Windows Phone 8 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 Phone 8 to eduroam. Separate instructions are available for Windows Phone 7 and Windows Mobile / CE devices.

Configure Wi-Fi settings

  1. From the home screen, swipe to the Settings menu.
  2. Choose Wi-Fi and ensure Wi-Fi networking is set to On.
  3. Select eduroam from the list of networks.
  4. Enter your University username with added on the end (e.g.
  5. Carefully enter your University password.
  6. Set Validate server certificate to On.
  7. Choose AddTrust External CA Root from the list.
  8. Choose Done.
  9. 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.