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How do I connect to eduroam? Print

To set up your device for eduroam, follow the instructions here.

If you have already used eduroam with your device you may not need to make any changes to the settings. Just find the eduroam network and enter your eduroam username and password.

Important: Your eduroam username consists of your university username followed by the @ sign and the  domain name of your university, in the form username@home-site - for example  - Brighton students - You should not include 'uni.' even if this appears in your email address 

You may be able to set-up your laptop from home, before you come to university.  Visit the UoB set-up page of the eduroam website and see whether they have a set up file for your computer.

If you are a member of another university, please visit the eduroam CAT service, or your home site, for instructions.

If you are already on campus: 
If you have one of the devices listed below, click on the appropriate link to download a file that will automatically  set up your device for the eduroam wireless network. Don't forget to select eduroam wireless service after your device has been set up!

If you are on campus, but not already connected to the internet, you can access the same set up files from the UoB wifi set up page. Simply select this service from the list of available wireless services on your device and open your normal web browser (eg IE, Safari, Firefox). You may already be using the UoB wifi set up service to read these instructions. Don't forget to select eduroam wireless service after your device has been set up!

Do-it-yourself set-up instructions

If you don't have one of the devices listed above, or the automatic setup file did not work, use the table below to set up your device. Select eduroam from the list of available wireless networks your device can see and then use the information here to answer any questions you are asked. More detailed help can be found below:

service name (SSID): 
security type:
 WPA2 Enterprise
encryption type:
security certificate:
eduroam username/identity:
 use the username provided by your home institution followed by the @ symbol and the name of your home domain, eg
eduroam password:
 use the password you use to access services at your home site
Windows extra info:

  make sure you turn off the option to 'automatically use my Windows logon name'

Mac OS X and iOS extra info:
 if asked,  accept the security certificate
 Android extra info:  Identity is your eduroam username as above; Leave anonymous identity blank, or enter your eduroam username again; EAP type is PEAP; Phase 2 authentication is MSCHAPV2

For more help, select your device from the list below:

See also Problems connecting to eduroam

If you are unable to make changes to your eduroam set up, see Deleting a wireless profile below. 

If you need more help connecting to the wireless network, you can visit your local Computer First Aid Clinic.

Deleting a wireless profile:

Most devices remember the information you give them when you set up a wireless connection. This is useful because it saves you having to enter the details each time you connect, but it will cause problems if you make a mistake. For example if you enter the wrong username or password,  you will have to delete the profile that was created and try again. See below for help with this:


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