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Each of our wireless networks has advantages and disadvantages depending on your needs. To help decide which is best for you, here is a simple comparison between the captive portal and eduroam wireless networks.

Captive portal

Advantages

  • Available on almost all devices
  • No initial configuration required
  • Easy to use

Disadvantages

  • A little awkward to use on small screens
  • Restricted access
  • 15 minute idle time out
  • No 'over-the-air' encryption

eduroam

Advantages

  • Strong 'over-the-air' encryption
  • No idle time out
  • No repeated log ins required
  • Few access restrictions
  • International access

Disadvantages

  • Initial configuration can be awkward
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