eduroam will provide you with wireless Internet access. When you are in Cambridge you can choose to connect wirelessly via either eduroam, Lapwing or, if one exists, a wireless service provided by your College or Institution. A list of institutions with Computing Service provided wireless access points is available.
If you connecting to eduroam in Cambridge, the University Computing Service offers eduroam at Tier 2, supporting WPA2-AES and with no IPv6 support. Details of port restrictions are given on a separate page
When you are away from Cambridge, and at a site that also participates in eduroam, you will be able to connect to their eduroam service using your Cambridge eduroam credentials. This means you will be able to access most of the services you use when you are connected to the CUDN. For some local services you will need to use your Raven password as your computer will not be using a Cambridge address. If you also have a VPDN account you can use that to let your computer appear as if it were on the CUDN.
Most sites participating in eduroam use the eduroam network name. If you go to a site that does not, you should follow local instructions to connect to the correct service.
Note that when you use eduroam at another organisation you are bound by our AUP (ISSS rules and guidelines), the Janet AUP and the AUP of the organisation you are visiting. Breach of AUP could result in disciplinary procedures.
Before you leave Cambridge
- Check whether the institution you are visiting participates in eduroam (UK institutions or elsewhere.)
- Make sure you have configured, and checked, your system. Configuration notes are currently available for a number of platforms (see below).
Configuration notes for various platforms and devices
A set of generic instructions is available. This may help users with devices not listed below.
- Windows 8 wireless networking configuration (built-in)
- Windows 7 wireless networking configuration (built-in)
- Windows Vista wireless networking configuration (built-in)
- Windows XP wireless networking configuration utility (built-in)
- Windows XP with the Intel ProSet utility
- MacOS 10.7 (lion) and 10.8 (mountain lion)
- MacOS 10.6 (snow leopard)
- MacOS 10.5 (leopard)
- MacOS 10.4 (tiger)
Janet(UK)'s TERENA contract for server certificates means that the Comodo AddTrust External CA Root certificate needs to be added to the 802.1X profile. This may require you to remove the current profile and then create the profile again; see Removal of 802.1X profiles on OS X
If you are having problems, for example eduroam access is still not working after following the instructions for your version of Mac OS, see the FAQ What do I do if I'm having problems connecting to eduroam from my Mac?
Linux - Ubuntu
- Android - Note prepared using a HTC Hero running Android 2.1 (Eclair). There are likely to be some differences with other Android devices.
- iPhone and iPod Touch
- Microsoft Surface
- Windows Mobile 6.x and above
Janet(UK)'s TERENA contract for server certificates means that the Comodo AddTrust External CA Root certificate is needed. Some phones (including Nokia and Sony Ericsson) do not have this certificate in their list of Certification Authorities. We have provided instructions for converting the root CA for use on mobile devices.