To use eduroam you must first set up your computer/device. The best way is to install the eduroam CAT tool, just visit http://cat.eduroam.org and follow the guides.
If your device isn’t online, download the cat tool and put it on a flash drive, visit IT or an LRC to use the CAT installer flash drive, or follow the manual instructions below.
eduroam (education roaming) is the secure, wireless internet roaming access service developed for the research and education community.
eduroam allows students and staff to obtain Internet connectivity across participating colleges, schools, universities and hospitals with no additional configuration. (http://www.eduroam.org) https://www.ja.net/products-services/janet-connect/eduroam
eduroam is a wireless network service which makes use of more secure and efficient technologies to allow us to connect safely to the internet. Based on 802.1x authentication technology this service supports most devices; however, there are some devices such as game consoles, which are not supported by the eduroam service. The following devices are not supported on eduroam as they do not support the underlying WPA2 Enterprise/AES technology:
It is also very important that your operating system is up to date and protected by antivirus software.
Install security updates
Any computer connected to the College network and the Internet is a target for unauthorised users who can try to access your system. Intruders could watch all your actions on the computer, cause damage by deleting files or changing your data, or steal valuable information such as passwords or credit adaptor numbers. Alternatively intruders may not be interested in your data and instead want control of your computer so they can use it to launch attacks to disrupt other systems. Some attacks known as worms spread automatically from one vulnerable system to another. Don't think "an attacker would never be interested in me": an automated worm can infect and disrupt millions of computers.
There are three main ways in which an attack on your computer could be successful:
To ensure your computer is not vulnerable to attack you need to:
eduroam (education roaming) is the secure, wireless internet roaming access service developed for the research and education community. eduroam allows students, researchers and staff to obtain Internet connectivity across campus and when visiting other participating institutions by simply opening their laptop or connecting their mobile device.
Visiting Users from other organisations participating in eduroam will receive full access to the Internet (as per JRS2 specification) whilst connected via eduroam at Coleg Ceredigion. Visiting Users should contact their home organisation for any technical support and should ensure that their device is configured to work on their local 'eduroam' service prior to trying to connect at Coleg Ceredigion.
Whilst at Coleg Ceredigion Home Users are filtered in line with the college Internet and IT Systems Policy and must use the college Web Filtering Appliance (or Proxy Server). Whilst roaming at another organisation there may be no filtering in place (inline with JRS2 specification). However, users must still uphold the Internet and IT Systems Policy, as any unsuitable activity whilst roaming can and will be traced back to the user.
Before roaming to another organisation. Home users should ensure that their device is connected and configured to use the eduroam service.