Metro eduroam simply means eduroam within the city, in this case, the Kampala Metropolitan area. RENU introduced Metro eduroam in 2020 as a solution to the Internet connectivity challenges most RENU member institutions faced as their staff, students and researchers worked or studied from home, during the closure of education institutions which was a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. RENU did this by extending eduroam to 300 spots in different areas in Kampala, Mukono and Entebbe (view eduroam map).
Initially, eduroam was at the institutions’ campuses and since the campuses were now closed, students, lecturers and staff could not access their usual secure wireless network. The idea was to bring free and secure wireless Internet closer to the users to enable them visit their nearest eduroam spot whenever they had any Internet activity to perform.
Click here to see the eduroam spots closest to you.