University Wi-Fi: Eduroam

For technical support call the University Technology Support Center
1-800-696-4357
help@maine.edu


Service Overview

This new wireless service builds on top of ongoing infrastructure hardware upgrades to provide an enhanced experience including secure and encrypted 802.11 wireless (‘Wi-Fi’) access.

  • Federated user based authentication - automatically connect from any eduroam supporting institution
  • EAP-TLS, currently the most secure authentication method available
  • Data encryption
  • Native IPv6 service

SSIDs

eduroam:

Eduroam is federation of network authentication servers which allow users at participating institutions to access a WPA2 Enterprise encrypted (or “locked”) Wi-Fi network with a common name (the “eduroam” SSID). Users at the University of Maine System campuses with “@maine.edu” email addresses can use the service either at the University of Maine Campuses, or when traveling to a participating institution. Conversely, users from other institutions can use the SSID at UMS campuses with the credentials from their home institutions.

Eduroam is a global service, to see participating institutions please visit:

eduroam-setup:

This is the SSID for setting up or "onboarding" a device to use certificate based (EAP-TLS) authentication with the "eduroam" SSID.

As of August 15th, 2018, Tempest is a deprecated service. All students, staff, and faculty should transition to using eduroam.

Supported Operating Systems

In general the following operating systems should work with the "eduroam-setup" onboarding portal:

  • iOS 5.0 or later
  • Windows 7 or later
  • macOS/OS X 10.9 or later
  • Android 6.0 or later
  • Linux (non-Android)
  • Chromebooks running Chrome OS 61 or later