eduroam Wireless Network

What is eduroam?

eduroam

eduroam (education roaming) is a secure, world-wide roaming access service developed for the international research and education community. eduroam allows students, researchers and staff from participating institutions to obtain Internet connectivity across campus and when visiting other participating institutions. With hundreds of thousands of wireless access-points sharing a common SSID, eduroam acts as one large, world-wide, wireless hotspot. For more information about eduroam, please click here.

How does it work?

eduroam is a worldwide federation of RADIUS servers that facilitates network access for roaming academic affiliates using IEEE 802.1x as the vehicle. eduroam’s use of 802.1x in concert with RADIUS means the network is built around well understood, established, and easy to manage standards which are often already deployed within the network infrastructure of educational institutions.

User credentials are not revealed to the institution at which an eduroam user joins, but instead are only revealed to their home institution, providing an extra measure of comfort for visiting users. The eduroam network thus also provides a simple and automatic guest provisioning system.

What details do I need to connect to eduroam?

You will need your IEMS details, that is your UNIZIK email (user@unizik.edu.ng or user@stu.unizik.edu.ng) and password, to connect to eduroam. Please click here for details on eduroam configuration.

What buildings at UNIZIK currently support eduroam?

eduroam is currently available in the following buildings on campus. Visitors with existing eduroam profiles may connect at these locations to the eduroam wireless access point. We are currently expanding the eduroam network to other buildings around the campus.

  1. Administrative Block B (MICTU Office Area)

Visitors connecting to eduroam at UNIZIK

If your device was configured before leaving your home institution, it should automatically connect to eduroam and grant you access to the UNIZIK network and the internet. If your device was not configured before you left or you have problems connecting to eduroam, please contact your home institution eduroam support staff for assistance.

UNIZIK Employees or Students connecting to eduroam at another institution

If you configured eduroam on your device at UNIZIK, it should automatically connect to eduroam when visiting a participating institution. If you did not configure your device for eduroam at UNIZIK, follow the instructions specified in the configuration guidelines here.

Privacy and Appropriate Use Policy

The use of eduroam is governed by UNIZIK Privacy Policy and eduroam Privacy Policy.

For visitors to UNIZIK, the appropriate use policy of your home institution also applies. Please be aware that eduroam policy requires all users of the service to be over 18 years of age or have consent from a parent or guardian to the non-filtered Internet access.

Authentication information and traffic is recorded by UNIZIK and your home organization, in the case of network abuse and for statistical purposes.