eduroam on twelve Czech train stations

Prague 18. December 2018. Already twelve Czech railway stations are covered with the eduroam, which provides students, teachers or scientists with free WiFi internet access.

This year, the number of connected railway stations has grown considerably, namely the main railway station in Brno, České Budějovice, Pilsen, Olomouc and Ostrava, as well as Ostrava-Svinov station. The service was available earlier in Prague, both at the main railway station and Masaryk train station and at the main railway stations in Hradec Králové, Pardubice, Ústí nad Labem as well as at the railway station Zlín-center.

Authorized users can easily set the connection to eduroam on their computers or mobile devices using the eduroam CAT configuration tool. On the way to the family or to loved ones, users can connect like at school.

The eduroam (education roaming) network is a secure WiFi infrastructure developed and operated by the international research and education community. The user can connect to the wireless network in 850+ locations in the Czech Republic and more than 25,000 locations in 101 countries around the world.

CESNET has been trying to motivate organizations to expand eduroam infrastructure at a national level. By connecting to the infrastructure, institutions will gain a simple and secure user authentication system, and reciprocal possibility of connectivity across the globe.

The CESNET association was founded by various Czech universities and the Czech Academy of Sciences in 1996. It has built and developed the national CESNET e-infrastructure, designed for science, research, and education, including a computer network, computing grids, data repositories, and an environment for collaboration, and offers a wide range of services for universities, scientific research facilities, and other institutions. The association also does its own research and development of information and communications technology, and represents the Czech Republic in major international projects, particularly those related to building the pan-European GÉANT network. CESNET places great emphasis on the security of network operations, services, and user data.

Last change: 18.12.2018