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Staff Wi-Fi - How to connect your iOS/iPadOS device

The information below outlines how registered Trinity staff can connect their mobile device (iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch) to the Staff Wi-Fi network.

Should you make use of the service you are advised to read through our web page regarding good IT security practices for those using mobile devices.

Those using the service will be asked to agree to the terms and conditions during the connection process outlined below.

Supported devices and requirements

The service is currently available to staff with iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch devices running supported versions of iOS and iPadOS.

Registration and connection steps

To register your device for the staff Wi-Fi service, follow the instructions below:

  1. This service requires that you have a passcode lock set for your device. This can be done via Services - Touch ID and Passcode on your device. See http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4113 for further information.
  2. To carry out these steps your device must be connected to your mobile provider data network or a home Wi-Fi network - not an existing Trinity Wi-Fi network.
  3. On your device, open the App Store, search for 'TCD' and install the 'TCD WiFi Registration' app.

    TCD WiFI app

  4. Once installed, launch this app, and choose Continue.

    Welcome screen

  5. Confirm the duration of your device's registration, 12 months, and then follow the instructions to submit your device's Wi-Fi address to IT Services.
  6. Within 10 minutes, you will receive an initial email to your Trinity email address with confirmation that your device registration request has been received. A second email will contain instructions on what to do next to connect to the Staff Wi-Fi service.
  7. Once you have received the second email, on your iOS device launch the Settings app.
  8. Choose Wi-Fi and under Choose a Network choose Other. Enter the following settings:
    • Name: TCDwireless
    • Security: Tap on WPA2/WPA3. This will bring you to a security settings screen. Choose the following:
      • Private Address: Tap the green button to disable this option.
      • Below 'Private Address', choose WPA2 Enterprise
      • Tap Other Network at the top left to return to the previous screen
    • Username: Enter the short form of your Trinity computer account username e.g. jbloggs and not jbloggs@tcd.ie.
    • Password: Enter your Trinity network login password.
    • Tap Join at the top right.
  9. If prompted regarding a 'TCDwlan' certificate, then tap Trust at the top right.
  10. You may be prompted to enter your device's passcode.
  11. Turn Wi-Fi on once more, if you had turned it off in step 1, and you should be able to connect to TCDwireless.

Deregistering your device

To remove your device from the service and uninstall the mobile profile please follow our instructions outlining how to deregister your device.

Getting help

Please note that the connection of staff mobile devices to the Trinity Wi-Fi network is a self-supported service and so you may find it useful to consult the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for this service. If you encounter technical difficulties, please contact the IT Service Desk.