National Institute of Public Health is connected to eduroam

The eduroam federation is an international project that promotes mobility and roaming in National Research and Education Networks (NRENs). In the Czech Republic, this project is represented by CESNET. Our institute joined the project in 2024. This was another step to increase the prestige of the institute.

One account… Anywhere…

A registered subscriber can use this wireless network (wherever it is available) with one user account. The account is managed by the home (setting up) organization.

Using roaming is simple, a properly configured subscriber’s device connects automatically when the eduroam network is available. This is similar to how roaming connections to foreign mobile operator networks work. Hence the acronym: education roaming.

The service is free for all subscribers.

Activating an eduroam account

The username used in eduroam consists of two parts – the username itself and the real name. You will add the @ sign after the username you are used to from the Institute’s other systems and the realm (e.g. when roaming. The eduroam password is the same as for the other systems (for example e-Spis).

Setting up user devices to connect to eduroam

To connect to eduroam securely, it is not enough to just enter a username and password. You also need to set up certificate checking, the easiest way to do this is with eduroam CAT, see the documentation on

For manual setup you will need the following information:

network name (SSID): eduroam

connection protocol: 802.1x

security and encryption: WPA2/AES

Authentication: PEAP (alternatively TTLS)

Internal authentication protocol: MS-CHAPv2

RADIUS server name:

Certification Authority: eduroam CA 2

IP address is assigned automatically via DHCP protocol


Covered areas 

Eduroam is broadcast in the entire premises of the National institute of Public health in Prague and Brno.

Traffic filtering 

The traffic of the institute’s employees is filtered in accordance with the laws of the Czech Republic.

Visitor traffic is not interfered with except for filtering outgoing SMTP traffic (TCP/25), use SMTPS (TCP/465) or Submission (TCP/587) services for sending mail.


Employees of the National Institute of Public Health can contact IT via the Helpdesk for assistance.

Visitors with an eduroam account should seek support primarily from their home institution, i.e. the one that provided the account.