Loughborough University Wifi
Connecting to the Campus Wi-Fi
Loughborough University is a member of eduroam – this means that members of the University (staff and students) can use the eduroam service at thousands of Educational Institutions around the world. We provide the eduroam wireless network for our own users and academic visitors to the University. Academic Visitors to Loughborough – learn more about connecting at Loughborough. Conversely Loughborough University Academics – learn more about connecting to eduroam when visiting other Academic Institutions.
Loughborough University’s wireless network is available to staff, students, academic visitors to the campus and to some conference delegates.
How to Connect – Student Wi-Fi setup
Wi-Fi – Wireless Service
eduroam – Using IT facilities at other HEIs
What is it?
eduroam allows Loughborough staff and students to take their wireless devices to other educational institutions worldwide, and connect to the wifi using their Loughborough University credentials.
Getting ready before you go
First, configure your device by visiting https://cloudpath.lboro.ac.uk
Note: For users of the University Managed Windows Service when using eduroam at other organisations, join the eduroam (Off Campus) wireless network and enter your University username followed by @lboro.ac.uk e.g. (firstname.lastname@example.org) and password. The device has a pre-configured profile which has the correct trust settings.
Once you are set up to use the eduroam wireless network at Loughborough, you are set up to use it worldwide.
Where is it available?
eduroam is available at most Universities in Europe and USA, and many Universities around the world. Information about where eduroam is available can be found by visiting https://www.eduroam.org/where/
eduroam (EDUcation ROAMing) is a worldwide community whose aim is to “open your laptop and be online”. eduroam allows users (researchers, teachers, students, staff) from participating institutions to securely access the Internet from any eduroam-enabled institution. The eduroam principle is based on the fact that the users’ authentication is done by the user’s home institution, whereas the authorisation decision allowing access to the network resources is done by the visited network. Put simply, a Loughborough user can visit other eduroam institutions and log into their network using their Loughborough University credentials.
eduroam uses 802.1X to authenticate users. To enable authentication at any eduroam site, a worldwide hierarchical infrastructure of authentication servers (RADIUS) exists which securely tunnel users’ authentication attempts back to their home institution.