WiFi at Kent

 

University Wi-Fi: eduroam

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

Set up eduroam, University Wi-Fi

Visitor WiFi is also available on campus.

Set up eduroam

You can get Wi-Fi-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 Wi-Fi, and can't access the setup tool use our Wi-Fi instructions (pdf) to set up Wi-Fi manually.

Your Wi-Fi 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

Please use WiFi Guest.

Make eduroam your default

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

How to remove eduroam

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

Windows laptop or PC

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.uk in 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.uk in their name and remove them.

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.uk in their name and remove them.

Mac

  • Click the Wireless 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.

Travel with eduroam

The cities and institutions that offer eduroam:

How to connect to eduroam elsewhere

  • Your Wi-Fi connection should work automatically when you pick up the signal.
  • If not, ask for help. The local settings may be slightly different from ours at Kent.

About eduroam

 

 

 

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Last Updated: 08/10/2018