eduroam (education roaming) is the secure, world-wide roaming access service developed for the international research and education community. Having started in Europe, eduroam has gained momentum throughout the research and education community and is now available in 72 territories. eduroam allows students, researchers and staff from participating institutions to obtain Internet connectivity across campus and when visiting other participating institutions by simply opening their laptop.
Visit the eduroam ZA site for additional information regarding eduroam in South Africa.
eduroam @ SANSA
eduroam wifi roaming is currently available at the following SANSA work sites:
- Hartebeesthoek Not available yet
- Innovation Hub, Pretoria Not available yet
Free wifi roaming is provided through firewalled connectivity with access provided to common standard services such as web browsing (http and https), ftp, ssh and other.
All eduroam users are expected to adhere to the accepted usage policy of eduroam at SANSA and any other eduroam policies.
eduroam access to SANSA users
SANSA staff and students with active user accounts will be able to make use of eduroam services.
What is needed to use eduroam roaming?
To enable your mobile device (such as a laptop), you would need the following:
- activated SANSA user account with @sansa.org.za e-mail address and password
- eduroam Configuration Assistant Tool (CAT) downloaded from https://cat.eduroam.org specifically for SANSA and operating system used
The eduroam Configuration Assistant Tool automates the configuration of the eduroam SSID correctly on your mobile device. The user is expected to download the eduroam installer for the home institution (South African National Space Agency) as well as specific to the operating system that needs to be configured. When run, the installer will ask for the e-mail address and password to use and will continue to correctly configure the eduroam SSID.
Assistance is available by sending an e-mail request to SANSA Helpdesk