eduroam (JANET Roaming)
Eduroam is a service available in most universities,
FE colleges and research organisations in the UK, and in many other
countries. It is provided in all University of Wolverhampton
For staff and students of this University you can
use eduroam here
to get secure, encrypted wireless access to the Internet. At
another particpating organisation you can use your University
username and password to get Internet access using their wireless
network. The level of network access a visitor has is set by the
host institution and may vary from one institution to the next, but
most Internet services available at Wolverhampton should be
provided. More information about the eduroam service
can be found at the
Setting up your device to use eduroam
See the eduroam setup page for information about
Information for University Staff and Students visiting other
- If you haven't used this computer or mobile device
with eduroam before, it is advisable to set
it up before you go to the site offering access.
- When you visit another institution, you should be able to use
any web based University facility that you can use from home, e.g.
WOLF, OWA and WebDrive. Please note that the institution you are
visiting may place some restrictions on what you can access, so
check their website for details of what's available.
- Sites which offer network access under JANET Roaming do not
make any commitments regarding security. You should treat such a
network like any other Internet hotspot, and make sure that you
have anti-virus and personal firewall software.
- There's more information and a detailed checklist of what to do
before you go on the JANET eduroam website
Information for staff and students visiting from elsewhere
The University provides a Tier 2 wireless service using the
SSID eduroam. Both
WPA and WPA2 are available; WEP is not available. We do not use NAT
(address translation) on this service - any address you get will be
a public IPv4 one (we do not offer IPv6). We block a few outgoing
- TCP 25 (SMTP - but you can send messages using authenticated
connections on ports 465 and 587)
- TCP 512-518 (UNIX remote access)
- TCP and UDP 135-139 (NetBIOS)
- TCP 593 (RPC over HTTP)
- TCP and UDP 445 (SMB)
- UDP 1434 (MS-SQL)
We do not block any incoming ports. Please ensure you have an
Acceptable Use Policy and Conditions of Use
Anyone using eduroam must
comply with the JANET eduroam Policy
and with the Conditions of Use in force at the visited
institution. Where the policies and regulations differ the
most restrictive applies.
All support queries should be directed to your home institution.
University staff and students should therefore contact the IT
Service Desk on 01902 322000.