Eduroam (education roaming) is the secure, world-wide roaming access service developed for the international research and education community.
Eduroam allows students, researchers and staff from participating institutions to obtain Internet connectivity across campus and when visiting other participating institutions using their Wi-Fi enabled devices.
The University of Cumbria is a participating member of eduroam, and as such all university staff and students can logon to eduroam at all participating sites around the world using their usual network username appended with @cumbria.ac.uk and network password.
For information on participating organisations please click here.
Eduroam comes in two flavours, Home and Visited. The university operates both types of service.
University of Cumbria staff and students
To ensure that your mobile device will work at other institutions, please setup eduroam on your mobile device whilst you are on the University of Cumbria campus, as other institutions are not obliged to provide you with support if you have any problems.
How you log on to Eduroam
The username for the eduroam service that you use is made up of two parts:
- Your university realm name which is @cumbria.ac.uk
- Your network login name and password
So to log on to eduroam, you would use:
Username: your network firstname.lastname@example.org
eg: for students - email@example.com (note no S at the beginning)
eg: for staff - firstname.lastname@example.org
Password: your network password
Please do not confuse your eduroam username with your email - it is not your email even though it may look like it.
Eduroam is available on most popular devices, however it should be noted that not all devices are compatible with the service.
To configure your specific device, please select the operating system of your device from the list below. For Windows 8.1 specific instructions, please click here.
Configuring your BlackBerry to use Eduroam
Visitors to the University of Cumbria
Here at the University of Cumbria we operate eduroam via a WPA2/AES enabled wireless network.
Our wireless coverage is extensive, more information on wireless enabled areas can be found here.
Visiting users are reminded to ensure that your device is configured and working for use on eduroam at your own institution before travelling. If you require support please contact your home institution's IT Helpdesk.
University of Cumbria and eduroam policies
Please be aware, web content filtering is in place on all university networks including eduroam.