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Eduroam Hotspots

What is Eduroam?

Eduroam provides simple, easy, secure connectivity from thousands of hotspots across more than 100 countries.

Sign-in once and access wherever you are.

At CWA, eduroam access is available wirelessly across all our campuses. 

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How to get started

Once at a CWA site;

  • On your wireless device, connect to the eduroam network
  • When prompted to authenticate;
    • Enter your username in one of the following formats;
      • Student: <number>@edu.cwa.ac.uk
      • Staff: <number>@col-westanglia.ac.uk
    • If your mobile device asks to validate a certificate, select ignore – you could be using different certificates at other eduroam establishments
    • Click Connect

How to use

eduroam at CWA gives you internet access to any device you connect to the wireless network. 

Where to get support

If you encounter any issues in connecting to the eduroam wireless network, you should seek help from your support team at your home organisation. 

For CWA;

Eduroam at CWA visitor user policy

The College of West Anglia assumes no responsibility for guest user equipment or data when connecting to this wireless network;

It is the sole responsibility of the wireless device owner/user to provide antivirus protection and to configure their device settings to provide the appropriate security to control access from other wireless users and the Internet.

The College will not take responsibility for damages incurred for incorrect, insufficient or incomplete security settings; or lack of adequate or up-to-date virus protection.

Eduroam visitor wireless is a restricted service which is intended to provide access to public web sites only. Other web-based services and programs may not work due to filtering policies in place:

  • The College may routinely monitor information systems to assure the continued integrity and security of the IT network. You should also note that the College uses filtering software to endeavour to make sure that, wherever possible, unsuitable web sites are blocked, and keeps a record of all internet sites accessed. Guest users shall indemnify the College against all claims, damages and other losses attributable to the guest user’s access to the network;
  • Inappropriate use will be reported to the relevant authorities as required; and
  • Keep the password you have been issued secure and do not share it with anyone else;
  • No devices should be plugged into the mains when at college unless the device has been PAT tested within the last 12 months.

The following list is not exhaustive, but is to provide a framework for activities which fall into the category of unacceptable use. The following activities are strictly prohibited:

  • Accessing inappropriate or offensive Internet sites is strictly forbidden (this will include the accessing of gambling or betting sites). Users must also report any instances of access to pornography or other offensive sites on the Internet if they become aware of it;
  • Unauthorised copying of copyrighted material including digitisation and distribution of photographs from magazines, books or other copyrighted sources, copyrighted music, and the installation or distribution of any copyrighted software;
  • Deliberate introduction of malicious programs into the network, fileservers or workstations (e.g. viruses, scanners, 'hacking' tools, password crackers, etc.);
  • And Effecting security breaches or disruptions of network communication. This includes accessing data of which you are not an intended recipient, logging into a server or account that you are not expressly authorised to access, using network scanning software to probe other devices connected to the network or carrying out activities that consume excessive amounts of bandwidth.
  • Usage of the eduroam wireless network is entirely at the risk of the user. By connecting to this network, you agree to comply with the terms detailed above.

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