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Important information and guidance

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. Eduroam comes in two flavours, Home and Visited. The university operates both types of service.

FREE WIFI

The University of Cumbria is a participating member of eduroam, and as such all university staff and students can freely use eduroam at all participating sites around the world using their usual network username appended with @cumbria.ac.uk and network password. There is no charge for you to use Eduroam at universities, libraries and other organisations across the UK and around the world.

For information on Eduroam and participating organisations please click here.

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  • Configure Eduroam for your device

    Eduroam is available on most popular devices, however it should be noted that not all devices are compatible with the service and some older devices may not work with the App intended for your operating system. 

    To configure your specific device, please select the operating system of your device from the list below.

    Simple installation / configuration of Eduroam

    The following types of devices can be easily configured to use the Eduroam wifi network:

     

  • University of Cumbria Staff and Students (Usernames & Login)

    You can add Eduroam to your mobile device from any location where you have access to the internet, but it is recommended that you setup eduroam whilst you are on a University of Cumbria campus, as other institutions are not obliged to provide you with support if you have any problems and you will not be able to test the connection until you are in range of an Eduroam access point.

    Note: You will need to configure your device to use Eduroam before you can login (see section above).

    How you log on to Eduroam

    Open the Wifi settings on your device and select Eduroam as the network you want to connect to.

    The username for the eduroam service that you use is made up of two parts:

    • Your network login name
    • Your university realm name which is @cumbria.ac.uk

    So to log on to eduroam, you would use:

    Username: YourNetworkUsername@cumbria.ac.uk

    for students -  studentnumber + @cumbria.ac.uk (1234567@cumbria.ac.uk)
    for staff - staffusername + @cumbria.ac.uk (jbloggs@cumbria.ac.uk or joe.bloggs@cumbria.ac.uk)

    Passwordyour network password

     

    Notes

    Please do not confuse your eduroam username with your email - it is not your email even though it may look like it.

    Students do not need to include an "s" at the beginning or "uni" after the @ symbol.

    Staff should use the username they use to login to a university computer and then add @cumbria.ac.uk.

  • 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.

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