This service uses the available standards for the networks WiFi as for authentication (to verify that you are who you claim to be) and encrypting the wireless traffic, in particular it uses WPA2 (WiFi Protected Access) and authorization is done using 802.1x (EAP-TTLS) whith AES cypher, which allows client requests to be forwarded to the authentication server.To use this service.
Your network card needs to be IEEE 802.11a/g/n or higher and your operating system to provide WPA2/AES. Your network card may need a firmware update and the OS newer drivers; there is plenty of good advice on this on the web. As for the Operating system, you may need other software updates.Configuration.
For your first connection to eduroam, you will need to supply configuration information which will be saved for future use. Thereafter you should be able to access the service by supplying your password and account name.
There is also a simple way to configure your device, use Eduroam-CAT (Configuration Assistant Tool) which is a website that identifies your device and allows you to download an application that automatically configures your device.
What to do with this SSID?
Once connected to eduroam your Internet access has practically no limitations: you can surf the web, attend to your e-mail, chat, transfer files with FTP, login to servers using SSH, and possibly access resources such as printers.
As the IP address allocated to your system is a local private one, your access to the Internet is done through an internal translation of addresses, so there are things that you will not be able to do. Similarly you cannot run servers for external clients or programs like peer-to-peer. In general, you can access most things as a client but you will not be able to act as server.
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