Eduroam - Wireless (Wifi) Network
Eduroam is the WIFI network at DCU
Information Systems Services highly recommend that students and staff configure and connect all digital devices to the Eduroam WiFi Network.
Access to the service is authenticated - always using your @mail.dcu.ie for students and @dcu.ie for staff when accessing Eduroam.
The wireless network name is the same in all places - "eduroam".
How to configure a device to eduroam
- Click on the image below to start the configuration process.
- A new page will open.
- Click on the download button at the bottom of the page
- Choose DCU from the right menu.
- Install the config tool.
- Locate the downloaded config tool and run it.
- Eduroam will now install on your device.
Terms and Conditions
This service (DCU-Guest Wifi) is provided for short-term use only by guests to the DCU campuses.
Please be aware that: The DCU code of conduct and policies linked within apply to the use of this service.
This is an unsecured network and should only be used for basic web browsing purposes.
This service is only for guests who are unable to use DCU’s main wifi service - Eduroam.
This is a limited service that only allows basic browsing and SSL-VPN (ports 80, 443)
DCU Staff and Students
DCU staff and students are advised to use our main Wifi service - Eduroam. DCU-Guest Wifi is an unsecured network and should not be used for University business purposes.
Please do not access your DCU accounts from the guest network.
Eduroam Registered Guests
DCU Eduroam Wifi service is also available to visiting staff and students who were registered and configured with the Eduroam service at their home institution before arriving at DCU.
Please contact your home institution if you wish to configure this service for the first time.
Additional Eduroam Information
Eduroam (Educational Roaming) implements a wireless infrastructure that facilitates roaming educational users to gain wireless Internet access at other member sites.
Access Eduroam is authenticated - always using your credentials from your home institution regardless of where you access the service. The wireless network name is the same in all places - "Eduroam".
Eduroam Usage Policy
The following policies govern the use of the Eduroam service:
The most notable part of the Eduroam policy is Section 6, which is indicated here:
- A user's role is, in principle, always a visitor who wants Internet access at a Server Provider (SP).
The user MUST abide by their IdP's (Identity Provider) AUP or equivalent and respect the visited organisation's AUP or equivalent.
Where regulations differ, the more restrictive applies.
Users MUST, as a minimum, abide by relevant law of the country where (s)he is physically situated while using the service, home or abroad.
- The user is responsible for taking reasonable steps to ensure that they are connected to a genuine Eduroam service (as directed by their home organisation) before entering their login credentials. The primary means to achieve this is to validate the server certificate presented to the user upon login.
- The user is responsible for their credentials and the use of any service they might provide.
- If credentials are compromised, the user MUST immediately report to their IdP (home institution).
- The user is obliged to inform the SP (where possible) and IdP of any faults with the eduroam service.
If a user breaches these acceptable usage policies, the following actions will be taken:
The user will be suspended from the service.
Examples of a breach of the AUP include any activity that may adversely affect the quality of the WiFi service or impact the reputation of the University. Serious violations, e.g. infringing on copyright, may result in disciplinary action being taken by the University.
Network traffic is passively monitored, and details are logged for incident response purposes only.
Protocols allowed on DCU Eduroam service:
DCU complies with the complete list of allowed ports and protocols as suggested by the Eduroam policy. There may also be a range of additional protocols allowed, over and above those stated as a requirement by Eduroam.
Currently, the Eduroam service in DCU does not support IPv6.
Advice for DCU staff and students visiting other Eduroam institutions
- Test that Eduroam works for you in DCU before you leave. If you can't get it working here, you're likely to have problems elsewhere as well.
- Search for (and read) any documentation the remote site has on Eduroam before you leave. Forewarned is forearmed, and sites might have some variations in how it is implemented.
- The remote site may use different network security settings to those used in DCU (e.g.WPA2 TKIP AES). If so, you will need to change that part of your network configuration.
- The authentication part of the configuration is specific to the home institution (DCU), so you shouldn't change it. It includes the EAP methods (Microsoft protected EAP EAP-TTLS-PAP and PEAP+MSCHAPv2, certificates and server verification. Do not change any of those.
- Don't forget to include the realm (DCU.ie) when you're authenticating. Usually, this means using firstname.lastname@example.org rather than simply username. The realm is generally not what clients refer to as a domain. Domains should be left blank.
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