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Eduroam Wireless LAN Services

Please see the below announcement from CIS regarding the rollout of “eduroam” to the lab’s wireless networks.

Please note, if you connect to the eduroam wireless network, you will be on a visitor network (i.e., no access to inside.anl.gov or other internal sites) the same as if you joined the Argonne-guest network. However, the connection will not require a registration page and it will be over an encrypted wireless session, improving security. Visitors with eduroam access (as outlined below) should be encouraged to use this option.

WHAT ARE WE DOING?

· CIS will be adding eduroam federated and secure Wireless LAN services to the Unified Argonne Wireless LAN. (Eduroam will NOT be available in APS at this time.) For more information about eduroam visit https://www.eduroam.us/introduction.

WHY ARE WE DOING IT?

· To make it easier for visitors of participating eduroam WiFi service institutions, to use WiFi while at Argonne and without obtaining guest credentials from the Service Desk. Also, eduroam provides Argonne Employees WiFi access while visiting an eduroam participating institution in the same manner and by appending your Argonne username with @anl.gov.

WHEN WILL THIS OCCUR?

· Will be available Monday, August 31 2015

HOW VISITORS CAN CONNECT?

· Visitors (from participating eduroam institutions) to Argonne can connect to the eduroam SSID and authenticate by using their institutions user account (Example: username). OR, Argonne Employee’s who are traveling to a participating institution can connect to the eduroam SSID and use their Argonne login username appending the end with @anl.gov (for example: username) and Argonne password.

WHAT IS THE EFFECT ON USERS?

· None. This is happening during Maintenance Weekend.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

· For more information about eduroam visit https://www.eduroam.us/introduction

· Browse to the eduroam End-User Configuration guide https://www.eduroam.us/node/100

· If Argonne Employee’s have any questions while visiting another institution, contact the Argonne Service Desk "Report A Problem" or call 252-9999 option 2.

· Visitors from other institutions should contact their own organizations if they need assistance connecting to eduroam while at Argonne.

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Written by Craig Stacey

August 19, 2015 at 1:41 pm

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