Wireless access at other Universities and Colleges with eduroam (OSX 10.6)

Note: We recommend that UofT faculty, staff and students set up and test their computers prior to travelling to a partner institution. Once it is  set up, you will have wireless access to any eduroam-enabled institution in the world. While at UofT, you should be using UofT's wireless network (UofT).  

You can use eduroam to gain wireless access at universities and colleges other than the University of Toronto.

What is eduroam?

"Eduroam (education roaming) is the secure, world-wide roaming access service developed for the international research and education community."  (from eduroam.org)

Eduroam setup for Mac OSX 10.6

  1. In System Preferences, click Network.

  2. Choose Airport, and click Advanced.

  3. Go to the 802.1X tab, click the + sign, and choose Add User Profile from the pull-down menu.

  4. Name the profile eduroam.
    • In the User Name field, type utorid@utoronto.ca, (where “utorid” is your actual UTORid)
    • In the Password field, type in your UTORid password
    • Under Authentication, check PEAP and uncheck everything else
    • Under Wireless Network choose eduroam
    • For Security Type choose WPA2 Enterprise

    Click OK.

  5. In the main Network window, click Connect. It may take a few minutes to authenticate. The wireless icon in the top right corner will indicate when you are connected.

How to reconnect to eduroam

Once you have gone through the setup above, you will not have to complete those steps again. To reconnect to an eduroam network, follow the steps below:

  1. Go to the wireless network icon in top right corner, and select eduroam from the pull-down menu.

  2. In the password prompt window, type utorid@utoronto.ca, (where “utorid” is your actual UTORid) in the User Name field and your UTORid password in the Password field and select eduroam from the pull-down menu beside 802.1X. Click OK.
Tags: Wireless
Last update:
2015-08-17 09:55
Rob Zamozniak
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