eduroam is being deployed across university campuses, in public locations, in hospitals and even on public transport. Examples of eduroam deployment and use are listed below, we certainly welcome more examples from our community, please contact us to find out how you can provide a case study
During the APAN29 conference, AARNet with support from the QUT eduroam in a box initiative were able to provide eduroam broadband services to delegates on Sydney boats and on Shark Island.
Eduroam and QUT wireless networks anywhere that has access to 3G coverage, by simply opening the box and connecting it to power. In this example a $300 UPS battery back up device was used for the power source and worked flawlessly for 3-4 hours supporting 30-40 eduroam users enabling them to take photos and use the broadband to share them with friends and family in real time. This solution is suited for external conferences, researchers in the field or anywhere that secure wireless network access is required for groups of people.
The solution is based on a Cisco 1131 wireless access-point in H-REAP mode connects back to QUT wireless controllers. The access point is connected to a MobileIP Free2Move unit, which creates a vpn tunnel over carrier 3G network, to a server at QUT. Clients authenticate and get an ip address, as if they were on campus.
Wireless on the citycats is a UQConnect and Brisbane City Council initiative. Citycats provide a ferry service between Apollo Road and St Lucia along the Brisbane River. The service has been deployed on 10citycats and uses vpn over 3G to connect back to Univerity of Queensland network. The wireless service broadcasts 3 wireless networks:
The Queensland University of Technology have been able to provide an on-campus wireless experience at broadband speeds, for staff and students travelling between Gardens Point and Kelvin Grove campus with eduroam and QUT wireless networks provided.
The design is based on a Cisco 1131 wireless access-point in H-REAP mode connects back to QUT wireless controllers. The access point is connected to a MobileIP Free2Move unit, which creates a vpn tunnel over carrier 3G network, to a server at QUT. Clients authenticate and get an ip address, as if they were on campus. This technology has been deployed on public buses.
eduroam has and continues to be deployed at hospitals to offer secure network access to medical researcher located at hospitals. The typical implementation involves the university taking the lead with eduroam deployments on hospital premises where eduroam users authenticate with wireless access points and are routed back to the university RADIUS servers sometimes via the eduroam federation with broadband access provided via the University. Examples we know of include: