Windows 8 / 8.1 / RT Settings

Tip: You can access this site from on campus, including from a dedicated network for performing initial configuration of devices to connect to the University Wi-Fi. To connect to this special network, choose network name / SSID 'UoR-Setup' and enter network key 'ConnectMe' when prompted.

This page explains how to connect a device running Windows 8 to eduroam. Separate instructions are available for Windows Vista / 7 and Windows XP systems.

Configure Wi-Fi settings

  1. Click on / tap the network connections tray icon.
  2. Ensure Wi-Fi is set to On.
  3. Select eduroam from the list of networks.
  4. Enter your University username with added on the end (e.g.
    Windows 8 login
  5. Carefully enter your University password.
  6. Check and accept the server certificate, making sure the server name shown is
    Windows 8 certificate
  7. Click / tap Connect.
  8. Your device should now connect to eduroam.


If you cannot connect, check that:

  • You are at a location with good signal strength.
  • You have remembered to add to the end of your username.
  • You are typing your University password correctly.

These settings will only work if you have a University of Reading username - if you are from a different organisation, you will need to refer to your home organisation for the correct instructions.

If you require further assistance, please contact the IT service desk.