eduroam Wireless Service
eduroam 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 email@example.com 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.
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.
Use the QR Code to take you to the Newcastle University eduroam installer.
Running the app on Windows will show the following steps,
Warning - that the app will only work for members of Newcastle University
User credentials - enter your login ID@ncl.ac.uk and password
Installer - Installs the wireless profiles
Asks you to accept the certificate from Newcastle University Root CA
Do you want to install this certificate?
The app configures profiles for both eduroam and newcastle-university.
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.
newcastle-university OR eduroam
Protected EAP (PEAP)
Newcastle University Root CA
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.