EduRoam

Newcastle University is a member of the JANET Roaming Service (JRS) which is part of the international roaming service eduroam.

JRS provides the infrastructure that allows Newcastle users to login at any participating institution using their Newcastle login name and password. JRS also allows users from any participating institution to login at Newcastle using their local login name and password.

JRS defines three different tiers of service which participating sites may adopt, Newcastle University implements the JANET Roaming Service Tier 2 which is the most commonly used. The service is wireless only using the SSID eduroam, 802.1x for access control with PEAP and MSCHAPv2 for encryption. This implementation provides the simplest solution for users.

Newcastle Users

Staff and students at Newcastle are able to use the eduroam service, this will allow users to test their configuration before leaving for another eduroam enabled institution. On campus, staff and students should use the campus wireless service.

While visiting other participating institutions users can connect to the local eduroam network to get an Internet connection. You should configure your laptop by either following the detailed instructions, using the Network Setup Program or using the generic settings.

You must abide by the rules of use for the institution you are connected to and you should check the JRS web site at the institution before you arrive. Here is a list of participating institutions in the UK.

All users must comply with the JANET Roaming Policy

Visiting Users

Visitors must follow the local Rules of use, this includes using security software and secure protocols to avoid computer viruses.

You should connect to the wireless network using the SSID eduroam and an 802.1x supplicant. You will be assigned an IP address automatically from our DHCP servers and once authenticated allowed onto a visitor vlan. All traffic off campus goes through a transparent proxy where NAT is used to give you a public IP address. Network protocols are limited to the ports required by the JANET Roaming Service.

Users experiencing any technical problems with the Roaming service or with remote access facilities provided by their Home Organisation, should consult their Home Organisation IT Support.

All users must comply with the JANET Roaming Policy

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