eduroam Configuration Assistant Tool
The eduroam Configuration Assistant Tool (CAT) is the simplest way to configure eduroam on all of your devices. eduroam CAT provides automatic wireless profile installers for most of the commonly used mobile device platforms including Windows, OS X, Apple iOS, Android, and most Linux distributions. The installers generated by CAT are digitally signed and ensure your device will only connect to genuine eduroam networks and authenticate with only the official LAWN authentication servers.
To get started using eduroam CAT:
- Remove all other GT Wireless network profiles including previous profiles for eduroam, GTwifi, GTother, and GTvisitor (see the Troubleshooting Guides for more info).
- Browse to https://cat.eduroam.org/ from the device you wish to connect to eduroam.
- Select the Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus as your institution.
- The CAT website will automatically suggest the correct installer for your device. Click the button to download.
- Run the downloaded installer, and follow the prompts to connect to eduroam.
eduroam is a secure world-wide roaming authentication service which allows users from participating members of the research and education community to connect to WiFi networks when visiting eduroam community member locations. eduroam allows GT users to access Wi-Fi when traveling and visitors from institutions participating in eduroam to login to LAWN without the need for guest sponsorships or visitor passes.
Note that when using eduroam off campus, the authentication component provided by Georgia Tech is only used to obtain network access; each eduroam Institution supports and manages the underlying wireless equipment, networks, and their policies. If you have issues connecting while visiting a remote location, you should contact local support for assistance, which can be found through THIS LINK by entering the name of the organization.
There are a few things to be aware of when using eduroam:
- If you are hosting an event. Please have a backup (GTvisitor or sponsored guest accounts) in place in the event eduroam users are not able to authenticate or users do not have an eduroam capable account.
- Machine authentications to Georgia Tech AD servers is only supported on the eduroam SSID if the <GT Account>@gatech.edu (GT example: firstname.lastname@example.org) form of the userid is used for authentication to GTAD.
- eduroam users visiting the campus are placed on a different network and will not have the same access to the GT network as as GT users. Note that if you are a GT user and use a login from another institution, you will not have access to the same resources that you would using your GT login credentials for eduroam.
Manual Configuration Examples
The eduroam SSID is available throughout the Atlanta campus and uses the same security and infrastruture as GTwifi, which will be retired in the summer of 2018. Here is the basic information for connecting to the eduroam SSID:
- Forget or delete your GTwifi, GTother, and GTvisitor wireless configurations - only one GT network should be configured on any device at any one time. Refer to the troubleshooting guides below for help removing old wireless profiles.
- Wireless network name SSID: eduroam
- Privacy settings: WPA2-Enterprise
- Authentication: PEAP (sometimes referred to as EAP-PEAP)
- Internal authentication: MSCHAPv2 (PEAP v. 0)
- Username: <institution username>@<institution domain>
- GT users should use <GT Account>@gatech.edu (GT example: email@example.com)
- Your GT account is the same account you use to log into Passport
- Password: your institute account password
When connecting, your device will prompt you to trust the "lawn.gatech.edu" server certificate. Optionally, as an added security measure, if you'd like to verify the certificate before trusting it, you may verify that the SHA-1 and SHA-256 fingerprints exactly match the values below:
Below are more specific examples of how to manually setup a device to access eduroam. You can also find and report configuration examples for other platforms in the forum at the bottom of the page.
Below are troubleshooting guides which may help to fix some connection and configuration issues. If you still have limited success after reviewing these guides or are uncomfortable taking these steps, please visit the OIT Technology Support Center.
If you need additional assistance in configuring your device for eduroam:
- Faculty/Staff: You can contact your departmental Computer Support Representative (CSR):http://www.oit.gatech.edu/computer-support-representative-csr-search
- Students Living in a Residence Hall: You can contact/visit your nearest Wreck Techs office: https://wrecktechs.gatech.edu/
- All Users: You can contact/visit the OIT Technology Support Center (TSC) on the second floor of the Clough Building. Assistance at the TSC is available M-F 8-6: https://tsc.oit.gatech.edu/
Please note that the forums are not meant as a replacement for the official OIT help system ServiceDesk (which can be reached via email, firstname.lastname@example.org, or via the phone at 404-894-7173).