Wi-Fi - how to connect

How do I connect to eduroam?

Connecting to eduraom can be completed in five easy steps:

  1. Go to Wi-Fi settings on your device
  2. Select eduroam from the list of wireless netwroks
  3. It will ask you to enter your University username followed by @derby.ac.uk. For example: 123456@derby.ac.uk
  4. Enter your University password
  5. Accept certificate if prompted

That's it! You should now be connected to eduroam and be free to use the Wi-Fi around the campus. You will need to repeat these steps if you change your password.

Extra information

If you experience any problems connecting your device, try downloading the Configuration Assistance Tool. It will detect what device and operating system you are running and put some additional settings on your phone.  See below for more information on the CAT files.

Getting your device ready for eduroam (CAT files)

For the most reliable wireless connection, we recommend that you install a special eduroam setup file, known as a CAT file, on your device. The CAT file will make all the changes your device needs to connect to the eduroam service at Derby.

You can install the CAT file before you arrive at university, so that you are ready to use wireless from day one.

Download the CAT file for your device from the eduroam website.

Follow the instructions and remember to include @derby.ac.uk in your eduroam username.  For example, if your university username is 123456, your eduroam username will be 123456@derby.ac.uk

If you have problems connecting to eduroam after downloading the CAT file, please contact the IT Service Centre by either one of the following methods:

E: itservicecentre@derby.ac.uk 
T: +44 (0)1332 591234 (internal 1234)
Online: IT Service Centre