eduroam configuration

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 to the end of your username e.g.

eduroam CAT

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
  • Linux
  • Android 4.4 KitKat and 5.0 Lollipop

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;

  1. Please download the CA Certificate file.
  2. When installing the CA Certificate file you may be required to increase your security on your device (e.g. PIN, Password or Pattern lock).
  3. You may be prompted to set up Credential Storage on the device.
  4. 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
  5. 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;

SSID eduroam
Security WPA2 Enterprise
Encryption AES
Authentication 802.1x
User Authentication EAP/PEAP MSCHAPV2
Username (for Student)
Username (for Staff)
Domain Ignore
Certificate CA Certificate File

Unsupported devices

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

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_Wi-Fi’ network)



Terms and Conditions

By connecting to eduroam you are agreeing to the following terms and conditions;