WiFi at Kent

 

University WiFi

Use the University of Kent WiFi service eduroam if you have a Kent IT Account or are visiting from an eduroam institution.

Set up eduroam, University Wi-Fi

WiFi Guest is public WiFi for Canterbury/Medway visitors without a Kent IT Account.

Set up eduroam

You can get WiFi-ready before you arrive on campus (you don't need to be in range of the eduroam signal):

If you're on campus

If you need to set up WiFi, and can't access the setup tool use our WiFi troubleshooting instructions (pdf) to set up WiFi manually.

Your WiFi username

You need to enter your Kent IT Account username followed by @kent.ac.uk

eduroam visitors

Log in with your home institution details. If you don't connect straight away, check your connection settings have:

  • Security type set to WPA2-Enterprise
  • Encryption type set to AES.

Other visitors

You should use WiFi Guest.

Make eduroam your default

Follow these steps to make eduroam your default network on campus.

Removing eduroam

If you need to re-set your eduroam password, you may have to delete your old eduroam settings and stored passwords. Here's how:

Windows 7

  • Click Start, search for and select 'Manage Wireless Networks'.
  • Choose eduroam and click Remove.
  • If you also need to remove saved passwords, open Credential Manager and click on any that include kent.ac.ukin their name and remove them.

Windows 8

  • Swipe to the charms menu and search for cmd.
  • Enter this text into the command prompt: netsh wlan delete profile eduroam.
  • Press enter on your keyboard.
  • If you also need to remove saved passwords, open Credential Manager and click on any that include kent.ac.ukin their name and remove them.

Windows 10

  • Click the Wi-Fi icon
  • Then Network Settings.
  • Manage Wi-Fi Settings.
  • Choose eduroam and then select Forget.
  • Press enter on your keyboard.
  • If you also need to remove saved passwords, open Credential Manager and click on any that include kent.ac.ukin their name and remove them.

Mac

  • Click the Wreless icon (top right).
  • Then Open Network Preferences, then Advanced.
  • On the Wi-Fi tab, highlight the eduroam profile and then click the - button under the box.
  • OK and Apply.
  • You might need to delete any saved passwords, which will be listed as xxx.kent.ac.uk in Keychain.

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Last Updated: 16/08/2017