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eduroam for Visitors

Connecting to eduroam

If your home institution provides the eduroam service, you will be able to use eduroam at the University of Bradford when you visit.

The name of the wireless network (SSID) at Bradford is eduroam and the encryption scheme is WPA2 with AES.

If your home organisation uses WPA / TKIP, you will need to set your computer to use WPA2 / AES while at Bradford.

You must login to eduroam with your home institution's usercode and password.


If you use eduroam at the University of Bradford, you must abide by these policies:

Frequently asked questions

What is meant by 'home' and 'visitor' sites?

A home site is the institution where you are registered. A visitor site is the institution you visit.

What's the difference between 'eduroam', and 'The Cloud'?

Once you have logged into the eduroam service, you will not have to login the next time you want to use it. eduroam stores your authentication details and will connect automatically. If you visit another site, you should connect automatically, however you may need to change the configuration of your device if the site uses an older encryption version. Please check the website of the institution you are visiting. University of Bradford uses the encryption scheme WPA2 and AES, some sites use WPA and TKIP.

eduroam also has an added level of security built in (as data is encrypted) and is therefore more secure than the Cloud.

What if my device defaults to another WiFi service?

You can ensure your device connects straight to eduroam each time by going to your WiFi settings, selecting the network that you don't wish to connect to in future and choosing 'Forget this network'. You should only need to do this if you have used 'The Cloud' or 'uobroamnet' in the past.


For help with difficulties connecting to eduroam, please contact the IT department at your home institution.