College members (with a University Card) have the option of using either Eduroam or the Nuffield-WLAN wireless service (see below). Members with no University card may be limited only to the Nuffield-WLAN.
Given the choice, which should I use?
If you find yourself able to use either, the advantage with Nuffield-WLAN is that you are able to access some Nuffield (internal) resources as if you were attached to the wired network.
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.
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.
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Nuffield-WLAN configuration information, if required.
Connecting to Eduroam for the first time (Oxford University users)
The Eduroam wireless service allows you to use your Oxford University Remote Access account username and password to connect to wireless networks at locations throughout Oxford University, and at other participating organisations.
Visitors to Oxford from participating Universities may connect using their account details from their home institution.
Please note the information below, then see the dedicated IT Services configuration pages for Eduroam.
Oxford University users:
- You should first enable (and remember the password for your (central IT Services) Remote Access account.
- Your username should always be suffixed with @ox.ac.uk if you are connecting using your Oxford University Remote Access account (e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org). Failure to add the suffix will result in connection failure when you are away from Oxford or visiting other Eduroam organisations (called 'roaming').
- Members of Nuffield College: the Eduroam service does not allow you access to some College services such as file servers, printing and the terminal servers. For these purposes you may need to use Nuffield-WLAN.
Users from other participating Eduroam institutions: If you are visiting and wish to connect using your account from your home institution, this should have the correct suffix as advised by your IT department.