Wireless at OC
eduroam (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 trying to connect to eduroam.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org ). 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.
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.
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
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 below for the Okanagan College Responsible and Appropriate Use of Information Technology Resources policy.
Frequently Asked Questions
A list of eduroam affiliated Canadian institutions can be found here. The eventual goal is to link with the global eduroam community comprised of over 450 institutions across 25 countries in Europe, Asia and Australia.
eduroam wireless networks implement WPA2/AES. This ensures that the wireless portion of your connection is secure; however, you should still continue to use protocols that provide end-to-end encryption such as HTTPS and SSH.
Visitors wishing to connect to eduroam must acquire support from their home institution. Institutions hosting eduroam connectivity are not required to provide support to visiting guest users. Okanagan College faculty, staff and students, please contact the Okanagan College Help Desk for assistance.
You can visit the Canadian eduroam site for more information on the Canadian implementation. For information on the global eduroam initiative, you can visit the eduroam.org site.
We are aware of existing wireless problems in our current infrastructure at all campus, and are currently working to improve services. Stay tuned updates from IT Services.
Call our IT Services Help Desk during business hours for support: 250-762-5445 ext 4444, Toll Free: 1-866-839-4032.