eduroam – secure wireless for staff and students

The eduroam wireless network service provides Wi-Fi access for Chesterfield College Group staff and students. It can also be used by visitors from other participating institutions.

What is eduroam?

eduroam is a secure, world-wide roaming access service, and allows students and staff to log in and access the Internet from any participating location.

  • An organisation can take part in the eduroam service through being a “Home” institution, a “Visited” institution, or both:
  • A “Home” institution provides authentication for its users when they wish to access Internet facilities at a participating “Visited” organisation

A “Visited” institution permits members of other organisations to use its Internet facilities whilst on site, using their “Home” institution credentials

Chesterfield College Group participates as both a “Home” and a “Visited” institution. The eduroam network is available at all Group sites except Learning Unlimited Nottingham and Learning Unlimited Birmingham sites.

How to connect


If you are using an Android based phone, there are two ways to connect to eduroam:

Using the App

  • Download the “eduroamCAT” app from Google Play store
  • Grant the app the permissions it needs to be able to run
  • Accept either the “Chesterfield Staff eduroam”, or the “Chesterfield Student eduroam” config, and install the profile
  • Enter your email address (e.g. for username, and your current College login password, for the password
  • A green “Profile installed” message should confirm success, you can then close the eduroamCAT app
  • Your phone will connect to the eduroam network


  • Connect to the “eduroam” wireless network
  • Wait for  the configure wireless network screen appears
  • Under “CA certificate” select “Do not validate certificate”
  • Under “Identity” enter your email address (e.g.
  • Under “Password” enter your current College password
  • Select “Connect”
  • Your phone will connect to the eduroam network


  • Go to Wi-FI settings on your device
  • Select the “eduroam” wireless network
  • Under “Username” enter your email address (e.g.
  • Under “Password” enter your current College password
  • Select “Trust” when the radius certificate is presented
  • Your phone will connect to the eduroam network

Visitors to the college from another participating institution

To connect to the eduroam service whilst at Chesterfield Group Sites, please ensure that your device has been set up correctly before your visit.

Your local IT Support service should be able to assist with the required configuration. You will need to enter your home username and password in order to connect to the eduroam service if these credentials are not already cached on your device. The user credentials supplied by your device must identify your home institution e.g. would identify user xyz from college/university abc.

If you encounter problems, please contact your home institution for assistance.


For the latest information about where eduroam is available in the UK, visit JANET roaming locations.

For information about where eduroam is available globally, visit the eduroam website.

Code of Practice

Whilst at a participating site, you are bound by guidelines and the acceptable use policy of the site you are visiting. Failure to adhere could result in disciplinary procedures.

eduroam(UK) policy

The policy can be found on the JANET website.

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