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University’s New Internet Service Streamlines Access Throughout Campus and Other Institutions

10 September 2012 No Comment

The University has enhanced its wireless network with the implementation of eduroam (education roaming), a secure, worldwide, Internet access service developed to support wireless networking for the international research and education community. With eduroam, students, faculty, and staff now have Internet connectivity across campus with one login. When visiting other participating institutions, such as the University of Maryland’s Baltimore County and College Park campuses, members of the University community sign onto the local wireless network.

Started in Europe, eduroam is now available in 54 countries. In the U.S., 67 educational organizations have adopted it. Instructions for using eduroam are available on the Center for Information Technology Services website. The instructions include procedures for Apple, Windows, and Android devices. Once a device is linked to eduroam, it will “remember” it for future use. 

The old campus wireless system will remain available as well for several months in order to ensure a smooth transition. 

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