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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
To configure WiFi for your device you should use the eduroam CAT tool. This will provide a more secure WiFi connection using certificate files. To install a WiFi profile using the eduroam CAT tool,
For some platforms you will need to download the eduroam CAT app or similar 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 WiFi Root CA
Do you want to install this certificate?
The app configures profiles for both eduroam and newcastle-university.
For platforms not supported by the CAT tool, you will need the following information to connect to WiFi.
newcastle-university OR eduroam
Protected EAP (PEAP)
Newcastle WiFi Root CA
The main change is you should include the server certificate if possible, download and install on your device in the certificate store. The current certificate file is valid upto August 2022.
Less Secure Connections
You can still connect to the Campus Wireless Service without using certificates. This is easier to configure but less secure leaving you vulnerable to potential Man in the Middle attacks.
- Select the newcastle-university WiFi network
- Enter your University username and password when prompted
You will now be connected. If not check your settings and choose to Ignore Certificates.
NOTE: All devices are moving towards requiring certificates be used, and removing the option to ignore certificates, so you should start using the more secure configuration method described above.