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How to connect to eduroam

The information on this page is for University of Brighton students and staff. Visitor Information is here

Follow the instructions below to get your laptop, or mobile device, ready for eduroam wireless.

 

 Your eduroam username

 

Your  eduroam username has two parts: your personal university username followed by the domain name for your institution in this format:

 Your username@brighton.ac.uk where your username is the one you use to login into studentcentral. e.g. abc1 or bsms235g

For example

abc123@brighton.ac.uk 

or

bsms123a@brighton.ac.uk 

 

Your eduroam password is the same as your normal university password.

If you are not sure what your university username is, contact the IT service desk.
 

 How to connect

 

 

  1. select eduroam from the list of available networks on your device and then
  2. enter your eduroam username (in the form username@brighton.ac.uk - see above) and
  3. enter your normal university password.
  4. You may be warned or asked to trust/accept our security certificate, authenticate.brighton.ac.uk. This is perfectly safe and you should click continue/connect/trust/accept if asked.

    Apple mobiles - if your device appears to be stuck at this point, with a spinning wheel, tap the 'eduroam' connection and check the certificate - click on Accept.
  5. To check your connection, try connecting to the BBC website, www.bbc.co.uk
 

 Problem fixing with CAT files

 

​Most devices will connect to eduroam without problems, but occasionally devices don't have the correct wireless certificates, or need to have system settings changed. This can be fixed by installing and running an 'eduroam CAT file'. The CAT file will make all the changes your device needs to connect to the eduroam service.

You can install the CAT files from a USB key - ask at one of our library Help Desks, or see staff in computer rooms.

Or, you can click here to Download the CAT file for your device from the eduroam website. 

Follow the instructions and remember to include @brighton.ac.uk in your eduroam username.

After running the CAT file, you should select eduroam from the list of available wireless services. In future your device should automatically connect to eduroam whenever you are on campus.

 

 Do-it-yourself set-up and problem fixing

 

In the event of problems connecting, try the more detailed help below for your device:

 

If you don't have one of the devices listed above and the CAT file did not work, you can set up your device manually:

First select eduroam from the list of available wireless networks your device can see and then use the information in the table below to answer any questions you are asked.

 service name (SSID) eduroam
 security type WPA2 Enterprise
 encryption type AES
 security certificate

authenticate.brighton.ac.uk

The first time you use eduroam at Brighton you may be warned or asked to trust our security certificate. It is perfectly safe. If asked, you should select select Trust,  Accept   Connect, or Continue to use our security certificate

 eduroam username/identity

Use the username provided by your home institution followed by the @ symbol and the name of your home domain, 
for example, abc1@brighton.ac.uk
 eduroam password Use the password you use to access services at your home site
​ domain name ​Leave this blank
​validate server certificate ​ticked (selected)
Trusted Root Certification Authorities: QuoVadis Root CA 2 (ticked) and
Add Trust External CA Root (ticked)
Do not prompt user to authorize new servers or trusted certification authorities ​ticked (selected)
Configure… When connecting: Automatically use my Windows logon name and password (and domain if any)
​NOT ticked (NOT selected)
 Windows extra info
Make sure you turn off the option to 'automatically use my Windows logon name'
As mentioned above you can ignore the warning not to trust the security certifcate authenticate.brighton.ac.uk - click Connect (and not Terminate) to connect to the wireless network
if you have problems connecting, you may need to change more  settings manually. We have a small program for each Windows OS that can make these changes for you. Come to a Computer First Aid Clinic.for help.
Specify authentication mode
(ticked): User authentication
 Mac OS X extra info

After accepting the security certificate you may be asked to enter your password to save the change. This is the password for your computer and not your university password.

if you fail to connect first time, instead of selecting eduroam from the list of wireless networks, try selecting Join other Network... and then find eduroam from Show Others.

 Android extra info

Identity is your eduroam username as above.

Leave anonymous identity blank, or enter your eduroam username again.

EAP type is PEAP.

Phase 2 authentication is MSCHAPV2.

 

 Getting help

 

If you need help connecting to the wireless network, you can:

 

 Don't use Wi-Fi Guest

 
​Wi-Fi Guest is a service for visitors to the university who don't have access to eduroam. 
 
Staff and stduents at Brighton should not attempt to use Wi-FI Guest as it can prevent  access to eduroam.
 
Eduroam has 100 times the capacity of Wi-Fi Guest.​
If you do accidentally connect to Wi-Fi Guest, you will need to instruct your device to Forget Wi-Fi Guest. 
 

 Laptops and desktop computers

 
​Wired connections are  faster and more consistent than wireless connections, so if you have the choice we recommend you connect to our network using an ethernet cable. Find out how here.
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