Setting up a SingleSignOn (SSO) account & Setting up, connecting to an Eduroam WIFI Account.
On your laptop or phone, connect to the OWL visitor WIFI network.
This network is provided for visitors and requires no password to connect.
Open the WIFI connection and click on OWL and connect.
NOTE: This network is open and has NO password. It has limited access, but you will need a connection to activate your SSO & register for Eduroam.
To activate your Single Sign On visit the following webpage. Follow the directions to activate your account.
Once you have activated your single sign on account you can set up Eduroam Wi-Fi in Step 3.
You should see a message saying your account will be active in 5 minutes. Once active open the following webpage.
This webpage is for your IT services self-registration. Here you can change or update your Eduroam or Single Sign on password. You can also register and download site-licensed software or change Email (Nexus) options. I recommend installing Sophos antivirus from the Software section on the left side. It’s free while you have an active Bod Card. You can also install Cisco VPN software from this page.
Choose the option to register for a remote access (Eduroam WIFI/VPN) account. Once you’ve set a password you will need to wait 15 minutes for the account to be active.
NOTE: Your Eduroam Username is your reub0000@OX.AC.UK (The OX.AC.UK must be capital letters)
You should now have 2 very important accounts set up for Oxford. Your Single sign on account and your Eduroam/VPN account.
These accounts will have 2 different passwords.
Depending on the service or website you are trying to use you may need to specify @OX.AC.UK
If you find you are unable to sign into a site or service, try specifying @OX.AC.UK (in capital letters)
With your Eduroam and single sign on account now active, you should be able to connect to Eduroam Wi-Fi.
University guidance is here. https://help.it.ox.ac.uk/how-to-connect-to-eduroam.
If you are on a laptop or computer, you may simply click your Wi-Fi option and choose Eduroam.
In the username section put your Eduroam account (example – reub0000@OX.AC.UK) remember to capitalise the ox.ac.uk
Many computers will now connect without any issue. However, if you are unable to connect try using the CAT Eduroam method below.
If you’re on a computer or laptop, visit the following webpage. This website is also accessible while connected to the OWL network. Follow the instructions and download and run the Eduroam Configuration Tool.
Once completed you should be able to connect to Eduroam.
With your Android: Open the Google Play Store and download the Eduroam CAT Tool. This will need to be done on a mobile data connection as the OWL WIFI network doesn’t allow access to the Play store. Use your single sign on with @OX.AC.UK and Eduroam password to connect.
Example Username: reub0000@OX.AC.UK
Apple iPhone: Visit https://cat.eduroam.org in SAFARI and install the profile. Then allow and go to settings to trust the profile to connect.