eduroam (education roaming) is a secure network access service developed for the international research and education community. It allows students, staff and faculty to use their home institution’s credentials to access wireless network services when visiting other eduroam-participating institutions without having to set up a guest account with the local institution.
You can join the eduroam wireless network anywhere it’s offered in exactly the same way you would at the HSC. More information can be found at the eduroam website.
If while traveling you need to access resources at TAMHSC or other institutions that are protected by a network firewall or are otherwise not directly accessible from the Internet, you will need to utilize a Virtual Private Network (VPN) solution. More information on the TAMHSC VPN can be found here.
HSC faculty, staff and students visiting member campuses
- Make sure to join eduroam on the HSC campus before traveling. This will ensure you are able to connect using your HSC credentials before you leave for your trip. This also includes before attempting to use eduroam at TAMU Main Campus.
- Setting up eduroam is similar to setting up a connection to our campus wireless network. You connect to eduroam using your TAMHSC login credentials. (Make sure you use your entire email address at login, e.g., firstname.lastname@example.org, and then your password.)
- eduroam is a good option while visiting Texas A&M University and other member institutions, but it is not a replacement for our wireless network while at TAMHSC as it does not allow full access to our university’s resources.
Support at other locations
TAMHSC faculty, staff, and students should not rely on the visited institution for support when troubleshooting network access with eduroam. Visited institutions are not obligated or prepared to support visitors accessing eduroam. Our OIT Help Desk will coordinate with the visited institution’s technical staff, if necessary, to resolve connectivity or other networking problems.
Visitors to TAMHSC
- If you are a guest from another member institution, it is advised that you connect to the eduroam network before you leave your home institution.
- You will be able to use the eduroam network at TAMHSC as soon as you arrive using your home institution credentials.
Support for visitors to the TAMHSC campus
Please rely on your home institution’s technical support for eduroam-related connectivity problems. They will coordinate with our technical staff, if necessary, to resolve connectivity or other networking problems.
If all else fails, the TAMHSC Help Desk is glad to help you get setup on our guest wireless network. Information on our guest wireless network can be found here.