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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 and CAT files

 

If you are having problems connecting, try the more detailed help below for your device:This information includes how to find and install eduroam CAT files - useful helper apps that can sort out messy set-ups on your device.

 

 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.
 

 What is a CAT file?

 

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.

See instructions for your device  (on the left) to find out how to download and use them.

CAT stands for Configuration Assistance Tool.

Page owner: Jill Shacklock