Do you roam? No, I eduroam!
Seriously though, in short, eduroam (education roaming) is a secure, world-wide wi-fi roaming access service developed for the international research and education community. The eduroam network allows students, researchers and staff from participating institutions to obtain Internet connectivity both across their own campus and when visiting other participating eduroam institutions, by simply using their laptop or device just as they would on their home campus.
For more information and a video (also separately linked below) that helps describe how eduroam works, please check out the official eduroam US site at https://www.eduroam.us/introduction. This site also has links to maps showing where in the US and the world eduroam may be accessed.
Youtube video on how eduroam works: http://www.youtube.com/embed/TVCmcMZS3uAConnecting to eduroam
When using eduroam, especially if you wish to use the service off-campus, you must logon with your username in the form of firstname.lastname@example.org. While it may be possible to sometimes logon to eduroam without following the proper form, it will not work at all locations, nor all the time, so the best practice is to use that form at all times.
The easiest way to configure your device to use eduroam is to visit the eduroam Configuration Assistant Tool (CAT) by going to https://cat.eduroam.org/, or using the QR code at the bottom of this document. This site has installers available for Windows, OSX, Linux and IOS based devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod). Once you connect to the site, click on the button "eduroam user: download your eduroam installer". This will bring a pop up which will attempt to locate the closest eduroam institution. If "Bellevue College" is not the first to be listed, just type in "Bellevue College", without the quotes, in the search box. If Bellevue College is shown, simply click on the button.
You will be presented with a list of installers you may use. Choose the one that is right for you by clicking on the appropriate button. You will then be guided through the install process. Be sure to put your username in the form email@example.com when prompted.
If you are unable to access the installer site, or would prefer setting yourself up, the following documentation may be of use to you:Generic Connection Instructions