Connect Windows 8 / 8.1

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.

These instructions explain how to connect a Windows 8 computer to the eduroam wireless network. Some tablets use "Windows 8 RT", if you wish to connect this type device (with an ARM processor), you should follow these instructions instead.

Important: If you have previously used our "easy installer" to configure your system to connect to eduroam, you must remove it and delete your eduroam network profile before continuing.

  1. Download and run the Windows 8 setup wizard.
    You may be prompted to accept a number of changes to your system, it is important to allow all these changes to be made.
  2. As part of the installation, you will be asked for a username and password:

    Installation window

    Your username is your University username with @reading.ac.uk on the end (e.g. ab123456@reading.ac.uk).
    The password is your University password.
  3. Once installation has completed, choose eduroam from the list of Wi-Fi networks on your computer.

Troubleshooting

If you cannot connect, check that:

  • The wireless functionality in your computer is enabled.
  • You are at a location with good signal strength.
  • You have remembered to add @reading.ac.uk to the end of your username.
  • You are typing your University password correctly.
  • You have installed all available driver updates for your Wi-Fi adapter and all applicable Windows Updates.

These instructions 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.

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