What is Eduroam?
Eduroam (education roaming) is a secure, world-wide roaming access service developed for the international research and education community. Eduroam allows students, researchers and staff from participating institutions to obtain Internet connectivity when visiting other participating institutions by simply using their institution credentials.
Accordingly, with Eduroam, whenever you are visiting a higher education facility that is also an Eduroam member, you will be able to use your LAU email credentials to gain internet access from the visited institution. Similarly, if users from universities that are Eduroam members visits LAU, the visitors can use their home institution credentials to gain internet access from LAU.
Thousands of univerities are Eduroam members. We have listed examples of members towards the end of this email and the link to see the complete listing in the Eduroam website.
How can I use Eduroam?
When you visit an Eduroam member University
Whenever you visit any member university, University of Oxford for example, turn on your WiFi service on any of your devices and look for a network called Eduroam. Once you connect, provide your LAU email address (in full, with the lau.edu.lb extension) in the identity field and your LAU password in the password field. After being authenticated, you will have free internet access through the University of Oxford.
Note to Students: Although your email is firstname.lastname@example.org but only when you eduroam, please make sure to add .lb to your identity in order for you to gain access to the service, so your Eduroam identity is email@example.com
Visitors from users of higher education institutions that are members of Eduroam
Whenever you receive such visitors, please make sure to inform them that they can use the Eduroam WiFi service at LAU. So if an Oxford faculty is visiting or if a Columbia student comes for an Arabic course, they can search for the Eduroam Wireless service on our campus and use their home institution credentials to gain access to the internet from LAU.
Please note that when you are on any of the LAU campuses (Beirut, Byblos, or New York), you cannot use the Eduroam service. Eduroam service at LAU is available for visitors only.
Where can I use Eduroam?
Eduroam is available at all major institutes of higher education around the world, the following is a listing of some of the universities.
For a complete listing of Eduroam members, please press on the map
Do not hesitate to contact us for any further clarifications.