Digital and Technology Services

Connect to Wi-Fi

eduroam is the main wireless network for staff, associates and students



How do I connect to Wi-Fi?

check_circle   When on campus, ensure you have connected your mobile device(s) to eduroam and have Wi-Fi enabled

check_circle   Head to the Wi-Fi settings on your device and select eduroam to be prompted to sign in

To connect:

  1. Go to Wi-Fi settings and select 'eduroam'
  2. When prompted for a username, enter your University email address
  3. Enter your university password
  4. Check certificate if prompted

For eduroam, your username is your university email address. For example:

  • Undergraduate and Postgraduate Taught students:
  • Postgraduate Researchers, Staff and Associates*:

*Associates without a university email address should use:

We recommend using the Configuration Assistance Tool (CAT) to automatically set up your device on eduroam. For Android devices, please use the geteduroam app

If you experience issues or have changed your password, please forget eduroam on your device and re-connect following the instructions above or see connecting your devices.


Registration for new students

New students must activate their IT Account, complete online registration and then complete in-person registration within three weeks of the course start date. Please follow the steps on the page below:

In-person registration

If you studied here previously but are starting a new course, then you must still complete in-person registration.


You may experience a security or certificate warning when first connecting to eduroam at the University of Nottingham. To ensure your safety, check that the certificate you are presented with matches the following information:

  • Server thumbprint: f5:3c:95:e5:c5:45:d7:3a:59:4b:40:e5:0c:b8:28:31
  • Server common name (CN):
  • Issued by: GEANT OV RSA CA 4
  • Issued to: The University of Nottingham, NOTTINGHAM, Nottinghamshire, GB
  • Valid from: Jul 14 00:00:00 2023 GMT
  • Valid to: Aug 11 23:59:59 2024 GMT

You can also install the certificate yourself before connecting by using the Configuration Assistance Tool or the geteduroam app.





check_circle   If you are connecting games consoles or other devices in university-managed halls, see Internet access in Halls for more information

Note: If you are in a third party hall eduroam is a 'visited' experience.  

Internet access in halls



Visitors from other participating institutions

An organisation can take part in the eduroam service through being a ‘Home’ institution, a ‘Visited’ institution, or both.

check_circle   A ‘Home’ institution provides authentication for its users when they wish to access internet facilities at a participating ‘Visited’ organisation

check_circle   A ‘Visited’ institution permits members of other organisations to use its internet facilities whilst on site using their 'Home' institution credentials.

The University of Nottingham participates as both a ‘Home’ and ‘Visited’ institution. 'Visited' experience typically allows internet access only.  

Connecting to UoN Wi-Fi

To connect to the eduroam service whilst at the University of Nottingham, please ensure that your device has been set up correctly before your visit. Your local Campus IT support team should be able to assist with the required configuration.

check_circle   You may need to enter your username and password in order to connect to the eduroam service if these credentials are not already cached on your device.

check_circle   The user credentials supplied by your device must identify your home institution e.g. would identify user xyz from university abc.

check_circle   If you encounter problems, please contact your home institution for assistance.

If your institution does not participate in eduroam, then you can use the UoN-guest wireless service.

Whilst at a participating site, you are bound by our Acceptable Use Policy and the acceptable use policy of the site you are visiting. Failure to adhere could result in disciplinary procedures.

The eduroam(UK) policy can be found on the JANET website.




When connected to eduroam at a participating institution, you are bound by our Acceptable Use Policy and the acceptable use policy of the site you are visiting. Failure to adhere could result in disciplinary procedures. 

The eduroam(UK) policy can be found on the JANET website

Further information and policies can be found on the Information Security Policies SharePoint site (SharePoint log in required):

Information Security Policies



Where else can I access eduroam?

For the latest information about where eduroam is available in the UK, visit JANET roaming locations.

For information about where eduroam is available globally, visit the eduroam website.



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