Eduroam

Eduroam supports connectivity and global roaming for Unitec staff and students

To support future developments in teaching and learning and new ways of working we require technology platforms that are globally relevant, secure and enable greater connectivity between our people.

From December 2013 all Unitec staff and students travelling to selected local and global education institutions will be able to connect to secure wireless internet at no cost through Eduroam. This means students, researchers and staff from participating institutions can access the internet when visiting other participating institutions by simply opening their laptop or mobile device, connecting to ‘eduroam’ and entering their home institution account details.

What is eduroam?

Eduroam (education roaming) is the secure, world-wide roaming access service developed for the international research and education community. Eduroam is available at Unitec for visitors from other eduroam participating institutions while Unitec staff and students can connect to eduroam at other participating institutions.

Eduroam is one initiative within the developing technology strategy* that aims to create a consolidated, consistent user experience for all technology users at Unitec.

*You can learn more about the Technology Strategy at open forums in early 2014. More information to come on these soon.

NZ Institutions who are a part of Eduroam:

The University of Auckland

Auckland University of Technology

Bay of Plenty Polytechnic

University of Canterbury

Lincoln University

Massey University

University of Otago

Victoria University of Wellington

The University of Waikato

Other institutions:

For information regarding the global coverage of eduroam see –

Eduroam Website – Where?

How do I access eduroam at other Institutions?

To access eduroam, simply connect to the ‘eduroam’ wireless network at any eduroam enabled institution.

When prompted for a Username and password, enter the following details –

STUDENTS:

Username – Enter your normal user name followed by @myunitec.ac.nz example smithj01@myunitec.ac.nz

Password – Your current Unitec password.

Note: The institution you are visiting must be a member of eduroam.

If you require assistance please refer to the published information on the institution’s website.

STAFF:

Username – Enter your normal user name followed by @unitec.ac.nz example jsmith@unitec.ac.nz

Password – Your current Unitec password.

Note: The institution you are visiting must be a member of eduroam.

If you require assistance please refer to the published information on the institution’s website.

How do visitors access eduroam at Unitec? 

  1. Connect to ‘eduroam’ Wireless network
  2. Login with your home institution Username and password (Remember to append your institution’s domain e.g. jsmith@university.ac.nz
  3. Some devices may pop-up with a warning message to validate the certificate, accept and connect.

Unitec eduroam security configuration is as follows:

Wi Fi Network Name: eduroam
Wireless Security Type: WPA2-Enterprise
Encryption Type: AES

Policy

All users must abide by Eduroam access policy located here http://reannz.co.nz/eduroam

All users must abide by Unitec’s Electronic Devices and Systems policy.

More Information

To get help or give feedback on Eduroam please email askims@unitec.ac.nz or phone the IMS Help Desk on extn 8484.