Important changes to the campus WiFi networks

Making it easier for you to connect to the campus WiFi

Edgbaston currently has two campus WiFi networks. These are eduroama fast and reliable global WiFi network developed specifically for the global research and education community, and the old UoBWiFi network.

Eduroam is the University's preferred network for the benefits it offers students and staff. Once you are signed into eduroam with your University of Birmingham email address and password you can automatically get seamless internet access at thousands of other institutiions around the world.

We are streamlining services by improving the way you access eduroam and removing the old UoBWiFi network.

What’s happening

You can now sign in to the eduroam network using your University email address instead of your username. Please start signing in with your email address now, because from Monday, 2 August 2021 you will no longer be able to sign in to the eduroam network with your username.

On Thursday, 1 July 2021 we will switch off the old UoBWiFi wireless network. If you still use UoBWiFi to connect to the campus WiFi on your mobile, tablet or personal laptop, please make the switch to the eduroam network as soon as you can.

What do I need to?

  • If you currently connect to UoBWiFi on any laptop, mobile, tablet etc, please switch to eduroam before Thursday 1 July.
  • If you currently use eduroam but sign in with your University username, please ‘forget this network’ on your device(s) and sign in again with your University email address.
  • For the best on-campus experience with a University managed laptop, signing in to that laptop with your email address will now automatically provide you with access to eduroam as well as other University services including the intranet, Microsoft 365 (including Teams), Canvas, and Core Systems.
  • University managed laptop users please note that whilst you can continue signing in to the laptop with your University username, after 2 August, you will need to log in to the eduroam network separately with your email address.

Further help

You can find further help and guidance on how to connect to eduroam in our IT Knowledge Base article KB10370.

If you have any issues connecting to the eduroam wireless network then please contact the IT Service Desk.

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