The University of Waikato

eduroam @ The University of Waikato

eduroam* is a federated wireless access network that allows users from participating institutions to seamlessly roam to other eduroam locations. The eduroam network at the University of Waikato is operated in adherence to the Australian eduroam Policy Version 2.0.

If you are part of the University of Waikato academic or general staff, you have full access to the eduroam network, and we recommend you use the eduroam SSID as your default wireless connection.

Acceptable use policy

Please read the University of Waikato Computer Systems Regulations for your obligations when using our network.

Additionally, if you are a visitor to the University of Waikato, or a University of Waikato staff member that intends to visit other eduroam locations, please be aware that eduroam policy requires all users to either be over 18 years of age or have consent from a parent or guardian to use non-filtered internet access.

Wireless coverage areas

eduroam is available everywhere that is covered by the University of Waikato wireless network. This includes most buildings and common areas at the Hillcrest campus. For full details, see our wireless coverage map (530kb PDF).

Authentication information

To connect to eduroam with your University of Waikato account, use these settings (don't worry if your device doesn't offer to let you change all of these options):

SSIDeduroam
Wireless SecurityWPA/WPA2 Enterprise
EncryptionTKIP or AES
EAP TypePEAP (Protected EAP)
AuthenticationMSCHAPv2
Usernameyour_username@waikato.ac.nz
Passwordyour Waikato password
Anonymous identityyour_username@waikato.ac.nz

Visitors from other eduroam institutions should use the same configuration as their home network.

For more detailed help on setting up your device, see the wireless network clients setup page.

Network access available

University of Waikato users

Where possible, you will be authenticated onto your department network for full access to local services, KAREN, and your department's shared internet connection. Other staff will get limited acces to mail and web sites, plus full access to KAREN.

eduroam visitors

Full access to the University's 1Gbit/s KAREN connection, plus up to 1024kbit/s of shared internet bandwidth is available to visitors from other eduroam partners. This includes full access to VPN, HTTP, HTTPS, SSH, chat and mail.

Activity monitoring and logging

In accordance with the University of Waikato computer use regulations and Eduroam Australia policy, we will collect the following when you access the eduroam network at the University of Waikato:

This information is kept for a minimum of three months and may be made available to eduroam security or technical contacts if required to investigate network issues.

Contact details

If you need more assistance, please visit the ITS Service Desk page or ring them on 07 838 4008.


* eduroam is a TERENA registered trademark and is an abbreviation for educational roaming that originated from a European National Education and Research Networks (NRENs) project to deliver a user-friendly, secure and scalable internet access solution for visitors.