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Connect your devices

Advice and guidance on enabling your device for WiFi access.

 

 

How do I connect my devices?

check_circle   When on campus, ensure you have connected mobile device(s) to eduroam and have WiFi enabled at all times

check_circle   Following the instructions below to set up your mobile or laptop with eduroam

 

 

Setting up your mobile or laptop with eduroam

Android

Connecting your Android device to eduroam.

To connect:

  1. Select Settings
  2. Select WiFi
  3. Select 'eduroam' from the list of available wireless networks.
  4. Enter the following settings. Note that not all of these settings may be required for your device.
  • SSID: eduroam
  • Encryption: 802.1X, WPA2-Enterprise
  • EAP method: PEAP
  • Phase 2 authentication: MSCHAPv2
  • CA certificates: Use system certificates
  • Domain: nottingham.ac.uk
  • Username or Identity: Your University email address
  • Outer Identity: Blank or use anonymous@nottingham.ac.uk
  • Password: Your University password
  • Proxy: should be set to None
Automatic configuration

You may also be able to use the eduroamCAT application, which will automatically configure your device.

Before you proceed with installation on Android systems, please make sure that you have installed the eduroamCAT application. eduroamCAT application is available on Google Play (May only work for UK campus) and will use the configuration settings file to set up your device.

When prompted for your username (called 'identity' in some versions), enter it as your University email address.

Please note that using the eduroamCAT tool will force you to set a PIN code to access your device if you have not already done so. You cannot disable this PIN once set.

 

Changed your University password?

If you have changed your University password since setting up the wireless network you may need to forget the network and re-connect.

 

Apple iOS

Connecting your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch to eduroam. 

You can download an automatic eduroam configuration file for iOS devices. Please note you will need to enter your username in the format of your University email address when prompted.

Latest software

If you have a problem connecting your Apple device to eduroam, you may need to upgrade to the latest software:

Changed your University password?

If you have changed your University password since setting up the wireless network you may need to forget the network and re-connect.

 

Microsoft Windows

Connecting your Windows 8/10 device to eduroam automatically.

You can download an automatic configuration program for Windows. You will need to enter your username in the format of your University email address when prompted.

Latest software

If you have a problem connecting your laptop, you may need to upgrade to the latest software.

Changed your University password?

If you have changed your University password since setting up the wireless network you may need to forget the network and re-connect.

 

Apple macOS

You can install an automatic configuration file for Apple macOS which will set your computer up to work with eduroam. When prompted enter your University email address and password.

Latest software

If you have a problem connecting your Mac to eduroam, you may need to upgrade to the latest software.

Changed your University password?

If you have changed your University password since setting up the wireless network you may need to forget the network and re-connect.

 

Linux

You can download an automatic configuration script for some Linux distributions. You will need to enter your username in the format of your University email address when prompted.

Connecting manually

Some distributions do not support the automatic configuration tool, and should use the manual settings. 

Latest software

If you have a problem connecting your laptop, you may need to upgrade to the latest software. Please run your distributions software update mechanism to check this.

Changed your University password?

If you have changed your University password since setting up the wireless network you may need to forget the network and re-connect.

 

Other devices

You can connect other devices to the eduroam wireless service if it supports 802.1X or WPA2-Enterprise encryption. Most devices will need the following information at minimum:

  1. Select the wireless network eduroam from the list of available networks
  2. Enter your University email address and your password
  3. Save and connect
Automatic configuration

For some devices, an automatic configuration tool (CAT) may be available.

Generic settings

Not all of these settings may be required for your device, but you may need some of them to connect successfully.

  • SSID: eduroam
  • Encryption: 802.1X, WPA2-Enterprise
  • Username or Identity: Your University email address
  • Outer Identity: Blank or use anonymous@nottingham.ac.uk
  • Password: Your University password
  • User authentication settings: EAP/PEAP MSCHAPv2
  • Domain: Leave blank
  • Proxy: should be set to Auto
 

Certificate security information

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: 05 20 95 1d ff df 8d fb 6b 62 fc ba 19 90 fa 95 34 04 1e 7c
  • Server common name (CN): radius.nottingham.ac.uk
  • Issued by: QuoVadis Europe EV SSL CA G1
  • Issued to: Information Services, The University of Nottingham, NOTTINGHAM, Nottinghamshire, GB
  • Valid from: 01/12/2020
  • Valid to: 01/12/2021

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

 

 



 

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