WiFi / eduroam
How do I connect to eduroam?
To connect to eduroam you will need to configure your device. Within Gower College Swansea you can connect to ‘GCS_Setup’ network to configure your device, prior to connecting to eduroam. Most users will only need to configure their device for eduroam once.
Where is eduroam available?
eduroam is available within Gower College Swansea at the following locations: Tycoch, Gorseinon, Llwyn Y Bryn and Sketty Hall.
eduroam is also available at many locations across the UK and the world, the following links will indicate where eduroam may be available;
I am a visitor, can I use eduroam?
If you are a visitor from a participating eduroam organisation; then you will be able to use eduroam. Please ensure that prior to visiting that your device is configured to use eduroam. If for some reason you device isn’t configured then you may be able to use the eduroam CAT which available via our ‘GCS_Setup’ network.
If you experience any difficulties then you should report these via your home organisation IT support.
If you are a visitor from an organisation that isn’t participating in eduroam; then you should ask the member of staff you are visiting to arrange wi-fi access.
What is eduroam?
eduroam (education roaming) is the secure, world-wide roaming access service developed for the international research and education community.
eduroam allows students, researchers and staff from participating institutions to obtain Internet connectivity across campus and when visiting other participating institutions by simply opening their device.
Watch the following video ‘What is eduroam?’
(note this video will not work when connected to ‘GCS_Setup’ network)
Terms and Conditions
By connecting to eduroam you are agreeing to the following terms and conditions;
In order to connect to eduroam then we recommend you use the eduroam CAT, this will involve downloading and installing software onto your device. You will also need your Gower College Swansea username and password.
Note: you will need to add @gcs.ac.uk to the end of your username e.g. email@example.com
eduroam CAT or Configuration Assistance Tool is prepared to enable easier access to eduroam. eduroam CAT is available for the following devices and operating systems;
- Microsoft Windows 7, 8 and 8.1
- Apple OS X - Lion, Mountain Lion, Maverick, Yosemite
- Apple iOS - iPad, iPod and iPhone
- Android 4.4 KitKat and 5.0 Lollipop
- via the eduroam CAT app in Google Play
Manual configuration - Android
For some devices there is currently no eduroam CAT tool available, this includes older Android devices, for these you may need to use the following instructions;
- Please download the CA Certificate file.
- When installing the CA Certificate file you may be required to increase your security on your device (e.g. PIN, Password or Pattern lock).
- You may be prompted to set up Credential Storage on the device.
- On very recent Android devices you may get a ‘Network may be monitored’ warning with the CA Certificate installed. This is normal and is a bug in Android
- Connect to eduroam and use the following details;
- EAP Method = PEAP
- Phase-2 Authentication = MSCHAPv2
- CA Certificate = Select the certificate you installed earlier (CA Certificate file)
Manual Configuration - Other devices
These are the manual configuration details which apply to any device for which eduroam CAT is not available;
|User Authentication||EAP/PEAP MSCHAPV2|
|Username (for Student)||ABC12345678@gcs.ac.uk|
|Username (for Staff)||Username@gcs.ac.uk|
|Certificate||CA Certificate File|
The following devices are not supported on eduroam, this because they do not support the underlying WPA2 Enterprise/AES technology;
- Microsoft X-Box 360
- Sony Playstation 3
- Nintendo DSi
- Google Chromecast
- Apple Airplay
- Nintendo Wii
- Sony PSP
- Most Wireless Printers