eduroam Wireless Service

EduRoma Logoeduroam is the wireless roaming service used by the international research and education community. It is available across campus to all staff, students and visiting academics. Staff and students can also use eduroam when visiting other universities that also support the eduroam service.

NOTE: To connect to eduroam your username will be in the format a1234567@ncl.ac.uk which is your login ID followed by the domain @ncl.ac.uk, this is not your email address.

The eduroam service uses the SSID eduroam with Wireless Protected Access (WPA2) and Enterprise level encryption (EAP).

eduroam CAT tool

To configure your device to use wireless you should use the eduroam installer application. The eduroam installer is also called the eduroam Configuration Assistant Tool (CAT) and is an app that will configure wireless for eduroam and newcastle-university SSIDs across multiple platforms. To download the app users should visit http://cat.eduroam.org/ or scan the QR code.

  • Click the Download button
  • Select Newcastle University from the list of organisations
  • If the selected downloader is for the wrong platform, click the Choose another installer link
  • Follow the instructions and run the application as instructed

For some platforms you will need to download the eduroam CAT app from an app store, then you download the configuration from within the app. Windows uses a stand alone app.

 

eduroamqrcode

Use the QR Code to take you to the Newcastle University eduroam installer.

Windows

Running the app on Windows will show the following steps,

Welcome page
Next

Warning - that the app will only work for members of Newcastle University
OK

User credentials - enter your login ID@ncl.ac.uk and password
Username     c1234567@ncl.ac.uk
Password       ***********
Install

Installer - Installs the wireless profiles

Security Warning
Asks you to accept the certificate from Newcastle University Root CA
Do you want to install this certificate?
Yes

Installation Complete
Finish

The app configures profiles for both eduroam and newcastle-university.

 

Generic Instructions

For the immediate future the original WiFi instructions will continue to work.

  • Select the newcastle-university WiFi network
  • Enter you University username and password to connect

However operating system developers are moving towards enforcing more secure solutions. For most platforms you should use the eduroam CAT tool as described above. For other platforms you will need the following information to configure a wireless connection.

SSID:

Security:

Authentication:

Inner authentication:

CA Certificate:

Username:

Password:

newcastle-university OR eduroam

WPA2 Enterprise

Protected EAP (PEAP)

MSCHAPv2

Newcastle University Root CA

username@ncl.ac.uk

************

 The main change is you should include the server certificate. The current certificate file should be downloaded and installed on your device in the certificate store.

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