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How do I connect to University Wi-Fi

As an Edinburgh Napier student you have free access to the Edinburgh Napier wireless network which is eduroam.  

Once connected to eduroam you have wireless access both on campus and at other participating institutions. 

  • Log in to eduroam using your Edinburgh Napier email address (<your student number>@live.napier.ac.uk) and password
View a list of eduroam (UK) participating organisations
 

Before you start

Before you connect to University Wi-Fi you must ensure:

  • You have up to date Anti-virus software – if you don’t already have Anti-Virus software you can download it from the Software Download Service.
  • Your operating system has been patched with the latest security updates.
  • You have read and comply with Edinburgh Napier University's Information Security Policy. 
Read the Information Security Policies
IT security graphic with red padlock
 

Wi-Fi connection instructions

Android

Please note:  Android phones have varied manufacturers, be aware this guidance may not match your phone exactly. 

Step 1: 

  • Go to Settings and select Network & Internet.
  • Ensure Wi-Fi is switched on.
  • Select Wi-Fi. 

           Connecting to Wi-Fi on an Android screenshot

  • Select eduroam. 

            Connecting to Wi-Fi on an Android screenshot
  
Step 2:  Enter details as follows: 

  • EAP method:  select PEAP
  • Phase-2 authentication:   select MSCHAPV2
  • CA certificate:  select Use System Certificates
  • Domain:  enter napier.ac.uk
  • Identity: enter <your student number>@live.napier.ac.uk
  • Anonymous Identity: leave blank
  • Password: enter your University password

           Connecting to Wi-Fi on an Android screenshot

 

Root Certificate

Some Android systems require a root certificate. 

To download the certificate:  disconnect from eduroam and using the Cloud Guest Wi-Fi service or your phone's data, navigate to cert.napier.ac.uk and follow the instructions.

 

Apple iOS

Step 1: 

  • Go to Settings
  • Select Wi-Fi 

          Connecting to Wi-Fi on Apple iOS screenshot
  
Step 2: 

  • Ensure Wi-Fi is on
  • Select eduroam 

          Connecting to Wi-Fi on Apple iOS screenshot
 
Step 3: 

  • Enter username: <your student number>@live.napier.ac.ukand your University password
  • Select Join 

          Connecting to Wi-Fi on Apple iOS screenshot
 
Step 4: 

  • If prompted to trust the certificate, select “Trust” to do so. 

           Connecting to Wi-Fi on Apple iOS screenshot

You'll find a short video describing the process here: Connecting to eduroam – iPhone

Apple Macs

Step 1: 

  • Select the Wi-Fi icon in the top right of your screen
  • Select eduroam 

          Connecting to Wi-Fi on an Apple Mac screenshot
 
Step 2: 

  • Enter your username: <your student number>@live.napier.ac.uk
  • Enter your University password
  • Select Join 

         Connecting to Wi-Fi on an Apple Mac screenshot

You'll find a short video describing the process here: Connecting to eduroam – Mac
 

Linux

Step 1: 

  • Select the dropdown icon in the top right of your screen
  • Expand the Wi-Fi Not Connected menu
  • Press Select Network

         Connecting to Wi-Fi on Linux screenshot
 
Step 2: 

  • Select eduroam
  • Press Connect 

         Connecting to Wi-Fi on Linux screenshot
 
Step 3: 

  • Wi-Fi security: select WPA & WPA2 Enterprise
  • Authentication: select Protected EAP (PEAP)
  • Anonymous identity: leave blank
  • Domain: enter “napier.ac.uk”
  • Tick “No CA certificate is required” * 
  • PEAP version: select Automatic
  • Inner authentication: select MSCHAPv2 
  • Enter your username: <your student number>@live.napier.ac.uk
  • Enter your University password
  • Select Join 

 * This version of Ubuntu already trusts the root certificate QuoVadis Root CA2 G3.

       Connecting to Wi-Fi on Linux screenshot

Windows

Step 1: 

  • Select the Wi-Fi icon in the bottom right of your screen
  • Select eduroam 

          Connecting to Wi-Fi on Windows screenshot
 
Step 2: 

  • Enter username: <your student number>@live.napier.ac.uk
  • Enter your University password
  • Select OK 

         Connecting to Wi-Fi on Windows screenshot
 
Step 3:

  • Select Connect 

        Connecting to Wi-Fi on Windows screenshot
 

You'll find a short video describing the process here: Connecting to eduroam – Windows
 
 

Frequently asked questions and further information

Can I use the Cloud Guest Wi-Fi service?

The Cloud Guest Wi-Fi service is primarily for visitors.  We recommend students use the eduroam Wi-Fi service for security reasons. 

Can I print when connected to eduroam Wi-Fi?

Yes you can print to our Multi-Function Devices from eduroam.

Guidance can be found on the Printing, Scanning and Copying page. 

Can I access eduroam Wi-Fi at other universities?

Yes, you can connect to eduroam from other institutions participating in the eduroam service.

You will need to set up your eduroam profile on campus before attempting to access eduroam at other institutions, however some offer the eduroam tier of service where users connect without having to setup a profile.
 
Once connected at the other institution, start a browser and you will be prompted for your Edinburgh Napier username and password. 
 
Please note: visited institutions are not liable to offer any support to Edinburgh Napier University users.

How do I delete my eduroam profile?

Android:

  • Change the username in on the Android device (refer to the Android installation guidelines in the section above). 

Apple Macs:

  • Change the username in the 802.1x configuration on the Mac (refer to the Mac installation guidelines in the section above). 

Apple iOS 10.8 and above:

  • Select the Wi-Fi symbol along the top menu bar and click on Open Network Preferences at the bottom of the drop down menu.
  • Click on Wi-Fi in the menu on the left and click Advanced located at the bottom right of the pop-up window.
  • Select eduroam and click the minus sign. Click OK.

Linux:

  • Change the username in the wpa_supplicant.conf file (refer to the Linux installation guidelines in the section above).

Windows:

  • Click on the Start button and then the Settings icon.
  • Choose Network & Internet.
  • Choose W-Fi from the left menu and click on Manage Known Networks.
  • Click on eduroam and choose Forget.