Access Wi-Fi


eduroam (education roaming) is the secure, world-wide roaming wireless access service developed for the international research and education community.  It allows its users to visit other organisations and use the same username and password as they would use at their home institution.

  Get setup for eduroam in 3 easy steps


  Major Operating Systems

  Mobile Devices

Trouble Shooting and Generic Service details

to help setup any client

eduroam institutions span much of the world including Europe, Asia-Pacific, Canada, and the USA.

Acceptable Use Policy

All users should read and must abide by both the eduroam UK policy and the University's Regulations Relating to the use of IT Facilities.

In particular please be aware that for operational and legal reasons the University will log all traffic.

In some instances or locations, it will restrict or throttle traffic that is, either actually or potentially, interfering with the service provided to users either locally or generally.

Oxford users

Oxford users can use eduroam in Oxford and at other participating organizations.

Oxford eduroam uses the IT Services Remote Access account username followed by '' (e.g. and the corresponding password. The case of is not relevant within the university, but it is recommended to have it in lower case for better compatibility when visiting other institutions.

NB. Oxford users should ensure that their eduroam setup is working correctly in Oxford before visiting other eduroam institutions.

Oxford visitors

Oxford eduroam operates a compliant service per the eduroam UK technical specification.

IT Services is unable to provide technical support to non-Oxford eduroam users visiting Oxford.

Firewall restrictions

A small number of outbound ports are blocked. See the ACL blocks page for the current list.

Configuration instructions

Generic Service details to help setup any client

eduroam CAT (Configuration Assistance Tool)

Get setup for eduroam in 3 easy steps:

1. Go to and choose Oxford University.

2. Download the installer for your operating system.

3. Run the Installer and use your Remote Access username and password.

(Go to the Self Registration Homepage to set up a Remote Access Account if you do not already have one).

The eduroam CAT is the easy way to set up eduroam wifi on your laptop or device* and ensures a standardised setup of devices and assurance that the configuration will work most effectively with eduroam.

If the configurator does not work try the manual instructions listed by OS/Mobile device opposite.


  • *Android currently supports V4.4 (KitKat) and above through this tool.
  • **you can get to on the OWL network without VPN or visitor access



Written by IT Services. Latest revision 2 February 2017