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eduroam Introduction 


National College of Ireland are running a pilot project providing access to eduroam (Educational Roaming) the roaming infrastructure used by the international research and education community.

Being part of the eduroam community allows users access to the internet at any visited institution who are also members of eduroam, using the same set of credentials the users would use if they were at their home institution. The user is authenticated against a server located on their home campus.

This service originated in Europe. Currently there are two main eduroam confederations:

  • The European eduroam confederation
  • The Asia-Pacific (APAN) eduroam confederation.

For more information visit the following sites: http://www.eduroam.ie or http://www.eduroam.org 

NCI Wireless eduroam Access

NCI broadcast the eduroam WLAN SSID so user should be able to view the network which uses 802.1x authentication. Only validated users will be allowed to authenticate and connect to the WLAN. 

  • Wireless network name (SSID): eduroam 
  • Uses 802.1x authentication
  • Encryption levels supported: AES and Network Authentication WPA2 
  • Authentication: PEAP


Technical Details

  • Blocked ports /protocols: Currently the minimum recommend by eduroam are available.
  • IPv6 Support - Not Available.
  • NCI have some URL filtering in place and these polices extends to eduroam

eduroam Users Visiting NCI

In advance of visiting NCI Campus please ensure you can access eduroam from your home site.

NCI cannot provide support with authentication problems due to security mechanisms within the eduroam configuration. As this is controlled by the user home institution. 

  • Your credentials must be valid. 
  • Ensure your wireless device has been configured as per NCI Wireless eduroam Access 
  • If you have any queries in relation to eduroam service in NCI in advance of your visit please contact itsupport@ncirl.ie

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