eduroam is our free Wi-Fi service here at CCCU. With eduroam you can connect to the internet from any location on campus, and also at other participating institutions around the world, wherever you see the eduroam logo.

How to connect

The easiest way to connect to eduroam is to download and run the automatic configuration app.

You can find these apps in your usual app store. You can also download eduroamCAT directly from the eduroam website.

One advantage of this app-based approach is that you don’t need to be on campus to set up your University Wifi. Simply download the relevant app from the comfort of your home and fill in the required details. Your device will then be ready to connect as soon as you come onto campus.

Use an app to setup your Wi-Fi

Android Android

eduroamCAT is available from the Play Store and has been preconfigured with the University’s eduroam setup details. It is the simplest and most secure way of setting up eduroam on any  Android 8, 9 or 10 device.

To check your Android version, go to Settings > About phone.

Step-by-step guide:

  • Download and install the eduroamCAT app.
  • A list of nearby eduroam organisations will appear. If Canterbury Christ Church University is on the list, select it. If not, select ‘manual search’ at the bottom of the screen and search for ‘Canterbury’.
  • Once you have found the Canterbury Christ Church University profile, select it and click ‘install’.
  • Enter your University credentials in the form username@canterbury.ac.uk (e.g. ab123@canterbury.ac.uk), followed by your computing account password.
  • Congratulations, you are now set up on eduroam and your device should connect automatically when within range.

Android 11 has new, tighter restrictions for Wifi setup. As such, our Wifi provider has introduced a new replacement app – geteduroam – especially for this operating system.

geteduroam is available from the Play Store that has been preconfigured with the University’s eduroam set up details. It is the simplest and most secure way of setting up eduroam and an Android 11 device.

To check your Android version, go to Settings > About phone.

Step-by-step guide:

  • Install the geteduroam app from the Play Store and launch it.
  • Search for ‘Canterbury’.
  • Select ‘Canterbury Christ Church University’
  • Enter your University credentials in the form username@canterbury.ac.uk (e.g. ab123@canterbury.ac.uk), followed by your computing account password.
  • Congratulations, you are now set up on eduroam and your device should connect automatically when within range.

 

Apple Apple

geteduroam is an app available from the App Store that has been preconfigured with the University’s eduroam set up details. It is the simplest and most secure way of setting up eduroam and an iPhone.

Step-by-step guide:

  • Install the geteduroam app from the App Store and launch it.
  • Search for ‘Canterbury’, and select the profile ‘Canterbury Christ Church University’.
  • Enter your University credentials in the form username@canterbury.ac.uk (e.g. ab123@canterbury.ac.uk), followed by your computing account password.
  • Several dialogue boxes may appear asking for permission to connect to the network. Click ‘allow’.
  • Congratulations, you are now set up on eduroam and your device should connect automatically when within range.

 

eduroamCAT is a tool that has been preconfigured with the University’s eduroam set up details. It is the simplest and most secure way of setting up eduroam on a Mac.

Step-by-step guide:

  • Visit https://cat.eduroam.org and click on the button to download the eduroam installer.
  • Select ‘Canterbury Christ Church University’ from the list of organisations, or search for ‘Canterbury’ if it is not present.
  • Select ‘Download your eduroam installer’ and save the file.
  • Launch the installer. If the profile helper does not appear, launch ‘System Preferences’ and select ‘Profiles’.
  • Select the Canterbury Christ Church University profile and click ‘Install’.
  • When a dialogue box appears, click ‘Continue’.
  • Enter your University credentials in the form username@canterbury.ac.uk (e.g. ab123@canterbury.ac.uk), followed by your computing account password.
  • Congratulations, you are now set up on eduroam and your device should connect automatically when within range.

Windows Desktop OS

eduroamCAT is an app available from the Play Store that has been preconfigured with the University’s eduroam set up details. It is the simplest and most secure way of setting up eduroam on a Windows PC.

Step-by-step guide:

  • Browse to https://cat.eduroam.org and click on the button to ‘download your eduroam installer’.
  • Select ‘Canterbury Christ Church University’ from the listed organisations or search for ‘Canterbury’ if it is not present.
  • Download and run the installer.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions.
  • Enter your University credentials in the form username@canterbury.ac.uk (e.g. ab123@canterbury.ac.uk), followed by your computing account password.
  • Accept the certificate installation.
  • Congratulations, you are now set up on eduroam and your device should connect automatically when within range.

Use eduroam’s configuration assistant tool to install and enable eduroam

  1. Go to http://cat.eduroam.org.
  2. Download your eduroam installer for Chrome OS.
  3. Go chrome://net-internals/#chromeos.
  4. From Import ONC file, click Import file.
  5. Navigate to the ONC file just downloaded and select it.
  6. Click OK to import it.
  7. If prompted to section your institution, from the Home Institution list, select Canterbury Christ Church University.
  8. Enter the following when prompted in the form:
    username@canterbury.ac.uk (e.g. ab123@canterbury.ac.uk), followed by your computing account password.
  9. Go to chrome Settings.
  10. Locate Internet Connection, then click Wi-Fi network. Select eduroam.
  11. Your device is connected to eduroam and will automatically connect to eduroam-participating institutions.

For Linux systems eduroamCAT is a python script that can be downloaded from https://cat.eduroam.org. It will configure eduroam under NetworkManager or if this is not appropriate it will create a wpa_supplicant config file.

The certificates will be installed in ~/.cat_installer

You will be asked for your University credentials during the installation. These will be saved to your computer.

Wifi in accommodation

There are several ways you can connect to the internet in your University-managed accommodation.

For most students, eduroam is the recommended service – you can connect quickly and easily in just a few simple steps. If you are using a games console or a smart TV, you should connect wirelessly via our ResNET service