Eduroam is not a replacement for your guest network, it is a complement to make your guest network and your community compatible with other eduroam participants.
Enabling eduroam on your campus provides four main features:
- It allows your campus to welcome eduroam enabled visitors in a strongly authenticated way (the strong authentication also provides a way to authorize users to different resources)
- It allows your own users to travel to eduroam enabled locations around the world (some places only have eduroam as a guest Wi-Fi)
- It saves provisioning time for your institution and for your visitors since eduroam authentication is automatic and access is immediate
- It improves security since your visitors use a standard protocol (WPA2-enterprise, 802.1X) that encrypts traffic between their devices and the Wi-Fi infrastructure