Setting up eduroam on other devices

Setting up eduroam on other devices

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Last Updated: July 9th 2019

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Linux

You can download an eduroam installer for Linux here.

Alternatively, you can get the same file from the following site.

eduroamCAT site

The installer is in the form of a bash script. It will try to configure eduroam under Network Manager and if this is either not appropriate for your system or your version of Network Manager is too old, a wpa_supplicant config file will be created instead.

The installer will create .cat_installer sub-directory in your home directory and will copy your server certificates there.

You will be requested to enter your account credentials (eduroam ID and password) during the installation. This information will be saved so that you will reconnect to the network automatically each time you are in range.

Your eduroam ID is the user ID that you use to log on to Newman desktop machines, followed by @newman.ac.uk. This will give you something that looks like an email address, but it may not be the same as your Newman email address. If they are different, please do not confuse the two.

Your eduroam password is the same as the one you use to log on to Newman desktop machines. When you change your Newman password in the future please remember to change it on your eduroam connected devices as well.

Windows Phones

Open the “settings” page on your phone (exactly where to find this varies between versions of Windows Phone).

Tap on wi-fi.

Tap on eduroam.

Your user name should be the user ID that you use to log on to Newman desktop machines, followed by @newman.ac.uk. This will give you something that looks like an email address, but it may not be the same as your Newman email address. If they are different, please do not confuse the two.

Your password should be the same as the one you use to log on to Newman desktop machines. When you change your Newman password in the future please remember to change it on your eduroam connected devices as well.

“EAP method” should be set to PEAP MS-CHAP v2.

Other Devices

There are no specific installers available for other types of device.

Please be aware that some devices, such as some consoles and “smart”-TVs, do not support the technology used by eduroam (or even the “captive portal” method used on newman-wifi), presumably because their manufacturers do not think it worth their while to support anything other than simple home environments, and it may not be possible to get such devices working with our wi-fi systems.

In order to work with eduroam a device needs to support 802.1X (or WPA2-Enterprise).

The following information may be useful when trying to set up a device:

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

You can find set up instructions for Windows, Android and Apple devices here.

You can read more about eduroam at Newman here.

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