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The wi-fi network provided by the University for staff and students is called eduroam.

eduroam is an international wi-fi confederation used by academic institutions in more than 50 countries. You can use your Strathclyde credentials to connect to wi-fi at participating universities around the world.

Strathclyde staff and students, and visitors from eligible institutions, should connect their devices to eduroam wherever possible. You may need to tell your device to 'forget' other networks.

Your eduroam wifi username

Strathclyde staff and students

For Strathclyde users your user name when connecting to eduroam is your DS username followed by @strath.ac.uk. For example, bsd13102@strath.ac.uk

Your password is the same as your DS logon.

You must type this information correctly or you will not be able to connect to eduroam. Using your DS username without adding '@strath.ac.uk' to the end will not work.


Visitors from other institutions should use the username and password supplied by their home institution to connect to eduroam at Strathclyde.

Connecting to eduroam

You can easily connect your laptop or mobile device to eduroam.

Configuring your mobile device(s)

If you wish to connect to eduroam on your smartphone or tablet please visit our mobile setup page for more information.

Connecting your laptop

Setting up a connection to eduroam is easy with our configurators, whether you are on or off campus. To download the configurators:

On campus To set up eduroam on your laptop:
  1. Connect your laptop to the 'StrathWifiSetup' network
  2. Open your browser (Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox etc) to display the eduroam page
  3. Download the appropriate configurator using the links there.

If you need more help please contact us. 

(Strathclyde staff and students only) 

Use our Configuration Assistant Tool (CAT) to download the right software for your device.

Repeat for all devices.

Using your device at other eduroam institutions

If you're planning to use your mobile device at other institutions with eduroam wi-fi, we recommend you use the configuration tool to make sure your settings are correct.

If you have any difficulties connecting to eduroam at another instituion you must contact Strathclyde for help.

You can find details of participating institutions in the United Kingdom and worldwide on the eduroam website.

Configuration tool download

If your device does not find the eduroam network on its own you can use our Configuration Assistant Tool (CAT). The CAT website automatically detects the operating system you are using and gives you a link to download the appropriate configuration tool. Use the 'all platforms' link to find configurators for alternative operating systems.

Wi-fi access for visitors

If you are visiting from an institution that participates in the eduroam scheme, you can also connect to eduroam at Strathclyde. Your device must be configured before you arrive at Strathclyde, and when here you should log in using credentials supplied by your home institution. If you need any help with eduroam you must contact support services at your home institution. 

If you aren't able to access eduroam you can use our 'WifiGuest' network. This network uses the same infrastructure and authentication system as '_The Cloud' network found in public places across the UK.

You can log in to 'WifiGuest' using existing '_The Cloud' credentials, or set up a new account which you can then use wherever '_The Cloud' is available.

For more help, try our _The Cloud or contact us for advice.

Additional support

If you are having trouble connecting to eduroam please visit the Level 3 enquiry desk in the Library or contact us for advice.


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