gcu-setup-wifi

Alternative connection instructions for eduroam

  1. Click the link below to open the eduroam Configuration Assistant Tool site:
    https://cat.eduroam.org/
  2. Click on the eduroam user: download your eduroam installer box
  3. Select Glasgow Caledonian University.  The website will detect your operating system and return a link to download your eduroam installer - click this link to download the eduroam installer
  4. Run the eduroam installer
  5. When asked to log in, enter the following details:
    • username@gcu.ac.uk
    • your current domain password
  6. You may need to disconnect from the gcu-wifi-setup wireless network before connecting to eduroam

Generic wireless network settings

Devices must support WPA2 in Enterprise mode to be compatible with the eduroam wireless network. The connection information for eduroam is shown below.

  • SSID: eduroam
  • Security: WPA2 Enterprise
  • Encryption: AES
  • Authentication: 802.1x
  • 802.1x(inner) Type: EAP/PEAP MSCHAPv2
  • Server: isorps2.gcal.ac.uk
  • Username: username@gcu.ac.uk
  • Password: Domain Password
  • Domain: [leave blank]

You may also need to download the Glasgow Caledonian University certificate, which is used to verify the RADIUS server you are trying to authenticate against. This is available in the following formats:

Windows Vista

  1. Click Start and select Control Panel > Network and Internet > Manage Wireless Networks
  2. If you see 'eduroam' listed, right-click it and select Properties. Now go to step 8.
  3. If 'eduroam' is not listed, click Add and then Manually create a network profile
  4. Enter eduroam as the network name
  5. Choose WPA2 Enterprise as the security type
  6. Choose AES as the Encryption type and click Next
  7. On the next screen, click Change connection settings
  8. Click the Security tab and then click Settings
  9. Check that UTN USERFirst-Hardware is ticked in the Trusted Root Certification Authorities box
  10. Next click Configure and untick Automatically... if any
  11. Click OK on the next three windows
  12. Now click Connect to...
    • Enter your username in the following format: 
      Staff; username@gcu.ac.uk (eg abc1@gcu.ac.uk)
      Students; username@gcu.ac.uk (eg ajones01@gcu.ac.uk)
      Please note that this user name is NOT an email address
    • Enter your domain password
    • Leave the Logon domain field empty
  13. Your computer will authenticate and connect to the secure network

Windows 7

  1. Click Start and select Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network and sharing centre
  2. Select Connect to a Network
  3. Select 'eduroam' from the list, You will then be prompted for a Username & Password
  4. Enter your username in the following format:
    • Staff; username@gcu.ac.uk (eg abc1@gcu.ac.uk)
      Students; username@gcu.ac.uk (eg ajones01@gcu.ac.uk)
      Please note that this user name is NOT an email address
    • Enter your domain password
  5. Click OK
  6. You will be prompted with a Windows Security Alert Box containing information about certificate isorps2.gcal.ac.uk. Click Connect to proceed.
  7. You are now connected!

Apple iOS devices (iPod, iPhone, iPad)

    1. Remove Profile (Settings > General > Profile > Delete Profile)
    2. Connect to Eduroam (Settings > wifi > Eduroam)
    3. Enter your username in the following format: 
      Staff; username@gcu.ac.uk (eg abc1@gcu.ac.uk)
      Students; username@gcu.ac.uk (eg ajones01@gcu.ac.uk)
      Please note that this user name is NOT an email address
    4. Enter your domain password
    5. Accept certificate
    6. Your device will authenticate and connect to the secure network

    Mac OS

    1. Go to Applications folder > Utilities > Keychain access >Passwords search the list for eduroam and delete these entries (if any)
    2. Select the Apple logo > System preferences > Network > Wifi or Airport then select Advance
    3. Remove network profiles with GCU or any named eduroam (if any) by selecting the name and pressing the “-” button then close that window
    4. Open drop down menu for network name then select Join other network then show networks. Select eduroam and press OK
    5. Enter your Username followed by @gcu.ac.uk (Username@gcu.ac.uk) enter domain password then press OK
    6. Accept the Certificate, enter your machine password if prompted

    You will be connected after 30 seconds.

    Android devices

     Some Android devices may have different menu options; the instructions may vary slightly between makes and models of handset and version of Android.

    1. From the home screen, open the All Programs menu
    2. Tap Settings from the programs menu
    3. Tap Wireless Controls
    4. Tap Wi-Fi Settings
    5. Tap Wi-Fi to enable Wi-Fi support - the list of networks will become populated
    6. Tap the eduroam entry in the list
    7. If you haven't already, you will be asked for a password to protect the credential storage on your phone. This is a security setting on your handset and not your University Computer password. Enter a memorable password here to continue.
    8. Tap to change the EAP type to PEAP
    9. Tap to set the Sub-type to PEAPv0/MSCHAPv2
    10. Enter your username in the following format: 
      Staff; username@gcu.ac.uk (eg abc1@gcu.ac.uk)
      Students; username@gcu.ac.uk (eg ajones01@gcu.ac.uk)
      Please note that this user name is NOT an email address
    11. Enter Password: your domain password
    12. Leave the Anonymous identity blank
    13. Tap the Connect button
    14. Wait a little while (up to about a minute) until the message "Connected to eduroam" appears
    15. A connection to eduroam will automatically be made in future if Wi-Fi is switched on and you are within range.

     

    Blackberry devices

    1. Enable Wi-Fi via Settings>Manage connections
    2. Then Select Set Up Wi-Fi Network
    3. Click Next
    4. Click Scan for Networks and wait a few moments
    5. Select eduroam (WPA2-Enterprise)
    6. Set Security Type to PEAP
    7. Enter your username in the following format:
      • Staff; username@gcu.ac.uk (eg abc1@gcu.ac.uk)
        Students; username@gcu.ac.uk (eg ajones01@gcu.ac.uk)
        Please note that this user name is NOT an email address
      • Enter your domain password
    8. Click CA certificate and select [Comodo AddTrust External CA Root], [AddTrust External CA Root] in V6
    9. Click Inner link security and select EAP-MS-CHAP v2
    10. Enter in the Server subject field: isorps2.gcal.ac.uk
    11. Click Connect
    12. Wait a few moments
    13. Choose a Profile name eg Eduroam
    14. Click Finish
    15. You are now connected! Note your profile name appears top centre

    Windows Mobile devices

    1. Click Start > Settings > Connections tab > Network Cards (or Wireless Ethernet)> Wireless
    2. eduroam should be listed as Available. Click the eduroam network & choose Connect (skip to step 7)
    3. If the eduroam network is not listed, click Add New
    4. On the General tab, enter eduroam as Network name and under Connects to: select The Internet
    5. On the Network Key tab, set WPA2 as the Authentication method and AES as the Data Encryption method.
    6. On the 802.1x tab set PEAP as the EAP type
    7. To connect enter your username in the following format:
      • Staff; username@gcu.ac.uk (eg abc1@gcu.ac.uk)
        Students; username@gcu.ac.uk (eg ajones01@gcu.ac.uk)
        Please note that this user name is NOT an email address
      • Enter your domain password
      • Leave the Domain field blank
    8. If you want to save your login details, tick Save Password
    9. Click OK
    10. Your device will now connect to the eduroam network

    Available network services and ports

    The eduroam network allows access to the following services and ports:

    E-mail

    • IMSP: TCP/406 egress and established
    • IMAP4: TCP/143 egress and established
    • IMAP3: TCP/220 egress and established
    • IMAPS: TCP/993 egress and established
    • POP: TCP/110 egress and established
    • POP3S: TCP/995 egress and established
    • SMTPS: TCP/465 egress and established
    • Message submission: TCP/587 egress and established

    Web

    • HTTP: TCP/80 egress and established
    • HTTPS: TCP/443 egress and established

    VPN

    • Standard IPSec VPN: IP protocols 50 (ESP) and 51 (AH) both egress and ingress; TCP/500 (IKE) egress only
    • IPSec NAT traversal: UDP/4500 egress and established
    • Cisco IPSec NAT traversal: TCP/10000 egress and established
    • PPTP: IP protocol 47 (GRE) egress and established; TCP/1723 egress and established
    • OpenVPN: TCP/5000 egress and established
    • IPv6 Tunnel Broker NAT traversal: UDP/3653 and TCP/3653 egress and established

    Remote Desktop

    • RDP: TCP/3389 egress and established
    • VNC: TCP/5900 egress and established
    • Citrix: TCP/1494 egress and established

    Directory Services

    • LDAP: TCP/389 egress and established
    • LDAPS: TCP/636 egress and established

    Secure Shell

    • SSH: TCP/22 egress and established

    File transfer

    • Passive (S)FTP: TCP/21 egress and established

     

    Terms and Conditions
    To use the service it is a requirement that you agree to the terms outlined in the University's Acceptable Use Policy and also theJANET Acceptable Use Policy‌.