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Introduction to the eduroam service

The Open University is a member of the eduroam service (which stands for Education Roaming), an international scheme to allow people visiting other participating academic sites to log on to the Wi-Fi using their home institution's username and password. The use of this network at The Open University is covered by our Computing Code of Conduct, which can be viewed on our computing guide. OU visitors to other sites should expect to be bound by a similar local document.

OU Students

We are currently in the process of rolling this service out to OU students.

For help on setting up eduroam, go to the Help Centre

OU Staff

If you are visiting an institution that has eduroam Wi-Fi, you can connect using your OU username and password. The log-in details are passed in a secure manner back to the OU for verification.

Instructions for OU staff

Visitors to the OU

Visitors to the OU who belong to another participating institution can use our eduroam Wi-Fi to connect to the internet, after first logging in with their home credentials.

Users of the eduroam service must connect to the wireless SSID 'eduroam'.



Setup instructions

Follow instructions here:

Or by using the cat eduroam instructions