Information Services

University users visiting other institutions

The JANET Roaming Service (eduroam) enables you to visit another participating institution and gain access to the Internet without having to register for another username and password.


As a guest you will normally be given access to the Internet only, and will not have access to that institution's local facilities such as applications, printing, etc. The level of access will vary between institutions.


  • You must be an active (non-alumni) member of the University of Edinburgh, registered for WiFi here.
  • The institution you are visiting must be a member of the JANET Roaming Service (eduroam).

Before you go

Before you visit another institution, make sure you configure your device to work with the eduroam WiFi network within the University.

If your device can successfully connect to eduroam within the University you should not need to make any changes to use your device at any other institution which supports eduroam.

Follow the instructions below to configure eduroam on your device:

Configuring WiFi


When you get there

When configured correctly your WiFi device should work at any institution which supports the eduroam service. You should also:

  • Check the institution's own eduroam documentation. The services available to you may differ from those available at the University of Edinburgh.
  • Check the institution's Acceptable Use Policy (AUP).
  • Consider using the University VPN service. If the institution you are visiting allows the use of VPN you may wish to use this service to connect back to the University of Edinburgh network. This will further secure your traffic and allow access to local Edinburgh facilities such as shared drives.