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Connect your mobile device to the University wireless network

The University of St Andrews data network can be accessed from compatible wireless-enabled devices by way of eduroam. eduroam (EDUcation ROAMing) is the roaming infrastructure used by the international research and education community. More information on the eduroam services is available from the eduroam web site.

Being part of eduroam allows users to access a wireless network at a participating visited institution simply using the same credentials (for instance, username and password) the users would use if they were at their home institution.

Examples of compatible devices

  • Windows laptops and MacBooks
  • Apple iPhone or iPad
  • Android OS smartphones (Android 2.1 or later)
  • Some Windows Mobile devices *

* N.B. Smartphones running Windows Phone 8 WILL NOT work currently with our Eduroam service because they do not support the required encryption protocol.

How to get connected

  • Enable your smartphone's wireless capability
  • Connect to the uos-connect wi-fi access point
  • Open a browser on your smartphone and enter any web URL - you will be redirected automatically to a University wireless network landing page at
  • Click the link to eduroam
  • Log in with your St Andrews user details (username and email password). This will start the eduroam certificate and profile installation
  • Follow the on-screen instructions.  When prompted to enter your username during the Eduroam installation use your St Andrews username (eg abc123).

Quick guides for connecting to eduroam

Further information is available from the IT Service Desk.

If you change your University user account password

  • Android devices will prompt you for your new password when you attempt to connect to eduroam

  • If you use an Apple device you must remove the current eduroam profile then reinstall it using your new password.

    • Go to Settings > General > Profiles
    • Highlight the eduroam profile and click Remove
    • Reinstall the eduroam profile as described above.