Wi-Fi and network

How to connect to eduroam, the Goldsmiths campus network.

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Wi-Fi usernames are in this format:

Wi-Fi for Visitors

Guest Wi-Fi access is available for visitors to Goldsmiths


  1. Tap Settings > Wi-Fi
  2. Choose eduroam from the list of available networks
  3. Enter the following settings:
    • Under EAP Method select PEAP
    • Under Phase 2 Authentication select MSCHAPV2
    • Under Identity enter username@campus.goldsmiths.ac.uk
    • Under "CA Certificate"  "Use system certificates" then under online certificate status select  "Don't validate"
    • Under "Domain" type  "gold.ac.uk".
    • Under Anonymous Identity enter anonymous@gold.ac.uk (this is not compulsory, but some newer Android versions require it, so it’s good practice to enter it)
    • Under Password enter your campus password
  4. Tap on Connect.


  1. Tap on Settings > Wi-Fi
  2. Select eduroam from the list of available networks
  3. In the username field enter your username@campus.goldsmiths.ac.uk 
  4. In the password field enter your campus password
  5. Tap on Join
  6. Tap on Trust to accept the certificate

  1. Go to Settings (from your application list)
  2. Select Network & Wireless > Wi-Fi
  3. Select eduroam from the list of available networks
  4. Enter your username@campus.goldsmiths.ac.uk 
  5. Accept the security certificate and you should be connected

Laptops and Desktops

  • Click on your Wi-Fi icon to bring up the list of Wi-Fi networks available and select eduroam
  • You will be prompted to provide your username and password. Your username should be in the format username@campus.goldsmiths.ac.uk. Then insert your password (the same you use for your emails or VLE)
  • You might get a security prompt like the following:

eduroam security prompt Windows 

           If you do, please click on Connect.

  • Click on the Wi-Fi icon and select Eduroam from the drop-down list
  • You will be prompted to provide your username and password. Your username should be in the format username@campus.goldsmiths.ac.uk. Then insert your password (the same you use for your emails or VLE)
  • You might get a security prompt like the following:

Certificate pop up Mac

            If you do, click on Continue.

  • Click the Network icon in the System Tray and select eduroam
  • In the dialogue box set Wireless Security to WPA & WPA2 Enterprise
  • Set Authentication to Protected EAP (PEAP)
  • Ensure Anonymous Identity is left blank
  • Set CA Certificate to (None)
  • Set PEAP Version to Automatic
  • Set Inner Authentication to MSCHAPv2
  • Provide your username in the format username@campus.goldsmiths.ac.uk and password, then click the Connect button.
  • In the new dialogue box, click the Don't warn me again check box, then click Ignore

  •     Choose eduroam in the list of available wireless networks
  •     Select Configure at the bottom of the list, then
    • Under EAP method dropdown menu select PEAP
    • Under Phase 2 authentication select from the dropdown MSCHAPv2
    • In the Identity field enter your username@campus.goldsmiths.ac.uk 
    • In the Password field enter your password
    • Leave Anonymous identity empty
    • Tick the Save identity and password option and click the Connect button
  • Click Continue button when prompted. 

If you live in our campus Halls of Residence and you have devices that work over network (i.e. gaming consoles, smartTVs, etc) you need to check beforehand if your device is compatible with WPA2 Enterprise authentication.

If not, you won't be able to use the device over our WiFi. Some gaming consoles (i.e. XBOX or PlayStation) can work over ethernet, however, you would need to request to have the device whitelisted.

To have your device whitelisted raise a ticket using Hornbill with the following information:

  • Wired and Wireless MAC address of your device
  • Location of the device (Hall name, room number, etc.)
  • Your mobile number

Please note not all devices can be whitelisted. Requests to whitelist a device might take a few weeks to be actioned.

Wired Connection

If you live in Goldsmiths-managed halls of residence, you can connect your computer to our wired network. To do so you must have an ethernet cable and your computer must have an ethernet port (or ethernet adaptor).

To connect your Windows machine, plug the ethernet cable into the network port in your room and into your machine. 

From the list of available network select goldsmiths.ac.ukyou will be prompted for credentials. Please insert your username@campus.goldsmiths.ac.uk and your college password. 

If this doesn't connect you automatically, it means you need to enable 802.1x authentication for WLAN: 

  • Click on your Start button and type in the search bar services.msc then press enter (you might be prompted for an administrator password to proceed with this
  • Scroll down until you find Wired AutoConfig, right-click on it and select Start
  • If you are not prompted for your credentials, restart the Wired AutoConfig service again for the Windows security dialogue box
  • You can now try again to connect following the instructions above

  1. Open System Preferences from the Applications folder (Finder) or press on your keyboard cmd ­+ Space Bar to open Spotlight and type System Preferences, then press enter
  2. Click on the Network icon to open your network settings panel
  3. Select your Ethernet port from the list on the left of the screen (it could be labelled Built-in Ethernet, Thunderbolt Ethernet or USB Ethernet). Plug the Ethernet cable into the Mac and into the network socket and verify that the red light changes to amber or green. If it stays red, try a different Ethernet cable
  4. You should soon be prompted for your username and password, enter your username in the format username@campus.goldsmiths.ac.uk eg. jblog001@campus.goldsmiths.ac.uk and your campus password (the same you use for your emails and VLE)
  5. Press OKYou should now have a green light next to the Ethernet in the list on the left, and should be successfully connected
  6. If you are not prompted for a username and password, with the Ethernet still selected, press the Advanced button at the bottom right of the panel and select the 1x tab. Verify that the option Enable Automatic Connection (on the bottom left) is ticked
  7. Wait another 30 seconds and verify that you are prompted for a username and password. Fill out your details as per step 4 and when the light is green you will be connected