Francis Marion University joined the “eduroam” roaming wireless service in 2020 to help provide additional opportunities for wireless access during the COVID-19 pandemic. Eduroam is a secure, world-wide roaming access service developed for the international research and education community.
What is Eduroam?
Eduroam allows access to other participating institution networks as easily as accessing the FMU wireless network. Eduroam allows campus members to log onto the wireless networks of other participating institutions. Conversely, members of other institutions participating in Eduroam will be able to log onto the College’s secure wireless network. Therefore, white visiting a campus that is an eduroam subscriber, you can log in to their eduroam SSID using your FMU network credentials and inherit the security features that accompany authentication. Members of other eduroam institutions can do the same here at FMU.
As of September 2, 2021 the South Carolina participating institutions include Clemson University, Coastal Carolina University, College of Charleston, Francis Marion University, and the University of South Carolina. The FMU campus has hosted over 1,000 visiting connections from more than 50 different US institutions and six international institutions as of September 1, 2021.
A current list of participating members around the world can be found here.
How To Access
To access the eduroam network using your FMU credentials:
- Browse for wireless networks on a device and choose “eduroam.”
- The username is the user’s full email address at their home institution. Logins do NOT work without the full email address.
- Eudroam can only be used with valid and active home institution accounts.
- Eduroam is encrypted by WPA2/Enterprise AES with 802.1x authentication, the same as that used by the “FMU” wireless network.
- Visiting users receive Internet access only and are not granted access to internal school resources such as file servers or databases at this time.
- Eduroam does not “time out” and does not impose bandwidth limits at this time.
For technical assistance, users should contact the Francis Marion University HelpDesk.