Wireless & eduroam

eduroameduroam (education roaming) is a wireless network service that provides students, staff, and faculty from Canadian educational institutions secure internet access. 

The eduroam wireless network is our preferred service for mobile device users at Okanagan College.


New Students:  don't forget to change your initial OC Network password before tying to connect to eduroam. 
                         
Getting Connected – Mobile Devices

Each mobile device will have a slightly different configuration. Click the appropriate link for detailed instructions.

Getting Connected - Laptops

Each laptop operating system will have a slightly different configuration. Click the appropriate link for detailed instructions.


Visitors to Okanagan College

If you are a visitor to Okanagan College using the eduroam network, please follow the setup instructions provided by your home institution. Please contact your home institution if you require assistance. A list of affiliated Canadian institutions can be found here.  


Okanagan College students, faculty, and staff

Okanagan College students, staff and faculty can use the eduroam wireless network at any member institution using their 9-digit Okanagan College Id followed by @okanagan.bc.ca (e.g. 300123456@okanagan.bc.ca ). The password is the same one you use to log in to any Okanagan College computer.

We recommend that you set up and test your computer at Okanagan College first to make sure that it works before travelling.

Generic network settings: 
Since we cannot cover instructions for every operating system, the basic information you need to connect to the eduroam wireless network follows: 
  • Network/SSID: eduroam (lower case)
  • Network Authentication Method: WPA2 (also sometimes called WPA2-PEAP, WPA2-RADIUS, or WPA2-Enterprise)
  • Data Encryption Method: AES
  • EAP Type: PEAP
  • Authentication Protocol: MSCHAP-V2
  • Certificate Server: klo-radius-2.okanagan.bc.ca

Appropriate Use

eduroam users must abide by the Appropriate Use guidelines of both Okanagan College and their home/visiting institution. Wherever the respective appropriate use policies conflict, the more restrictive rules will apply. Please see here for the Okanagan College Responsible and Appropriate Use of Information Technology Resources policy.


Further information (FAQ)

If you want further information about eduroam, click here.