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Eduroam rollout- one more time
I know this comes up frequently, so forgive me. We’re at a different place than we were at last inquiry…
Syracuse University has become an Eduroam school, and as we speak we have happy Eduroamers around the world. Woo Woo!
At the same time, we have yet to roll out Eduroam on our own campus and are getting ready to in accordance to the Eduroam agreement. We’re trying to figure out the best model:
- Retire our own beloved 802.1x SSID, and use Eduroam in its place. This has no favor with any of us, including our senior IT managers and so is not gonna happen. (Though I value the opinions of others, not wanting to get into a debate on this point J )
- Do a targeted rollout of Eduroam, in places where it is likely to be used by visitors- academic buildings, etc. (So far, I can’t find evidence of anyone coming to SU and asking for it). This model requires building a new WLAN group or two and pushing it out to probably 20ish buildings out of our 200+ buildings.
- Go the easy path, and push it the Eduroam SSID everywhere, as an additional WLAN, and live with the fact that it won’t get a lot of use in most places and puts management traffic in the air that isn’t generally going to be used.
I can’t be the only one who has stood at this juncture and looked at the situation the same way. Wondering what others have done between #2 and #3, and what your level of satisfaction has been for whatever path you took.