPv2 or PAP
- Eduroam Certificate: Eduroam certificate given by your institution (not necessary)
If you want to have your Eduroam account and certificate you should contact to the person who responsible for Eduroam accounts in your institution.
For more specific instructions please select your system.