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Duke joins eduroam service

Feb. 9, 2012

Faculty, staff and students now can securely access the Internet from more than 2,000 institutions worldwide using their Duke credentials.

Duke recently joined the eduroam (education roaming) service, which allows users traveling in Europe and other countries to log on to the wireless network of other eduroam-enabled institutions using their Duke NetID and password.

The eduroam service provides encrypted wireless network access, without the need to gain guest credentials. When a Duke visitor tries to log on to the wireless network of another participating eduroam institution, that request is transmitted to Duke’s authentication system via special servers. Duke verifies the credentials, and the connection happens almost instantaneously.

Learn more about eduroam at Duke.