eduroam (education roaming) is a federated service that allows roaming research and educational users to more easily obtain Internet access via the WiFi service at participating sites. When attaching to eduroam WiFi, users are authenticated via their home institution. If authentication succeeds the user is granted wireless network access.
Further information on eduroam is available from the national eduroam site for Ireland, which identifies eduroam hotspots in Ireland, and from the central eduroam service website, which identifies eduroam hotspots worldwide.
Dublin City Libraries is a participating service provider, and the following are details of eduroam WiFi offered at the Dublin City Library & Archive (Pearse Street), Ballyfermot Library, the Central Library (Ilac Centre), Coolock Library and Kevin Street Library.
WiFi Connectivity Information
Wireless network name (SSID): eduroam
Encryption levels supported: WPA2/AES
Network Access Information
- Website filtering: Yes, access to some websites is blocked
- Port/Protocol restrictions: Yes (Ports allowed based on eduroam.ie policy excluding DNS)
- Transparent proxying of your traffic: Yes
- Network Address Translation (NAT) of wireless device address? Yes
- IPv6 support: No
NOTE: The use of the Internet in Dublin City Libraries is governed by an Acceptable Usage Policy.
Our participation in the eduroam service is provided in accordance with eduroam policy.
NOTE that authentication problems should be addressed to the support staff at your home site, as the security mechanisms within eduroam mean that much of the detail of the authentication step is not visible to the support staff at visited sites.