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Wifi - connect to Eduroam

Welcome to the University of Reading Wi-Fi page.  This page will guide you through the process of connecting to the Eduroam Wi-Fi network in order to access the internet.

Depending on what device you have, select from the list of links in the 'Connect automatically' section to be guided through the connection process.

If you wish to connect manually there are also detailed instructions on how to do so below under 'Connect manually'.

Connect automatically

Choose your device's operating system from the list below:

Windows 10

Connect to Wi-Fi (Windows 10) - update 24/01/22

This will download an installer which you will then need to run to complete installation. Please follow the instructions closely, ensuring to enter your username as requested.


Connect to Wi-Fi (MacOS/iOS) - update 24/01/22

This will download a profile which you will be prompted to install. Please follow the instructions closely, ensuring to enter your username as requested.


Connect to Wi-Fi (Linux) - update 24/01/22

This will download a python script which will attempt to configure Eduroam within NetworkManager first, or wpa_supplicant if needed.


Navigate to and download the eduroam CAT application.
Once done, please "forget" the Eduroam connection from your Wi-Fi settings. You will then need to open the eduroam CAT application, and select University of Reading, and then University of Reading UK and then "Install Profile".
Finally, you'll need to enter your Username and Password under the Install tab. (Note that this doesn't send your username or password anywhere, it's just used for setting up the Eduroam connection). You should then now be able to connect to Eduroam without issue.

For further details, please see the 'Connect Manually' section below.

Connect manually

Connect to the Eduroam Wi-Fi network manually. Visit the manual settings page for details on how to connect on your device.

What devices can't connect to the eduroam Wi-Fi network?

Some devices are unable to connect to the eduroam WiFi network, including:

  • Devices that do not support 802.1x Wi-Fi authentication
  • Devices that do not support TLS 1.2 for 802.1x Wi-Fi authentication
  • Some example devices that cannot connect to Eduroam; Amazon Alexa, Windows 8 devices, macOS El Capitan devices, Android 8 devices 

Connecting using a ethernet cable

For information on using a wired connection, please visit the readinglive page.

Help & Support

If you have a question or need assistance please contact the IT Service Desk on or visit