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ICT encourages Laurier students, faculty and staff to use Eduroam for easier, more-secure wireless Internet access

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Sep 8/14

Laurier has made some changes to its wireless networks at all locations. As of Aug. 28, the Laurierwireless network was taken offline, and members of the Laurier community are now encouraged to use the Eduroam wireless network for easier, more secure Internet access.

Eduroam is a global, secure wireless Internet network devoted to members of educational and research communities. First introduced at Laurier in 2012, it allows Laurier students, staff and faculty to use their network username and password to gain Internet access at any of the universityís locations, as well as at any institution connected to the Eduroam network around the world. 

After setting up Eduroam on a computer or mobile device, users only need to log in once. The network then remembers user credentials, and allows users to automatically access the Internet at Laurier and at any participating university.

Eduroamís benefits include a secure Internet connection, whereas Laurierís other active wireless network, Laurierwifi, is not secure and should not be used for activities like online banking or making online purchases. Eduroamís one-time login is also more convenient than Laurierwifi, which requires users to log in each time.

Detailed information on setting up Eduroam is available from Laurier ICT: http://www.wlu.ca/page.php?grp_id=12689&p=21443. Users can also visit the ICT Student Service Desk in the Concourse for assistance.

Eduroam works with the following operating systems and devices: Windows XP,7 and 8, Mac OSX 10.6 and higher, iPad, iPhone, iPod, BlackBerry, PlayBook and Android 2.3+. 

The Eduroam network is currently available at educational institutions in 67 countries and territories worldwide, including almost every university in Canada. A full list of members is available on the Eduroam website

For more information on Eduroam, visit eduroam.org.

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