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.
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).
- Mobile devices must support WPA-Enterprise.
- Windows users for whom the above instructions are not successful, should try to download and use the Windows Nuffield-WLAN network configurator tool. This tool was created for Windows 7 but should work satisfactorily with Windows 8 and 10.