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How to connect to eduroam

The university's wireless service is part of the worldwide community of eduroam wireless networks.

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

 

Before you start to connect, remember that your eduroam username has two parts: your personal university username followed by the domain name for your institution. The eduroam username for University of Brighton staff and students and BSMS students should be in this format:

 For example abc123@brighton.ac.uk  or bsms123the eduroam username for university of brighton staff and students should be in the form username@brighton.ac.uk a@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.
 

 Getting your device ready for eduroam (CAT files)

 

​For the most reliable wireless connection, we recommend that you install a special eduroam setup file, known as a CAT file, on your device. The CAT file will make all the changes your device needs to connect to the eduroam service at Brighton.

You can install the CAT file before you arrive at university, so that you are ready to use wireless from day one.

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.

For example, if your university username is abc123, your eduroam username will be abc123@brighton.ac.uk

When you first arrive on campus, you may have to select eduroam from the list of available wireless services, but after that your device should automatically connect to eduroam whenever you are on campus.

If you have problems connecting to eduroam, see 'Do-it-yourself and fixing problems' below.

 

 Already on campus?

 

If you are already on campus, or you can't download the CAT files, you may be able to connect to eduroam as follows:

  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.
  5. To check your connection, try connecting to the BBC website, www.bbc.co.uk

This simple set-up will not work for all devices. If your connection is not successful, you may need to install the CAT file described above, or follow the more detailed instructions for your device below.

 

 Do-it-yourself set-up and fixing problems

 

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 more help connecting to the wireless network, you can:

 

 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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