Connecting to the college networks

The net
How to connect?
Wi-Fi gets you online,
Ethernet gets you on time
Connect!

One of the complaints I heard most frequently during my freshers' week, and beyond, all the way up to 9th week of Trinity, was that people were having problems connecting to the network.  With that in mind, I have the following brief guides for connecting to the networks.  If these don't work, consult the IT Services' guides to connecting to eduram, ask the IT support staff in 37 Banbury, or I will try and help if they're not available.

Connecting through the Ethernet ports

You will need:

  1. A laptop/desktop/thing with an ethernet port.  There exist adaptors for USB to ethernet, especially for iDevices without said ports because aesthetics triumph over functionality. </rant>
  2. An ethernet cable.  I will have a limited number with me, and once they're gone, they're gone.
WarningIfSSL  The first thing you'll see after connecting is a warning that you're trying to connect through untrusted certificates if you're trying to connect to a secure website, such as Facebook, Google, etc.  Do not worry, click to continue, and you will be asked to log in.
 Blocked You will need to accept the usage policy.  Read it carefully, some of the jokes really shouldn't be missed.
 MembersOfCollege Indicate that you are a member of college, and supply your login credentials.
 Success You should then be connected to the network.  Windows and Apple based machines will need to be scanned using the Bradford dissolvable agent, and updated to remain secure.  It is normal for this to take several attempts and reboots, but do not be disheartened.  Linux users may not have to do so.

Connecting to Eduroam on a mobile device

The settings used are very similar across different devices: just make sure the anonymous identity is always blank, and you'll be laughing.

Screenshot 2013-09-19-14-40-34   Select eduroam from the list of available networks.
 Screenshot 2013-09-19-14-41-23  Your identity is the same name as used for Nexus, and the password is the remote access password.  By and large, that is all that is needed to connect to the wireless network.

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  • Note for mobile devices for Eduroam - it seems I have completely different settings on my Android device (Samsung Galaxy S2). Here are mine in case the tutorial doesn't work for you:

    EAP method: PEAP
    Phase 2 Authentication: MSCHAPV2
    CA certificate: (unspecified)
    User certificate: (unspecified)
    identity: username@ox.ac.uk
    anonymous identity: username@ox.ac.uk
    password: (remote access password - NOT the nexus one!)

    Comment last edited on about 3 years ago by William Dutton