eduroam


The eduroam wireless network service provides students, staff and faculty with free roaming wireless access at participating institutions. The eduroam system "is developed for the internal research and education community" (http://www.eduroam.org). Please see the FAQs below for more information.

Setup Instructions
SAIT Polytechnic supports mix mode WPA/TKIP or WPA2/AES encryption for eduroam. A compatible wireless card with updated drivers and patches for your operating system may be required. We recommend that you set up and test your computer at SAIT first to make sure that it works before travelling. However when you are on SAIT campus you should use your normal wireless access such as sait-admn, sait-acdm-staff, and sait-acdm-student.

We encourage the use of the Quick Setup tool to setup your eduroam network connection

Username format for SAIT students: studentID@sait.ca (without leading zeros). Example: 123456@sait.ca
Username format for SAIT staff:       domain\username@sait.ca (not your email address). Example: acdm\jdoe@sait.ca

For users who wish to setup the connection manually, the following settings should be used:


Appropriate Use
Users of the eduroam network must abide by the Appropriate Use guidelines of both SAIT and the home/visiting institution. Wherever the respective appropriate use policies conflict, the more restrictive rules will apply.




Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is eduroam?
eduroam ( EDUcation ROAMing) is a free and secure wireless network service that allows students, staff and faculty to access wireless using their home institution’s credentials while visiting another participating institution without needing a wireless guest account.

Where can I access eduroam?
You can access eduroam at any participating member site.
A list of eduroam sites is available at https://www.eduroam.org/where/ and http://www.canarie.ca/identity/institutions/. In Calgary, eduroam is currently available at SAIT, University of Calgary, ACAD, and Mount Royal University.

How does eduroam work?
All eduroam participating institutions have the same "eduroam" SSID. When you visit one of the participating institutes, your valid authentication information is sent back to SAIT via federal proxy RADIUS servers. SAIT RADIUS server verifies your credentials, the confirmation is then sent back to the visited institution and you are granted wireless access at the visiting site.

What do I need to connect to eduroam?
You will need:


What are the restrictions of eduroam?
All eduroam sites provide at a minimum http, https and VPN (PPPTP, IPSec) access. But there is no guarantee that eduroam will provide the same access to resources as the home/visited institution’s standard wireless network.

How do I get support for eduroam?
All visiting guest users must request support through their home institutions. SAIT does not provide support to visiting guest users. For SAIT students, staff and faculty, please contact helpline for assistance.

Where can I find more information about eduroam?
You can visit http://www.eduroam.org or http://www.canarie.ca for more information.