The University has recently upgraded its wifi network and we recommend that, for the best service possible, you connect to eduroam.*
eduroam is an international wifi confederation; you will be able to log into eduroam wireless networks at participating institutions in over 50 countries, and visitors from these institutions can use our eduroam facilities.
Important! - User name
For Strathclyde users your user name when connecting to eduroam is your DS username, followed by @strath.ac.uk, i.e. email@example.com and your password is the same as your DS logon. Please ensure you type this correctly or you will not gain access to eduroam. Visitors should use the credentials supplied by their home institution.
Setting up a connection to eduroam is easy via our configurators.
There are various ways to download the configurators:
Off Campus (for Strathclyde staff and students only)
Download the appropriate configurator for your operating system:
|Windows 8||Windows 7||Windows Vista||Apple IOS||Linux|
- Using your laptop, connect to the Strathclyde network, visit the BlueSocket page (by opening a browser) and download via the links there.
- Borrow a USB stick with the drivers from IT Helpdesk.
- Alternatively if you are using a computer in a lab, you can download the configurator from the links above to a pen drive to be installed on your laptop later.
Here is a video demonstrating how to download the configurators for Windows 7.
If you wish to connect to eduroam on your mobile device, please visit our mobile setup page for more information.
If you are visiting Strathclyde from an institution that participates in the eduroam scheme, you can connect to the “eduroam” SSID to gain basic Internet connectivity. Your device will require to be configured in advance before you arrive. The eduroam service is being increasingly deployed across the wireless infrastructure. To log in you should use the credentials supplied by your home institution.
Alternatively, we also deploy the BT Openzone service. You can connect to this service through payment with credit card when connecting to the service, or if you are an existing BT Broadband subscriber, you can use your free minutes.
If you are having trouble connecting to eduroam, please contact IT Helpdesk for further advice.
If your device is incompatible, you can still connect via the Strathclyde network as normal. You must configure your browser to use our proxy service.
Policies and Procedures: