What is eduroam?

eduroam is a free WiFi (wireless) service which allows users from participating institutions, such as the Mary Ward Centre, to securely access the Internet from any eduroam WiFi network around the world.

See the eduroam and Janet websites for further information about the eduroam network

Why use eduroam?

eduroam can be access using your own device e.g. phone, tablet, laptop, etc.
Staff and tutors of the Mary Ward Centre who have a Mary Ward Centre account can login to eduroam with the same credentials they use to login to their webmail or PC.
These same credentials will work at any eduroam WiFi network around the world.

How do I use eduroam?

From the Mary Ward Centre
1. In order to access eduroam for the first time your device needs to be setup.
The easiest way to do this is to browse to the eduroam CAT website on your device, using 3G/4G or a WiFi connection that is NOT eduroam.

2. Once on the eduroam CAT website:
Click the link to download the eduroam installer.

3. During the setup process you will be prompted to enter your credentials.
Please enter your email address as your username, followed by your normal password.
Your username must contain or you will not be connected.
Example username:

6. You should now be connected to eduroam

Manual Instructions for connecting to eduroam

Please note Android versions 2.x.x are incompatible with the eduroam wireless network.

1.Open the device’s Settings menu and select Wifi
On older devices, you might have to choose Wireless & Networks first, then Wi-Fi settings.


2. Select eduroam on the list of available networks


3. Set EAP method to PEAP and Set Phase-2 authentication to MSCHAPV2

4. Enter your email address in the Identify e.g.

5. In the Password field, enter your password. Then click SAVE

6. Your device will now automatically connect to eduroam every time you are within range.

It is recommended that iOS version 8.1 or greater is installed on your device, this solves known wireless issues with previous versions of iOS.

1. Tap settings then wifi
2. Any available wireless networks networks will be listed, tap eduroam


3. You will be prompted to enter your username and password.
Remember to use your email address as your username e.g. then tap Join


4. Your device will now automatically connect to eduroam every time you are within range.

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

2. At the prompt, enter your email address

3. Enter your password then click Join


Windows 7
1. Right click the wireless network icon in the system tray and select Open Network and Sharing Center


2. From the menu on the left, select Manage wireless networks


3. Click on the Add button.


4. Select the option to Manually create a network profile


5. Enter the following information then press Next:

  • Network name: eduroam
  • Security type: WPA2 Enterprise
  • Encryption type: AES
  • Start this connection automatically: Tick


6. On the next page, choose Change connection settings


7. Select the Security tab and press Settings


8. Set the Authentication Method to Secured password (EAP-MSCHAP v2) then press Configure…


9. Ensure that Automatically use my Windows logon name and password (and domain if any) is unticked and click OK. Click OK to close any other open windows to return to the desktop.


10.After a few moments, a message should appear from the task bar saying “Additional information is required…” click inside the bubble.


11.Enter your computer account, e.g. and password and leave the Login Domain box empty and click OK


12.You should now be connected to the wireless network.


Windows 8/8.1
Modern User Interface
1. From the main Modern user interface screen, access the Charms menu, by swiping from the right if using touch controls, or moving your cursor to the lower right corner for mouse controls, and select settings.


2. Select wifi
3. Select eduroam
4. Select connect.


5. Log in with your email and password.

6. You should now be connected to the wireless network.

Desktop Interface
1. Select the wireless icon in the tray, bottom right of the screen.


2. Select eduroam, then select connect.


5. Log in with your email and password.

6. You should now be connected to the wireless network.

Windows 10
1. Click the wireless network icon from the task bar in the lower-right corner.


2. Select eduroam from the list of available Networks and click Connect.


3. Enter you email address as your username (e.g. enter your Mary Ward Centre password.


4. You may be prompted to Continue connecting. Select Connect.


5. If successfully authenticated, the status will change to Connected (may briefly display Limited).
You will now be connected to the eduroam service.


From another institution
If you already have eduroam setup on your device then just search for the eduroam WiFi network  and connect.
If you don’t have eduroam setup on your device then contact your institutions help desk for instructions on setting this up.

Terms and Conditions

By connecting to eduroam you are agreeing to the following terms and conditions;