The University is part of the eduroam community that allows people to connect to Wi-Fi whilst oniste and while visiting other participating institutions. Staff and students can also access the eduroam network at over 70 other locations in the Portsmouth area.

Select your operating system to view the configuration guide

  1. Windows 11 WiFi settings can be found from the Network and Volume section of the task bar.
    Select it to bring up a selection of controls and toggle on the WiFi, if not already on, then click the right arrow next to it to display the current list of available networks. 
  2. Select eduroam, tick Connect automatically then select Connect
  3. Enter your network account username with @port.ac.uk, e.g. up874068@port.ac.uk or bloggsj@port.ac.uk (do not use @myport.ac.uk as this will not work) followed by your password, then select OK
  4. You should now be connected to the wireless network.

A video demonstration of the new settings layout can be viewed below. 

  1. Select the network icon in the system tray on the right, eduroam should be listed as an available.

    Wireless network list
  2. Select eduroam, tick Connect automatically then select Connect

    Connect to the network
  3. Enter your network account username with @port.ac.uk, e.g. up874068@port.ac.uk or bloggsj@port.ac.uk (do not use @myport.ac.uk as this will not work) followed by your password, then select OK

    Enter username and password
  4. If you are prompted by a message asking you to confirm you want to continue connecting, choose Connect

    Confirm connecting
  5. You should now be connected to the wireless network.

    Connected
  1. Click the Wireless icon on the Finder bar, select eduroam

    Choose wireless settings
  2. Enter your University computer account username@port.ac.uk, e.g. up874068@port.ac.uk and your University computer account password then click Join

    Authenticate with username and password
  3. If you are prompted with a message regarding verifying the certificate, click Continue

    Authenticate with username and password
  4. Enter your admin username and password then Update Settings

    Authenticate with admin username and password to accept the certificate
  5. The wireless icon in the Finder bar should show as connected.

    Wireless is connected
  1. Tap Settings then Wi-Fi.
  2. Any available wireless networks networks will be listed, tap eduroam.

    iOS settings
  3. You will be prompted to enter your computer account username and password e.g. bloggsj@port.ac.uk or up874068@port.ac.uk then tap Join.

    Enter your credentials

Please note some older Android versions are incompatible with the eduroam wireless network.

  1. Open the device's Settings menu and select WiFi
  2. Select eduroam on the list of available networks
  3. Set EAP method to PEAP
  4. Set Phase-2 authentication to MSCHAPv2
  5. Set CA Certificate to Use system certificates
  6. Select Do Not Validate
  7. Enter port.ac.uk in the Domain field (if required)
  8. Enter your student or staff network username (PC Login Username) in the Identify field (add @port.ac.uk as part of the name e.g up874068@port.ac.uk / smithj@port.ac.uk) 
  9. In the Password field, enter your network password. Then select Connect at the bottom right of the screen
  10. eduroam will automatically connect every time you are within range of the wireless network

 

    1. Select the network icon from the top right hand corner of your screen Scan for wireless networks and select eduroam
    2. Use the following settings:
    • SSID = eduroam
    • Security type = PEAP
    • Security method = mschapv2
    • CA = leave as default
    • ID = University username@port.ac.uk eg. up874068@port.ac.uk
    • Password = University password (case sensitive)

    These settings have been tested on CentOS 7.4

    1. Navigate to the network-manager from the menu on the top right, and choose Wi-Fi Settings

      Wi-Fi Settings selected from the menu on the top right
    2. Select the eduroam network

      eduroam listed under available networks
    3. Configure settings as per screenshot below:
      Wi-fi security: WPA & WPA2 Enterprise
      Authentication: Protected EAP (PEAP)
      CA certificate: No CA certificate is required ticked
      PEAP version: Automatic
      Inner authentication: MSCHAPv2

      eduroam network settings entered in the authentication window
    4. Click connect

     


     

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