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eduroam windows configuration

Most Windows platforms (10, 8 and 8.1, 7 and Vista) can use the eduroam CAT (Configuration Assistant Tool).  Windows RT (8 and 8.1) must be configured manually, as described below.

Before you follow the link to download the tool for your Windows version:

  • You must be connected to the network fully (e.g. using the University Wireless Service (previously known as Lapwing), or an office, College or home connection).
  • Make sure that you have your credentials (eduroam identifier and Network access token (username and password)) from the UIS Tokens service.

Now you need to download and then run the correct tool for your Windows version. Where the tool asks for your username you need to enter your eduroam identifier, where it asks for your password you need to enter your Network access token.

The eduroam CAT sets the configuration automatically to leave it in the state it would be in if you had gone through the steps manually. It does not leave anything else (e.g. utility, autoupdating application) on your system.

Note that the tool is automatically downloaded. Check your usual download location. You are then returned to this page.

IE/Edge - known issue (now believed to be resolved):
If IE/Edge reports the CAT file as corrupt or invalid when you try to RUN the file within the web-browser, please download and SAVE the file, then RUN it from your local copy instead.

McAfee – known issue:
Occasionally, McAfee may detect this file as malware. This is a false positive. Please turn off McAfee temporarily if you have this problem.

If you are having problems, for example eduroam access is still not working after following the instructions for your version of Windows, see What do I do if I'm having problems connecting to eduroam from my Windows system?

Can I turn SmartScreen on or off?

In most cases, yes. In some cases—like on a workplace network—this setting is managed by a system administrator, and the setting can't be changed.

  1. On the Start screen, tap or click Internet Explorer to open Internet Explorer.
  2. Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and then tap Settings.
    (If you're using a mouse, point to the lower-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer up, and then click Settings.)
  3. Tap or click Privacy, and under Web services, turn SmartScreen to Off.


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