Wifi for College members
College members (with a University Card) have the option of using either Eduroam or the Nuffield-Net/Nuffield-WLAN wireless service (see below). Members with no University card may be limited only to Nuffield-Net.
(In November 2020, Nuffield-WLAN is being replaced by Nuffield-Net.)
Given the choice, which should I use?
If you find yourself able to use either, the advantage with Nuffield-Net is that you are able to access some Nuffield (internal) resources as if you were attached to the wired network. You may possibly enjoy higher bandwidth at times as well.
The advantage with Eduroam is that the same connection may work (with the same credentials, automatically re-connecting) when you travel to many other parts of the University, and indeed other academic institutions.
See our Eduroam page if that is your preference.
The Nuffield-WLAN wireless network is for use by anyone with a Nuffield network account. Authentication (login) is via your standard Nuffield username and password. Nuffield-WLAN allows you to access the internet and most College servers including file servers, printing and the terminal servers. The steps outlined on the pages below only need to be carried out once on each machine you want to use wirelessly.
Windows users please note that instructions that refer to items in the Control Panel are given assuming that you are using the Category View (if you don't know which view you use open the Control Panel and look at the top left side of the page - if you are not currently using the Category View you will see an option to switch to it there).
Nuffield-WLAN configuration information, if required.
In November 2020 Nuffield-WLAN is being superseded by the Nuffield-NET wifi service.
To connect to Nuffield-NET for the first time
The Nuffield-NET wireless network is for use by anyone with a Nuffield network account. Authentication (login) is via your standard Nuffield username and password. Nuffield-NET allows you to access the internet and most College servers including file servers, printing and the terminal servers.
- Click or tap to see your available Wifi connections
- Select to join Nuffield-onboard
- Indicate that you already have a Nuffield network account
- Log in with your Nuffield username and password
- Copy the Wifi code displayed. (It will also be emailed to you if you don't catch it.)
- Go back to see your available Wifi connections (as in #1 above)
- Select to join Nuffield-NET
- When prompted, paste in your Wifi code
- You should now be joined to the Nuffield-NET wifi network
The Wifi code may be re-used for all of your devices. It is personal to you and must not be shared with others.
If the process above appears not to work for you, please see a more detailed explanation - with screen shots - on our Intranet Wifi configuration page.