eduroam - How Trinity staff & students can connect from other institutions

Trinity staff and students who want to use the eduroam service when in other participating institutions should follow the instructions below - please choose your operating system:

At any later point that you decide to no longer connect to eduroam then you should remove the eduroam network configuration settings.

 


 

How to configure Windows 10 for eduroam

  1. Make sure to read any eduroam documentation provided by the institution you are visiting before you go there - in particular check what is the recommended Wi-Fi encryption setting, as you'll need to know this later. Once you are at the remote site you can configure your Wi-Fi settings as follows:
  2. Right-click on the Network icon at the bottom-right of the Windows taskbar and choose Network Settings
  3. Select Network and Sharing Center
  4. Select Set up a new connection or network
  5. Select Manually connect to a wireless network and click Next
  6. Enter the following details:  
    • Network name: eduroam (case sensitive) 
    • Security type: [configure as per institution you are visiting] 
    • Encryption type: [configure as per institution you are visiting] 
    • Tick the box for Connect even if the network is not broadcasting 
    • Select Next   
  7. Select Change connection settings and then choose the Security Tab on the Wireless Network properties window
  8. Set the network authentication method to Protected EAP (PEAP) and then click Settings
  9. Configure the Protected EAP Properties window as follows:
    • Untick the Validate server certificate box
    • Set Authentication Method to Secured password (EAP‐MSCHAP v2)
    • Tick Enable Fast Reconnect
    • Select Configure 
  10. On the EAP MSCHAPv2 Properties window untick the box beside Automatically use my windows login name… and click OK
  11. Close all open windows
  12. If you are not prompted for a network authentication window automatically, click on the network icon in the system tray, select the eduroam network and click Connect
  13. Enter the following details:  
    • User name: Enter your College username in the following format: username@tcd.ie
    • Password: Enter your network login password 

If you are having problems connecting please contact the IT Service Desk in Trinity.

At any later point that you decide to no longer connect to eduroam then you should remove the eduroam network configuration settings.

 


How to configure Windows 8 for eduroam

  1. Make sure to read any eduroam documentation provided by the institution you are visiting before you go there - in particular check what is the recommended Wi-Fi encryption setting, as you'll need to know this later. Once you are at the remote site you can configure your Wi-Fi settings as follows:
  2. Right-click on the Network icon at the bottom-right of the Windows taskbar and choose Open Network and Sharing Center
  3. Click Set up a new connection or network
  4. Select Manually connect to a wireless network and click Next
  5. Enter the following details:  
    • Network name: eduroam (case sensitive) 
    • Security type: [configure as per institution you are visiting] 
    • Encryption type: [configure as per institution you are visiting] 
    • Tick the box for Connect even if the network is not broadcasting 
    • Select Next   
  6. Select Change connection settings and then choose the Security Tab on the Wireless Network properties window
  7. Set the network authentication method to Protected EAP (PEAP) and then click Settings
  8. Configure the Protected EAP Properties window as follows:
    • Untick the Validate server certificate box
    • Set Authentication Method to Secured password (EAP‐MSCHAP v2)
    • Tick Enable Fast Reconnect
    • Select Configure 
  9. On the EAP MSCHAPv2 Properties window untick the box beside Automatically use my windows login name… and click OK
  10. Close all open windows
  11. If you are not prompted for a network authentication window automatically, click on the network icon in the system tray, select the eduroam network and click Connect
  12. Enter the following details:  
    • User name: Enter your College username in the following format: username@tcd.ie
    • Password: Enter your network login password 

If you are having problems connecting please contact the IT Service Desk in Trinity.

At any later point that you decide to no longer connect to eduroam then you should remove the eduroam network configuration settings.

 


 

How to configure Windows 7 for eduroam

  1. Make sure to read any eduroam documentation provided by the institution you are visiting before you go there - in particular check what is the recommended Wi-Fi encryption setting, as you'll need to know this later. Once you are at the remote site you can configure your Wi-Fi settings as follows:
  2. Click on the Network icon at the bottom right of the Windows taskbar near the clock and choose Open Network and Sharing Centre
  3. Click Manage Wireless Networks
  4. From the Manage Wireless Networks window select Add and Manually create a network profile 
  5. Enter the following details:  
    • Network name: eduroam (case sensitive) 
    • Security type: [configure as per institution you are visiting] 
    • Encryption type: [configure as per institution you are visiting] 
    • Tick the box for Connect even if the network is not broadcasting
    • Click Next
  6. Select Change connection settings and then choose the Security tab on the Wireless Network properties window.  
  7. Ensure the network authentication method is set to Protected EAP (PEAP) and then click Settings
  8. Configure the Protected EAP Properties window as follows:
    • Untick the Validate server certificate box
    • For Authentication Method choose Secured password (EAP‐MSCHAP v2)
    • Tick Enable Fast Reconnect
    • Select Configure
  9. On the EAP MSCHAPv2 Properties window untick the box beside Automatically use my windows login name… and click OK
  10. Close all open windows
  11. If you are not prompted for a network authentication window automatically, click on the network icon in the system tray, select the eduroam network and click Connect
  12. Enter the following details:  
    • User name: Enter your College username in the following format: username@tcd.ie
    • Password: Enter your network login password 

If you are having problems connecting please contact the IT Service Desk in Trinity.

At any later point that you decide to no longer connect to eduroam then you should remove the eduroam network configuration settings.

 


 

How to configure Mac OS X for eduroam

  1. Make sure to read any eduroam documentation provided by the institution you are visiting before you go there - in particular check what is the recommended Wi-Fi encryption setting, as you'll need to know this later. Once you are at the remote site you can configure your Wi-Fi settings as follows:

  2. Click on the Airport / Wi-Fi Icon and choose 'Join other network' and configure as follows:
    • Network Name: eduroam (case sensitive)
    • Security: [as per institution you are visiting] 
    • Username: username@tcd.ie
    • Password: Your Trinity network login password
    • Tick the Remember this network check box.
  3. Click Join. You may get a series of prompts as follows:
    • If you get a message referring to 802.1X Authentication ‐enter your username (as username@tcd.ie) and password and click OK
    • You may get a further prompt to 'Verify Certificate' ‐choose to 'Show Certificate' and check the box beside 'Always trust "eduroam"' before clicking Continue

If you are having problems connecting please contact the IT Service Desk in Trinity.

At any later point that you decide to no longer connect to eduroam then you should remove the eduroam network configuration settings.

 


 

How to configure iOS (iPhone/iPad) for eduroam

  1. Make sure to read any eduroam documentation provided by the institution you are visiting before you go there
  2. Once at the institution open the Settings app
  3. Tap Wi-Fi
  4. Select Other... and enter the following settings:
    • Name: eduroam (case sensitive) 
    • Security: [as per institution you are visiting] 
    • Username: username@tcd.ie
    • Password: Your network login password 
  5. Tap Join
  6. Accept any certificate related messages

 


 

How to configure Android for eduroam

  1. Make sure to read any eduroam documentation provided by the institution you are visiting before you go there
  2. Once at the institution tap the Menu button on your handset and select System Settings/ Settings.
  3. Under Wireless and Networks select Wi-Fi/ Wi-Fi Settings
  4. Select eduroam and enter the following settings
    • EAP method – PEAP
    • Phase 2 Authentication – MSCHAPV2
    • CA Certificate – Unspecified
    • User Certificate – Unspecified
    • Identity – username@tcd.ie
    • Anonymous Identity – Leave this blank
    • Password – Your network login password
  5. Select Connect

 


 

How to configure Windows Phone for eduroam

  1. Make sure to read any eduroam documentation provided by the institution you are visiting before you go there
  2. Once at the institution, on Start, flick left to the App list, and then tap Settings icon - Wi-Fi. Make sure that Wi-Fi networking is set to On.
  3. Tap the eduroam network and enter your Trinity credentials in the form:

    User Name: username@tcd.ie
    Password: Your network login password

    * If you receive a connection unsuccessful message at this point, please see below for manual connection steps.

  4. Tap done. You may receive the following security warning:
    If you expect to find eduroam in this location, go ahead and connect. Otherwise, it may be a different network with the same name.
    Tap yes. You should now be connected to eduroam.

* If you received a connection unsuccessful message (step 3 above), you will need to add the network manually. In order to do that:

  1. In Wi-Fi settings menu tap advanced
  2. Type in the network name eduroam (case sensitive) and tap add
  3. Sign in with your credentials in the form outlined above and tap done. You should now be connected to eduroam.

 


 

How to configure other devices for eduroam

If you are not using one of the operating systems listed above then the following information outlines generic settings which can be used:

  • SSID: The eduroam SSID (Service Set Identifier) is eduroam and is case sensitive. If you do not see this SSID then you may need to specify it manually in the Wi-Fi settings. Please refer to the remote site’s documentation.

  • Encryption: Your Wi-Fi encryption settings need to be configured to use the encryption settings of the institution you are visiting e.g. WPA2 with AES. This information should be available on the website of the remote institution.

  • Authentication: Your Wi-Fi authentication settings must be set to use Protected EAP (PEAP) MSCHAP v2 authentication - this dictates how your device authenticates back to Trinity

  • Username and Password: When authenticating with eduroam enter your username in form username@tcd.ie and then your Trinity network login password



 

How to remove the eduroam network settings

If you are no longer planning to connect to eduroam, you should remove eduroam network configuration settings. You are recommended to do this as otherwise you may experience unwanted wireless access, device performance issues, or decrease your user account security. Below are instructions for removal of eduroam network configuration settings.

Windows 10

  1. Click the Network icon near the clock at the bottom-right corner of the taskbar
  2. Select Network Settings
  3. Select Manage Wi-Fi Settings
  4. Scroll down the screen, select the 'eduroam' listing and then click Forget

Windows 8

  1. Go to the desktop, click on the network icon near the clock on the bottom right hand corner of the task bar
  2. In the pop up list, right click on the eduroam network and choose ‘Forget this network’

Windows 7

  1. Click Start, Control Panel, Network and Sharing Center, Manage Wireless networks
  2. Highlight eduroam in ‘Networks you can view and modify’ and click on Remove.

OS X

  1. Click the Wifi Networks icon / Airport located in the upper right corner of the task bar
  2. Select Open Network Preferences
  3. Select Wifi in the left hand pane
  4. Select Advanced in the lower right corner
  5. Select the eduroam network
  6. Click the  -  icon to remove this network

iOS

  1. Open Settings
  2. Click the Wi-Fi icon to bring up the Wi-Fi Connection Pane
  3. Tap the arrow icon next to eduroam network
  4. Tap the option on the screen which says Forget this network
  5. Confirm to delete eduroam Wi-Fi network settings         

Android

  1. Tap the Menu button on your handset and select System Settings/ Settings
  2. Under Wireless and Networks select Wi-Fi/ Wi-Fi Settings
  3. Long press eduroam network
  4. Tap forget Network

Windows Phone

  1. On Start, flick left to the App list, and then tap Settings icon > Wi-Fi. Make sure that WiFi networking is set to On Toggle control icon
  2. Long tap eduroam network
  3. Tap delete to remove network