University of Bath

Connecting to Wi-Fi

How to connect your computer, phone, tablet or console to the University's Wi-Fi, whether you are a student, member of staff or visitor.

Available Wi-Fi networks

There are a number of Wi-Fi networks available on campus and in other University buildings.

  • Staff and students should connect to the 'eduroam' network
  • Visitors should connect to the 'Wi-Fi Guest' network

Connecting to Wi-Fi as a student or member of staff

Staff and students can use the eduroam Wi-Fi network on campus and in other University buildings.

Eduroam is a free, global Wi-Fi service for students and University staff. You can also use it at many other universities around the world. If you are visiting from another university which uses eduroam, you can connect to the service here using your own university login details.

Eduroam is subject to the University IT Acceptable Use Policy and the eduroam(UK) Policy.

To connect to eduroam, you need:

  • your university email address, like abc12@bath.ac.uk
  • your university password

Your University of Bath email is made up of your username, like 'abc12', followed by '@bath.ac.uk'. You can find your username on your library card.

If you are a member of staff, you must use your 'username@bath.ac.uk' email address, not your 'initials.surname@bath.ac.uk' one.

Connect to eduroam from any device already connected to the internet

If you want to set up your device to use eduroam, you can use the eduroam configuration tool. You will need to be connected to the internet already to use it.

After you use the configuration tool, your device should connect to eduroam automatically when at the University or an affiliated organisation.

This is the most secure way to connect to eduroam.

Connect to eduroam on a Windows computer

  1. Select the networks icon in the taskbar.
  2. Select 'eduroam' from the list of Wi-Fi connections.
  3. Click 'Connect'.
  4. Enter your university email address and your password.
  5. Click 'OK'.
  6. If you see a 'Windows Security Alert' window, make sure to click 'Connect' to accept the eduroam security certificate.

Connect to eduroam on your Mac

  1. Click the Wi-Fi icon in the menu bar.
  2. If Wi-Fi is off, select 'Turn Wi-Fi on'.
  3. Select 'eduroam' from the list.
  4. Enter your university email address and your password.
  5. Click 'Join'.
  6. If you see a 'Verify Certificate' window, click 'Continue' to accept the eduroam security certificate.

Get more advice from Apple Support.

Connect to eduroam on your iPhone or iPad

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Tap 'Wi-Fi'.
  3. Select 'eduroam' from the list.
  4. Enter your university email address and your password.
  5. Tap 'Join'.
  6. If you see a 'Certificate needed...' alert, tap 'Accept Certificate' to accept the eduroam security certificate.

Connect your Android device to eduroam

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Tap 'Wi-Fi'.
  3. Select 'eduroam' from the list.
  4. Set 'EAP Method' to 'PEAP'.
  5. Set 'Phase-2 authentication' to 'MSCHAPV2'.
  6. Leave 'CA certificate' as '(unspecified)'.
  7. Set 'Identity' to your university email address.
  8. Leave 'Anonymous identity' blank.
  9. Set 'Password' to your university password.
  10. Tap 'Connect'.
  11. If you see a 'Security Certificate' alert, follow the on-screen instructions to accept the eduroam security certificate.

Connecting to Wi-Fi as a visitor

If you are visiting the campus or other University buildings you can use the 'WiFi Guest' network.

This network is for visitors and guests who cannot use eduroam. If you are visiting from another university that uses eduroam, see 'Connecting to Wi-Fi as a student or member of staff' on this page.

You will need to register to use 'WiFi Guest'. You do not need a University email address to connect.

WiFi Guest is provided by The Cloud. If you already have an account with The Cloud you can use that to log in.

Connect to WiFi Guest

  1. Open the Wi-Fi settings on your device.
  2. Select 'WiFi Guest' from the list.
  3. Once you are connected, open your web browser and refresh the page. Your browser may open automatically.
  4. You will be taken to The Cloud website, where you can log in or register a new account.

Connecting to Wi-Fi if you can't use eduroam or WiFi Guest

Some devices can't connect to eduroam or Wifi Guest. If you are a student or member of staff, you may need to use the legacy network if you are trying to connect a:

  • Smart TV, Apple TV or other TV box
  • Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii or older games console
  • Older Kindle or other eReader
  • PlayStation Vita, Nintendo 3DS or older handheld console

Your device will need a web browser for you to register it on legacy. If your device does not have a web browser, contact IT Service Desk to get it connected.

Connect to legacy

  1. Open the Wi-Fi settings on your device.
  2. Select 'legacy' from the list.
  3. Open the web browser on your device and enter your University username and password.
  4. Accept the terms and conditions.
  5. Restart your device.