Eduroam Mac OSX Instructions

How to connect your MAC to Eduroam

The wireless service enables members of the University to connect to the University network and the Internet using their own computers and devices at various locations around the University and Halls of residence. This guide contains instructions to connect a computer to the eduroam wireless service.

Step 1 - Configure Eduroam

The first thing you need to do is configure the Eduroam connection. To do this follow these steps:

1. Click on the Wireless icon and then select 'Open Network Preferences'.

2. Now ensure you have selected 'AirPort' from the left hand icons and then click on the 'Location' drop down menu and select 'Edit Locations'.

3. Now click on the '+' icon and and enter the location name of 'Swansea University'.
4. Now click 'Done'.

5. Now ensure the 'AirPort' is turned ON and then click on 'Advanced...'.

6. Now click on the '+' button while on the 'AirPort' tab.

7. A window will appear which requires you to enter the 'Network Name'. Enter eduroam as the network name.
8. Click on the 'Security' drop down menu and select 'WPA Enterprise'.
9. Enter your Username. This is your email address is the format of
10. Enter your Password. This is your university email password.

11. Now click 'Add'.

12. Now click on the '802.1X' tab.
13. Click on the '+' and then select 'Add User Profile'.

14. Enter your student number for the name of the profile, e.g 123456 or the first part of your staff email e.g t.a.surname.
15. Now enter the 'User Name', which is your email address.
16. Enter your 'Password'.
17. Click on the 'Wireless Network' drop down menu and select 'eduroam'.
18. Deselect the TTLS option from the 'Authentication' list and ensure that only 'PEAP' is ticked and selected.

19. Now click on the 'Configure...' button and enter a 'Outer Identity' of your email address e.g. Click ok.

20. Now click on the 'Proxies' tab.
21. On the drop down menu for 'Configure Proxies' select 'Using a PAC file'.
22. For the 'PAC File URL' enter ''.

23. Now click the 'OK' button.
24. Now click 'Apply' button.
25. A window will appear asking for your username and password. Enter your email logon details as your username and password.

26. A window will now appear asking you to verify the Certificate. Click on 'Show Certificate'.

27. Now ensure that the 'Always trust ""' tick box is ticked

28. Now click 'Continue'.
29. The 'Status' text should now change to 'Authenticating' and then finally 'Authenticated'. This means you are now connected.

Step 2 - Configure Firefox

If you use firefox, you will need to configure it in order to access external web pages.

1. Run Firefox.
2. From the File drop down menu select Preferences...
3. In the Options panel click the 'Advanced' icon/tab.
4. Select the 'Network' tab.
5. Click the 'Settings...' button.
6. Tick the Auto-Detect Proxy Settings for this network button.
7. Choose OK and then in the Options panel choose OK again to finish
8. Close and restart the browser.