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eduroam is a federated service that allows roaming research and educational users to more easily obtain Internet access via the WiFi service at participating sites. When attaching to eduroam WiFi users are authenticated via their home institution. If authentication succeeds the user is granted wireless network access.

Further information on eduroam is available from the national eduroam site for Ireland, which identifies eduroam hotspots in Ireland, and from the central eduroam service website, which identifies eduroam hotspots worldwide.


The following are the details of eduroam WiFi offered at Longford, Ballymahon & Granard Libraries:



Wireless network name (SSID):eduroam
Encryption levels supported:AES


Website filteringYes, access to some websites are blocked
Port/Protocol restrictionsYes (Ports allowed based on eduroam.ie policy excluding DNS)
Transparent proxying of your trafficNo
Network Address Translation (NAT) of wireless device address?Yes
IPv6 supportNo

NOTE: that authentication problems should be addressed to the support staff at your home site, as the security
mechanisms within eduroam mean that much of the detail of the authentication step is not visible to the support staff at visited sites.