About eduroam

NCI is running a pilot project providing access to eduroam (Educational Roaming), the roaming infrastructure used by the international research and education community.


EduroamBeing part of the eduroam community allows users access to the internet at any visited institution that is also a member 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:



NCI wireless eduroam access

NCI broadcasts the eduroam WLAN SSID, so users should be able to view the network that 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 the 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