Open Roaming

Would’t you just love it if all the captive portals just died? Wouldn’t it be great if your mobile devices just connected – securely – to the guest networks without you having to do anything? Just think how great this would be… Not only would it save you money than using cellular/ mobile data especially when your travelling overseas where my carrier can charge over $2 for a MB.

Well Cisco has been working on a project called Open Roaming, for those who know about Eduroam this is very similar but on a bigger scale.

Open roaming will be broken into Access Providers – The people providing the Guest Wi-Fi and the Identify Providers who will do the authentication which could be effectively anyone who is signed up to be an identify provider but not limited to:
Cloud Providers, Service Providers, device Vendors and potentially Enterprises

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The authentication process will follow that of 802.11u

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If you want to check out the presentation given at Cisco’s Just the Tech by Jerome Henry on the Open Roaming and how the Device Ecosystems project ensures a seamless and consistent Wi-Fi experience check out this video

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