Nokia N97 (Symbian OS) Instructions


How to connect a Symbian based Nokia phone to the Eduroam service

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.

These instructions have been created on and for Symbian v5 running on the N97, however they will work for other Symbian v5 devices such as the N5800 and Sony Ericsson Satio, they are also suitable for Symbian v3 devices such as N71 and N95. The main difference between devices and the Symbian OS version is how you initially navigate to the wireless connection settings.


Install Certificate

Download the certificate to your phone by clicking on this link: Swansea University Root Certificate (DER), or transfer the file using file transfer and click to open it.
You should be prompted to save the certificate.
If the certificate fails, your nokia may require a different format. Please try Swansea University Root Certificate (CER)
Click on Save. You may be warned that the certificate may not be secure; click on Save again.
Give the certificate a label (e.g. SwanseaUniRootCA) and click OK.
When prompted for certificate uses, select Internet. Click OK.

Connect to the eduroam network


Select eduroam from the list of available wireless networks by going to Menu -> Tools -> Settings -> Connection -> Access Points
If it is not already there it can be added: Options -> New Access Point. Set the Data Bearer to public .

Security Settings:

WLAN security mode: WPA/WPA2

Click options, then advanced options and enter the proxy, address:wwwcache.swan.ac.uk port:3128


WPA/WPA2 mode: EAP
EAP Plug-in settings: EAP-PEAP (make sure you have deselected all the other options).



For PEAP, select the Authority Certificate you installed earlier. (Swansea University, not GTE as per picture)
Set realm to user-defined
Set username to user-defined and enter your normal username with '@swansea.ac.uk' appended, e.g. '123456@swansea.ac.uk'
Now, either scroll right or on a touch-sensitive Smartphone press the right arrow in the top right corner of the menu
EAP-MSCHAPv2 (make sure you have deselected all the other options)
Enter your normal username with '@swansea.ac.uk' appended, e.g. '123456@swansea.ac.uk', and your normal network password.