Connecting to the University wireless network
If you currently use the campus wireless network UoBwifi to connect to the internet then you are encouraged to switch to eduroam as work to upgrade the University WiFi continues
IT Services are currently carrying out a huge programme of work across campus to upgrade the University's wireless network. We've already upgraded the wireless in several buildings and staff and students are experiencing a huge improvement in service in these areas. As part of the upgrade, the University is transitioning from UoBwifi to the eduroam network, which will now operate as the main wireless network for both staff and students. The transition to eduroam will not only provide high speed internet access across all areas of the University it will also ensure greater internet security for users.
Eduroam also has the added benefit of being an international roaming service which means that visitors from other higher education institutions that also participate in the eduroam scheme can automatically access our campus wireless service using their home institution's credentials. This means that staff and students from the University of Birmingham will also have the same reciprocal arrangement when visiting other participating institutions.
To benefit from the upgraded service, staff are encouraged to select eduroam as their default network when connecting to the University wireless service. Plans are already underway to decommission the existing UoBwifi network once the WiFi upgrade has been completed next year.
Members of staff and students will automatically have access to the eduroam network which should be visible in your available networks list. You can sign in using your University username and password credentials.
Further information about connecting to the eduroam network can be found on the Knowledge Base article Wireless networks available on campus.
If you experience any problems connecting to the eduroam network then you should contact the IT Service Desk.