Eduroam in Nepal

Eduroam stands for Education Roaming. It is a secure roaming access service developed for the international research and education community, pioneered by the European research and education community. It provides users with authenticated network access to the Internet through a single Wi-Fi profile and set of credentials. eduroam is used extensively by institutes of higher learning, research centers and libraries in more than 50 economies worldwide - these include Europe, Canada, USA, Brazil, South Africa, Australia, Hong Kong, New Zealand and Japan. NREN has been granted the Roaming Operator (RO) status for eduroam service by the Global eduroam Governance Committee (GeGC) on 26 March 2013. By being a Roaming Operator, NREN complies with the technical and organizational standards to provide the eduroam service. The service is free for NREN members.

What is eduroam?

Eduroam allows researchers, teachers, students and staff to securely access the Internet from any participating eduroam hotspot. The user's authentication is done by the user's home institution, whereas the authorization decision allowing access to the network resources is done by the visited network.
For more information, please visit our eduroam website at Eduroam.org.np

What are the Benefits of eduroam?

For students, research, and staff of educational and research institutions, eduroam provides seamless connectivity on a trusted wireless network at hundreds of participating sites around the world. If you can access your home institution’s network, you can access the eduroam network!
For IT organizations of educational and research institutions, eduroam minimizes the operational impact of managing visiting users of your network. Eduroam eliminates the need for creating temporary user accounts and relies on visitors’ home institution’s IT organization if technical support is required.

How does eduroam Work?

When a user tries to log on to the wireless network of a visited eduroam-enabled institution, the user’s log-on request is sent to the user’s home institution. This is accomplished via a hierarchical system of authentication servers. The user’s home institution verifies the user’s credentials and sends the result to the visited institution. If the sign-on is successful, the user is granted access to the wireless network.

Is eduroam safe to use?

Eduroam is based on the most secure encryption and authentication standards in existence today. Its security by far exceeds typical commercial hotspots.
Be aware though that when using the general Internet at an eduroam hotspot, the local site security measures at that hotspot will apply to you as well. For example, the firewall settings at the visited place may be different from those you are used to at home, and as a guest you may have access to fewer services on the Internet than you have at home.
NREN has deployed the National Roaming Operator (NRO) for Nepal and helping instituitons deploy the Eduroam service.
Recent deployments

• Prime College
• Kathmandu Model Hospital
• Kirtipur Model Hospital
• Nepalren Secretariat
• Advance Engineering College
• Institute of Medicine
• Patan Academy of Health Science
• Kantipur City College
• Khowpa Engineering college
• Dhulikhel Hospital, Dhulikhel, Kavre
• Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel, Kavre
• NREN - Network Operation Center (NOC)