eduroam Frequently Asked Questions
What is eduroam?
UWE Bristol students and staff visiting other universities can also access the Internet via that institution's eduroam service.
Note: UWE Bristol users should ensure their eduroam setup is working correctly at UWE Bristol before going to other eduroam institutions.
How do I configure my computer or mobile device to use eduroam?
Where is eduroam available at UWE Bristol?
Which username should I use?
If you are visiting UWE Bristol, you should use the username you use at your home institution followed by the "@" symbol, then your home institution's domain (eg email@example.com). Your password will be the one you normally use with this username.
If you are a UWE Bristol student or member of staff visiting another institution, you should use your UWE Bristol username followed by @uwe.ac.uk (eg firstname.lastname@example.org) and your normal network password.
Please note: do not use your email address.
What is an SSID?
SSID stands for Service Set IDentifier.
This is just another way of saying wireless network.
Which SSID should I connect to?
What is my domain?
If you are visiting UWE Bristol, you should use your organisation's domain (eg Oxford University's domain is ox.ac.uk).
If you are a UWE Bristol student or staff member visiting another institution, your domain is uwe.ac.uk.
What security encryption should I use?
Your computer or mobile device should accept the WPA2-Enterprise protocol.
The EAP type is PEAP and the sub-authentication type is PEAP-MSCHAPv2.
What are the participating institutions of eduroam?
What are the most common mistakes when trying to use eduroam?
- Not entering your domain (eg @uwe.ac.uk) after your username.
- You've entered your email address instead of your username and domain (eg email@example.com instead of firstname.lastname@example.org).