About eduroam

eduroam is a secure wireless network available worldwide which has been developed for the international research and education community. AECC University College is a participating member of eduroam which means staff and students can connect to eduroam on campus and at participating locations around the world using their AECC email address and password. Visitors from other participating organisations can also connect using their organisations credentials whilst at the AECC University College.

Connecting to eduroam

There are several ways to connect your device to eduroam. The easiest is to use the geteduroam Companion app which will setup the eduroam connection for you. Alternatively you can configure it using the eduroam CAT website or manually on your device.

Using the geteduroam Companion App

You can download the geteduroam Companion app using the links on the geteduroam.app website or use the links below:   

Android (Google Play store)
iPhone/iPad (Apple Store)
Windows (direct download from https://www.geteduroam.app/)

  • Open the geteduroam app
  • Under Institution type: aecc
  • Select: AECC University College
  • Select: Next
  • Enter your AECC email address in full e.g. <username>@aecc.ac.uk
  • Enter your <current password>
  • Select: Connect To Network
  • Select: Ok


Using the eduram CAT website
  • You can download the config files from the eduroam CAT site
  • Browse to: https://cat.eduroam.org/
  • Click on "Click here to download your eduroam installer"
  • Select AECC University College

The website will try and detect your current device type and present the appropriate installer

  • Review installation guidance by clicking on the button with an "i" on it
  • Click the eduroam button to download the installer/config and follow the installation guidance

If you wish to download an installer for a different OS then click on the "Choose another installer to download" link and choose your OS.

Manual setup

You can setup the connection manually on your device.  Common guides are below:

Apple IOS
  • Open Settings > wifi
  • Tap on Other...
  • Enter name as: eduroam
  • Change the Security to: WPA2 Enterprise
  • Enter your AECC email address in full e.g. <username>@aecc.ac.uk
  • Enter your <current password>
  • Trust the certificate warning for the GEANT issued certificate for orps.aecc.ac.uk
  • Tap Join


Apple macOS
  • In the top bar click the wireless icon (This is typically found in the top right near the clock)
  • Click Join Other Network
  • In the new dialog box next to Network Name type: eduroam
  • For the security type, select WPA2 Enterprise
  • Next to Username enter your AECC email address in full e.g. <username>@aecc.ac.uk
  • Next to password type your <current password>
  • Check Remember this Network
  • Click Join
  • In the Verify Certificate message box click show certificate
  • Confirm that the box next to Always trust orps.aecc.ac.uk is checked
  • Click Continue
  • Type your computer password in the new message box
  • Click Update Settings to make changes to the Certificate Trust Settings
  • Wait while the computer connects


  • Connect to eduroam wifi
  • EAP method = PEAP
  • Phase 2 authentication = MSCHAPV2
  • CA certificate = use system certificates
  • Online certificate status = request certificate status
  • domain = aecc.ac.uk
  • identity = enter your AECC email address in full e.g. <username>@aecc.ac.uk
  • anonymous identity = <blank>
  • password = <current password>


Microsoft Windows
  • Click on Start > Settings > Network & Internet
  • Click on WiFi
  • Click on Manage Known networks
  • Click on Add a new network
  • Change the Network name to: eduroam
  • Change the security type to WPA2-Enterprise AES
  • Change the EAP method to : Protected EAP (PEAP)
  • Change the Authentication method to: Secured password (EAP-MSCHAP v2)
  • Click Save
  • Connect to eduroam and enter your credentials.  Use your AECC email address in full e.g. <username>@aecc.ac.uk


Please remove the eduroam profile from your devices when your time at AECC has come to an end


Service Status

You can check the current service status by browsing to the eduroam UK management portal and under 'Search eduroam UK members enter 'AECC University College'. The service status can then be found at the bottom right of the page. 


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eduroam(UK) Policy


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