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Eduroam is the worldwide education roaming service available to JCU staff and students providing free WiFi access on any Eduroam connected campus. You can securely connect to any Eduroam wireless network on laptops and mobile devices using your JCU login and password.
Eduroam allows sharing of wireless access enabling inter-institutional roaming between participating institutions. Being part of Eduroam allows staff, students and guests to visit a participating institution and connect to the internet the same way you do on campus without having to request a guest account.
Access to Eduroam is free. There are no account fees, no connection fees and no access fees.
Who can use Eduroam?
- JCU staff visiting other participating institutions who require wireless connectivity back to the JCU network and;
- Visitors to a JCU campus from other participating institutions who wish to connect to their home institution.
Conditions of Use
The use of Eduroam is governed by the Australian Eduroam Policy and the James Cook University Conditions for Use of University Computing and Communication Facilities Policy.
For visitors to JCU the Acceptable Use Policy of your home institution applies.
Authentication information is recorded by JCU and your home organisation in case of network abuse and for statistical purposes.
Travelling JCU staff and students
All JCU accounts are Eduroam enabled. When visiting other Eduroam enabled institutions JCU staff and students should use their current Eduroam login credentials:
Staff eg email@example.com and current account password
Student eg firstname.lastname@example.org and current account password
There is no need to use a VPN connection unless you need access to a specific service at JCU.
Visitors to JCU
Visitors to JCU from other participating Eduroam institutions should use the login settings and credentials provided by their home institutions. We suggest that users configure and test their devices on their home institutions Eduroam network prior to visiting JCU.
If you are visiting JCU from a participating Eduroam institution, please contact IT support at your home institution for additional assistance.
Where Can I Use Eduroam?
You can use Eduroam at over 500 sites worldwide throughout 59 countries and territories.
This list of participating institutions will give you an indication of which Australian Institutions provide support for Eduroam along with links to their local support pages.
If you are situated at one of the following locations then you will be able to connect to the JCU Network via a wireless connection.
Townsville Douglas Campus
|Townsville City Campus||eduroam||WPA 2/AES||PEAP|
Cairns Smithfield Campus
|Cairns City Campus||eduroam|
Atherton – Kelly Street
Atherton – White House
Cairns Base Hospital
Fletcherview Research Station
|Thursday Island AITHM||eduroam|
Townsville Mater Hospital
Malanda Vet School
Orpheus Island Research Station
Mackay Base Hospital
|Mackay Mater Hospital||eduroam|
|Generalist Medical Training Sites (GMT)||eduroam|
Accessing JCU Network Shares
To access a JCU network file share or establish a remote connection to a computer on campus from other locations will require you to use the JCU Virtual Private Network (VPN); see Making a VPN connection to JCU.
Eduroam is down and I need to access a JCU file share?
- If you are at one of the locations listed above and the Eduroam SSID is currently not available and you wish to access file shares or an on campus computer then a VPN connection will be required. See Making a VPN connection to JCU for instructions.
You can find a variety of guides with information on connecting to wireless on the JCU Wireless website. If you still require assistance with connecting to wireless on campus after following the setup guides then contact the IT Help Desk who will be able to provide you with further support.