Cardiff University Wireless Network
The Cardiff University Wireless Network is available free to staff, students and invited guests and offers a flexible way to access online resources from wireless hotspots across the University campuses using a laptop or PDA.
There are three wireless services available; CU-WiFi, eduroam and CU-Guest-WiFi. eduroam is the preferred wireless service because it is securely encrypted.
CU-Guest-WiFi enables invited guests to access the Internet (via HTTP or HTTPS only)
Which service should I use?
The most appropriate service for you depends largely on your role within the University but it can also depend on the device you are using. The following table is a guide dependant on your role but please note that some devices may require you to opt for one of the other services to which you are entitled.
|Cardiff University Staff||YES||YES||NO|
|Cardiff University Students||YES||YES||NO|
|Sponsored Academic Visitors*||NO||YES **||YES|
|Sponsored Non-Academic Visitors*||NO||NO||YES|
|Conference Visitor||Conference Type||CU-WiFi||Eduroam||CU-Guest-WiFi|
|Academic Visitor*||Any||NO||YES **||YES|
* Guest wireless accounts are only appropriate for users requiring access for less than 7 days. If you need access for longer than 7 days, please contact your local computing representative or conference organiser.
- How to register (Not required for CU-Guest-WiFi)
- How to connect
- Wireless Locations and Areas
- CU-WiFi and eduroam
- CU Guest-WiFi
Help and advice
For help in using the wireless network take a look at the wireless Frequently Asked Questions
If you can't find the answer here, please contact insrvConnect, the Information Services IT Service Desk.