How to connect to eduroam WiFi

We recommend the eduroam CAT (Configuration Assistance Tool) for setting up your connection. Manual instructions are also provided in case this doesn’t work on your particular device.

After setting up your eduroam access in Oxford you will also be able to connect at other participating institutions.  See eduroam.org for further details.

Windows

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Follow these instructions to set up your eduroam connection for the first time. Your device should then connect automatically whenever it can see the eduroam service.

  1. Make sure that you have an internet connection such as 4G, Oxford Wireless LAN (OWL) or a home WiFi connection
  2. Download and run the eduroam CAT
  3. Enter your Oxford username in the format abcd1234@OX.AC.UK and use your remote access password

If you have trouble connecting, follow the troubleshooting guide.

 

If eduroam is available at your location:

  1. Select the wireless network icon  in the bottom right corner of the screen and select eduroam.  Click Connect
  2. Provide your Oxford username in the format abcd1234@OX.AC.UK and remote access password
  3. At the Continue connecting? prompt, select Show certificate details
  4. If the server thumbprint is “AD 70 D8 CA C8 02 E9 EF 89 66 4C DE 59 EA F9 C3 52 79 71 04" then select Connect, otherwise do not connect and contact the Service Desk to check for any rogue networks

If you are setting up eduroam elsewhere:

  1. Select the Windows Start menu    > Settings   > Network & Internet   
  2. Select Network and Sharing CenterSet up a new connection or networkManually connect to a wireless network
  3. Provide the following details:
    Network name

    eduroam

    Security type WPA2-Enterprise
    Start this connection automatically Yes
  4. Select Change connection settings
  5. Select the Security tab > SettingsConfigure...
  6. Ensure Automatically use my Windows log-on name and password (and domain if any) is not ticked
  7. Confirm all settings then select Close

If you have trouble connecting, follow the troubleshooting guide.

Android

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Notice: All versions of Android

If you have used eduroam on your device before, you will need to remove any existing eduroam configuration before reconfiguring eduroam

  1. Install and open eduroam CAT by the Géant Association from the Google Play Store
  2. Select University of Oxford from the list shown, otherwise turn on Manual Search and search for oxford to display it
  3. Select the Install button
  4. Enter your Oxford username in the format abcd1234@OX.AC.UK and use your remote access password
  5. Select the Install button, you should see green text confirming 'Profile installed'
  6. Your phone should connect to eduroam when it is available. If eduroam is in the available networks list but does not connect automatically then select eduroam then Connect

If you have trouble connecting, follow the troubleshooting guide.

 

Most Android devices can be set up to connect to eduroam in the following way.

  1. Select eduroam from the list of available wireless networks
  2. When prompted provide:
    EAP method PEAP
    Phase 2 Authentication MSCHAPV2
    CA Certificate Use system certificates
     Domain ox.ac.uk
    Identity Your Oxford username in the format abcd1234@OX.AC.UK
    Anonymous Identity Leave this blank (use anonymous@ox.ac.uk if you encounter issues)
     Password Your remote access password
  3. Select Connect
  4. Your phone should connect to eduroam when it is available. If eduroam is in the available networks list but does not connect automatically then select eduroam then Connect

If you have trouble connecting, follow the troubleshooting guide.

macOS

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Follow these instructions to set up your eduroam connection for the first time. Your device should then connect automatically whenever it can see the eduroam service.

  1. Make sure that you have an internet connection such as 4G, Oxford Wireless LAN (OWL) or a home WiFi connection
  2. Download and run the eduroam CAT (use the Safari web browser)
  3. Enter your Oxford username in the format abcd1234@OX.AC.UK and use your remote access password

If you have trouble connecting, follow the troubleshooting guide.

  1. Select the wireless network icon  from the menu bar and select eduroam
  2. Select Mode: Automatic
  3. Provide your Oxford username in the format abcd1234@OX.AC.UK and remote access password
  4. Select Join
  5. You will be asked to trust the radius.oucs.ox.ac.uk certificate (Entrust), select "Accept" or "Trust"

If you have trouble connecting, follow the troubleshooting guide.

iPhone/iPad

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Follow these instructions to set up your eduroam connection for the first time. Your device should then connect automatically whenever it can see the eduroam service.

  1. Make sure that you have an internet connection such as 4G, Oxford Wireless LAN (OWL) or a home WiFi connection
  2. Download and run the eduroam CAT (use the Safari web browser)
  3. Enter your Oxford username in the format abcd1234@OX.AC.UK and use your remote access password

If you have trouble connecting, follow the troubleshooting guide.

 

  1. Select eduroam from the list of available wireless networks
  2. Enter your Oxford username in the format abcd1234@OX.AC.UK and use your remote access password
  3. If asked to trust the radius.oucs.ox.ac.uk certificate (Entrust), select "Accept" or "Trust"
  4. Select Connect

If you have trouble connecting, follow the troubleshooting guide.

Chromebook

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Follow these instructions to set up your eduroam connection for the first time. Your device should then connect automatically whenever it can see the eduroam service.

  1. Make sure that you have an internet connection such as 4G, Oxford Wireless LAN (OWL) or a home WiFi connection
  2. Download and run the eduroam CAT
  3. Enter your Oxford username in the format abcd1234@OX.AC.UK and use your remote access password

If you have trouble connecting, follow the troubleshooting guide.

  1. In the Settings app select Network > Add connection > Add WiFi...
  2. When prompted provide:
    SSID eduroam
    Security EAP
    EAP method PEAP
    EAP Phase 2 authentication MSCHAPv2
    Server CA certificate Default
    Identity Your Oxford username in the format abcd1234@OX.AC.UK
    Password Your remote access password
    Anonymous Identity anonymous@ox.ac.uk

     

  3. Click Connect

If you have trouble connecting, follow the troubleshooting guide.

Linux

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Follow these instructions to set up your eduroam connection for the first time. Your device should then connect automatically whenever it can see the eduroam service.

  1. Make sure that you have an internet connection such as 4G, Oxford Wireless LAN (OWL) or a home WiFi connection
  2. Download and run the eduroam CAT
  3. Enter your Oxford username in the format abcd1234@OX.AC.UK and use your remote access password

If you have trouble connecting, follow the troubleshooting guide.

Most Linux devices, including Ubuntu and Fedora, can be set up to connect to eduroam in the following way.

  1. Select eduroam from the list of available WiFi networks
  2. When prompted provide:
    WiFi Security WPA & WPA2 Enterprise
    Authentication Protected EAP (PEAP)
    Anonymous Identity Leave this blank
    Domain ox.ac.uk
    CA Certificate 'none' or 'no certificate required'
    PEAP Version 'Version 0' or 'Automatic'
    Inner Authentication MSCHAPv2
    Username Your Oxford username in the format abcd1234@OX.AC.UK
    Password Your remote access password

     

  3. If you receive a notification labelled No Certificate Authority certificate chosen select Ignore

If you have trouble connecting, follow the troubleshooting guide.

Generic
  1. Select eduroam from your device's list of available WiFi networks
  2. Depending on device and operating system, select the appropriate option if prompted:
    SSID  eduroam
    Username  Your Oxford username in the format abcd1234@OX.AC.UK
    Password  Your remote access password
    Authentication realm ox.ac.uk
    Domain ox.ac.uk
    Anonymous Identity anonymous@ox.ac.uk
    Outer Identity anonymous@ox.ac.uk
    Roaming Identity anonymous@ox.ac.uk
    Wireless type WPA2-Enterprise
    EAP type PEAP
    Sub authentication type EAP-MSCHAP v2
    Root certificate authority 'Entrust' or 'Entrust Root Certification Authority - G2'
    RADIUS server radius.oucs.ox.ac.uk

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