Student and staff wifi (eduroam)

The eduroam wireless network enables students and staff at the University to access the internet across campus.

On

Connect to eduroam

If you're a member of the University of Sheffield, you can connect to eduroam using the long username format, for example, ab1pp@sheffield.ac.uk. 

Once set up, devices will also connect to eduroam when visiting other participating organisations in the UK and worldwide. Find other participating organisations.

If you're visiting, and your home organisation is a member of eduroam, simply add the username and password you usually use to connect. Include your home organisation in your username, for example, username@organisation.ac.uk. Contact your home organisation if you have any problems.

If you’re from an educational organisation that is not a member of eduroam, we may be able to set up a temporary account for you. Contact IT Services with your details.


Connecting from different devices

Follow these instructions for connecting a range of devices to wireless.

Apple

iPad
  1. On the home screen, tap 'Settings'.
  2. Tap 'Wi-Fi'.
  3. Turn the wifi slider on.
  4. Under 'Choose a Network', tap 'eduroam'.
  5. Type in your University username followed by @sheffield.ac.uk and enter your password.
  6. Tap the 'Join' button.
  7. On the certificate screen, tap 'Accept'.
iPhone
  1. On the home screen, tap 'Settings'.
  2. Tap 'Wi-Fi'.
  3. Turn the wifi slider on.
  4. Under 'Choose a Network', tap 'eduroam'.
  5. Type in your University username followed by @sheffield.ac.uk and enter your password.
  6. Tap the 'Join' button.
  7. On the certificate screen, tap 'Accept'.
Mac 
  1. Select the wifi icon in the menu bar. 
  2. Choose 'eduroam' from the available networks. 
  3. Enter your University username followed by @sheffield.ac.uk and password.
  4. Click 'Connect'.

Google

Android phone and tablet 

Identify what version of Android your device uses

  1. Go to 'Settings'.
  2. Select 'About Phone'.
  3. Select 'Software information'.
  4. Select 'Android version'. 

Download the eduroam app

  • Android 11, Android 12: Use geteduroam
  • Android 8 (Oreo), Android 9 (Pie) and Android 10: Use eduroam Configuration Assistant Tool (CAT) or geteduroam. 
  • Android 4 to Android 7: Use eduroam Configuration Assistant Tool (CAT)

Connect to eduroam using geteduroam

  1. Download geteduroam from the Google Play store.
  2. Open geteduroam.
  3. Type 'Sheffield' into the institution search.
  4. Select 'University of Sheffield'. 
  5. Enter your University username and password. 
  6. Select 'install'.
  7. When the confirmation screen appears, close the app. 

Connect to eduroam using eduroam CAT

  1. Download eduroam CAT from the Google Play store.
  2. Open eduroam CAT.
  3. Select the manual search option.
  4. Enter 'Sheffield'.
  5. Select 'University of Sheffield'.
  6. Click 'install'.
  7. Enter your University username and password.
  8. Select 'Install'.
  9. Close the app. 
Chromebook
  1. Click on the quick settings panel at the bottom right of the screen.
  2. Click 'no-network'.
  3. Click 'eduroam'.
  4. Select the following settings: 
    • EAP method: PEAP
    • Phase 2 authentication: MSCHAPv2.
    • Leave Server CA certificate as Default.
    • Identity: enter your University Username followed by @sheffield.ac.uk.
    • Password: enter your University password.
    • Leave Anonymous identity blank.
  5. Tick the 'Save identity' box. 
  6. Tick the 'Password' box.
  7. Click 'Connect'.
  8. Click 'Continue'.

Kindle

Kindle Fire
  1. Click on the settings icon top right of the screen.
  2. Select 'Wi-Fi'.
  3. Turn the wifi on. 
  4. Select 'eduroam'.
  5. Select the following settings:
    • EAP method: PEAP
    • Leave Phase 2 authentication blank.
    • Leave CA Certificate and User Certificate as unspecified.
    • Identity: enter your University Username followed by @sheffield.ac.uk.
    • Leave Anonymous identity blank.
  6. Enter your University password.
  7. Tap 'Connect'. 
Kindle Touch
  1. Press the home button.
  2. Tap the menu button.
  3. Tap 'Turn On Wireless'.
  4. Tap the menu button.
  5. Tap 'Settings'.
  6. Tap 'Wifi Networks'
  7. Select 'eduroam'. 
  8. Enter your University username and password. 
  9. Tap 'Connect'. 

Linux

Ubuntu

Using the CAT installer

  1. Visit cat.eduroam.org.
  2. Select 'University of Sheffield' as the institution. 
  3. Download the Linux installer (this is a python script named eduroam-linux-UoS.py).
  4. In terminal, navigate to the directory you saved the script.
  5. Check you have Python installed and, if so, what version.
    • If you do not have python installed use your distribution’s package manager to obtain it.
    • If you have python3 installed you will need to edit the first line of eduroam-linux-UoS.py. Use the 'vi eduroam-linux-UoS.py' command and change #!/usr/bin/env python to read #!/usr/bin/python3.
  6. You need to make the script executable. Enter the command ‘sudo chmod 700 eduroam-linux-uos.py’.
  7. Enter the command ‘./eduroam-linux-uos.py’ to run the script
  8. You will be prompted with pop-ups to confirm you are entering details for The University of Sheffield.
  9. Enter your University username and password.

Using the manual method

Read our Knowledge Base article on connecting your Linux device to eduroam (staff or student login required)

Windows

Windows 8
  1. Download the Sheffield installer.
  2. Run the installer. 
  3. Enter your University username and password. 
  4. Click the 'Wi-Fi' icon in the quick setting panel on the right-hand side of your screen. 
  5. Select 'eduroam'.
  6. Click 'Connect'. 
Windows 10
  1. Click the 'Wi-Fi' icon in the quick setting panel on the right-hand side of your screen. 
  2. Select 'eduroam'.
  3. Click the 'Connect' button.
  4. Enter your University username and password.
  5. Click 'OK'.
  6. Click 'Connect'.

You can find certificates and the Configuration Assistant Tool for eduroam specific to your device by following the link eduroam CAT.

If you need additional help connecting to the wireless network contact the IT Service Desk, or talk to staff on the Tech Bar in the Information Commons or Students' Union.


Unsupported devices

Games consoles

Unfortunately, games consoles don't support our eduroam wireless network. You can register them to connect to the internet using our wired network or an alternative wireless network.

Connecting games consoles to the University network (staff or student login required)

Wireless printers

Wireless printers can't be connected to eduroam wireless. You'll need to connect to your printer using a USB cable.

Find out about printing using the University printing service (staff or student login required).

Other unsupported devices
  • Some BlackBerry OS7 devices
  • FirefoxOS smartphones
  • Nook eReader
  • Original Kindle
  • Chromecast Apple TV
  • All games consoles

This is not an exhaustive list, to find out if your device is compatible you can speak to the IT Service Desk.

Connect to the wireless network


Terms of use

When you connect to eduroam, you agree to the following rules and regulations

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