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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.

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  • University of Cumbria Staff and Students

    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.

    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:

    Usernameyour network username@cumbria.ac.uk

    eg: for students - 123456@cumbria.ac.uk (note no S at the beginning)
    eg: for staff joe.bloggs@cumbria.ac.uk

    Passwordyour network password

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

  • 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. 

    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 using the Eduroam App from your App Store or go directly to https://cat.eduroam.org/ and select University of Cumbria to install the required configuration for your device:

    See these instructions for more information about Apple and Android devices: Eduroam App Instructions

    Manual installation / configuration of Eduroam

    You can also complete a manual configuration of Eduroam using the correct Eduroam configuration file for your device.

    Visit this page University of Cumbria Eduroam Configuration, using your mobile device, and the page should automatically detect the right version for you - follow the instructions.

    ChromeOS / Chromebooks

    Please note that you will need to "import" the downloaded Eduroam configuration file:

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    1. 1. Download the ChromeOS configuration file from cat.eduroam.org
    2. 2. Open the Chrome browser and go to chrome://net-internals/#chromeos
    3. 3. Select "Import ONC file" and browse to your downloads folder if required
    4. 4. The import completes in the background and you should now be able to select Eduroam wifi
    5. 5. To login, you will need to select the UoC certificate that has just been imported and then use the username format 0123456@cumbria.ac.uk and your network password (staff need to use firstname.lastname@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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