eduroam connection instructions

eduroam (education roaming) is the secure, world-wide roaming access service developed for the international research and education community, and it's widely available across Rhodes University's campus, as well as at many other institutions in South Africa or around the world.

  • If you're a Rhodes University student or staff member, you can connect your phone, tablet or PC to eduroam by downloading geteduroam or eduroam CAT from the links below.  They will configure your device to connect to the network correctly, allowing your device to connect automatically whenever it's in range.
  • If you're visiting Rhodes University from another organisation that participates in eduroam, you're welcome to use our eduroam service.  If your device isn't already configured, please ask your home institution's IT services for instructions to connect.
AndroidAndroid 7 or olderWindows, Apple, Linux

Download geteduroam

Get it on Google Play

Download eduroam CAT

Get it on Google Play

Download eduroam CAT

Using geteduroam

  • Start geteduroam
  • Underneath Institution, type Rhodes University.  Select Rhodes University from the list of institutions.  Tap Next.
  • Enter your username and password.  For students, your username will be of the in the format g00a1234; for staff, s0100234.  @wf.ru.ac.za will be added automatically.
  • Tap Connect to network.  You should see a message which reads "Wi-Fi is now configured on your device."

Using eduroam CAT

Android 7 or older
  • Start eduroam CAT and tap the Profiles tab.
  • Select Manual Search and type Rhodes University.  Select Rhodes University from the list and install the profile.  You may need to grant the app permission to save files.
  • Tap the Install tab.
  • Enter your username and password.  For students, your username will be of the in the format g00a1234@wf.ru.ac.za; for staff, s0100234@wf.ru.ac.za or exml001@wf.ru.ac.za.  Please check that there are no spaces at the end of the username.
  • Tap the Install button.
Windows 10
  • Run the downloaded installer.
  • Enter your username and password.  For students, your username will be in the format g00a1234@wf.ru.ac.za; for staff, s0100234@wf.ru.ac.za or exml001@wf.ru.ac.za.
  • Click the Install button.

Manual setup instructions

If you don't have mobile Internet access on your device to download eduroam CAT, you can configure the settings manually as follows.

Android
  • Find the Settings menu
  • Ensure Wi-Fi is turned on, and select it to edit Wi-Fi settings
  • Tap Add network
  • Enter these settings:
    • Network name (SSID): eduroam
    • Security: 802.1x EAP
    • EAP method: PEAP
    • Phase-2 authentication: MSCHAPV2
    • CA certificate: Use system certificates
    • Domain: register.ru.ac.za
    • Identity: for students, in the format g00a1234@wf.ru.ac.za; for staff s0100234@wf.ru.ac.za or exml001@wf.ru.ac.za.  Please check that there are no spaces at the end of the username.
    • Anonymous identity: anonymous@ru.ac.za
    • Password: your Rhodes password
  • Tap Save
Windows 10
  • Click the Wi-Fi icon in the lower right of the screen.
  • Select eduroam from the list of Wi-Fi networks and click Connect.
  • Enter your username and password, then click OK.  For students, your username will be in the format g00a1234@wf.ru.ac.za; for staff, s0100234@wf.ru.ac.za or exml001@wf.ru.ac.za.
  • When asked if you want to continue connecting, click Show certificate details.
  • Check that the Server thumbprint is:
    • 24 88 E8 C9 12 49 DC 95 D0 B0 20 A0 CF C8 27 7A 42 31 BB A9
  • If it matches, click Connect.
  • If it does not match, do not connect.  Click Cancel and notify the I&TS Division.
Apple iPhone/iPad
  • Open Settings from the home screen.
  • Tap Wi-Fi then select eduroam.
  • Enter your username and password, then tap Join.  For students, your username will be in the format g00a1234@wf.ru.ac.za; for staff, s0100234@wf.ru.ac.za or exml001@wf.ru.ac.za.
  • When asked to accept the certificate, tap View Certificate Details then More Details.  Check that the certificate was issued by DigiCert and that the serial number is 
    • 08 D5 8E 49 9E FB B5 21 C5 7D 4E 30 F7 4E D5 FD
  • If it matches, tap < Certificate then Accept Certificate.
  • If it does not match, it is not safe to connect.  Cancel and notify the I&TS Division.

Last Modified: Thu, 25 Feb 2021 14:36:58 SAST