Important changes to the campus Wi-Fi network

We’re simplifying the way you connect to the campus Wi-Fi by streamlining our wireless networks. From Thursday 1 July you’ll no longer be able to connect to the campus Wi-Fi using UoBWiFi as we are retiring this network. All staff and students at the University will need to use eduroam to connect to the campus Wi-Fi.

Why are we doing this?
We want to remove the confusion over which campus Wi-Fi network to use and eduroam is the University’s preferred network. Eduroam is a fast and reliable global Wi-Fi network that’s been developed specifically for the global research and education community.

Once you’ve signed into eduroam with your University of Birmingham email address and password you can get seamless internet access at other institutions around the world without requiring a special guest account.

What do I need to do?

  • If you’re currently using UoBWiFi to connect to the campus Wi-Fi on your mobile, tablet or laptop then you’ll need to make the switch to eduroam before Thursday, 1 July and sign in to the network with your University student email address and password.

Further help

You can find further help and guidance on how to connect to eduroam in our Knowledge Base article KB10370.

If you have any issues connecting to the eduroam wireless network then please contact the IT Service Desk.


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