ITServices is pleased to announce that Queen's has recently become a member university of eduroam (EDUcation ROAMing), a wireless network service that allows students, researchers, staff and faculty from Canadian educational institutions to securely access the Internet while visiting other member universities, without the need to obtain a guest account. Users simply use their credentials from their home institution and they're granted access.
For Queen's users, this means that if you are travelling to any one of more than 10 participating Canadian institutions, including Carleton, Western and UBC, your Queen's NetID and password will give you secure wireless Internet access when you are on those campuses. The Canada eduroam wiki provides a full list of participating member sites.
Setting up your computer to use eduroam is simply a matter of configuring your browser. It is recommended that you do this at Queen's before your trip, to ensure that the service is working properly before you leave. Detailed tutorials for browser configuration are available on the ITServices website.
Whether you're a faculty member attending a conference, a researcher joining a panel discussion, or a student visiting a research lab, you'll have one less thing to worry about when you travel. Set up eduroam once, and use it every time you visit a participating campus.