Wifi for guests
Wifi for Nuffield guests is provided by a service called The Cloud. People may already have an account (having used it in a public place, such as a railway station). If that is the case, they may find that their device automatically connects and they do not need to re-register while staying at Nuffield.
Anyone at College may use The Cloud, but those with Nuffield or Oxford University accounts are advised to use one of the options outlined at Wifi for College members as these are more appropriate for accessing facilities required, as well as being more secure.
The Cloud is a public wireless network (like those found on public transport) and therefore unencrypted. When using The Cloud for anything other than web browsing or encrypted services (e.g. via HTTPS) a VPN client (link requires login) is recommended.
TO CONNECT TO (AND REGISTER FOR) THE CLOUD SERVICE
- Connect to 'The Cloud' through your device's available network options.
- Open your web browser and refresh the page. This should take you to the 'The Cloud' home page.
- Click or tap the 'Go' button
If you have registered with The Cloud previously, or elsewhere, this may take you immediately online. Otherwise…
- Login (if you already have a Cloud account) or follow the instructions to register.
If the Cloud landing page does not present itself try typing a known (short) web address, such as www.bbc.co.uk into your web address field (URL), to trigger the redirect. If that does not work, type https://service.thecloud.net.
If you continue to have problems connecting, try to clear your web browser history or try an alternative web browser.
See How to Connect to The Cloud.pdf with Troubleshooting for printable configuration and troubleshooting instructions.