How To… | Wi-Fi Access

The University provides free unlimited Wi-Fi across campus and in the student halls.

1. To get started, go to the Wi-Fi settings on your device and select the “eduroam” network.

2. Next, enter your username in the following format:

Staff

Jbloggs@lincoln.ac.uk
(where “jbloggs” is your username”)

Students

01234567@students.lincoln.ac.uk
(where “01234567” is your student ID)

3. Enter your password. If your device asks you to trust the network, allow this. If you are using an older device, we may have to install some security certificates for you.

Once the device has connected, it will automatically log in to the network whenever you are on campus.

Please note: For Android devices, ensure the following are selected in their relevant drop-down menus:

  • EAP Method – PEAP
  • Phase-2 authentication – MSCHAPV2
  • Certificate – Do not validate
  • Domain – Leave blank
  • Anonymous Identity – Leave blank

Apple iPhone/iPad users may be faced with a certificate error saying the certificate is “not trusted”, when connecting to Eduroam on campus.

The screenshots below show what this will look like. If the certificate details that you are faced with match those below then you should press the “Trust” button in the top right to accept this certificate to use the Eduroam wireless network.

Screenshot of an iPhone certificate screen. "aaa.lincoln.ac.uk" is listed as "Not Trusted" Screenshot of iPhone Certificate Details Screen. Subject name fields are listed as follows: Country or Region - GB, State/Province - Lincolnshire, Locality - Lincoln, Organisation - University of Lincoln, Organisational Unit - ICT, Common Name - aaa.lincoln.ac.uk. Issuer Name fields are listed as follows: Country or Region - BM, Organisation - QuoVadis Limited, Common Name - QuoVadis Global SSL ICA G3.

 

Visitors/Guests

If you are a visitor or self-registered guest, please follow the steps below to connect to our Visitor Wi-Fi access point.

Select the wireless network “UoL – Visitor”, a browser window will automatically open which instantly redirects to a University of Lincoln landing page.
Note: If for any reason the browser window does not automatically appear, manually open a browser and browse to any website, the redirection to uolvisitor.lincoln.ac.uk should then occur automatically.

Creating an account

1. On the main portal page, click on “Create an account” at the bottom of the page.

2. The “Create account” page will appear.

3. Fill in the required fields (First name, Last name and Email address) and (optionally) provide a phone number. Please ensure you supply a valid email address.

4. Read through the acceptable use policy and tick the box “I agree to the terms and conditions” if you are happy to proceed.

5. Click the “Register” button to continue.

6. The details for your newly created account are shown.

7. Click on the “email me” button to be emailed a copy of the credentials to the email address you provided, this will contain your password.

8. Check for the email on your phone. Please ensure you have mobile data switched on for this. It can be turned off again once you receive the login details.

9. Back on the main portal page, log in with your new account.

10. On successful login, you are redirected to the University of Lincoln homepage and now have internet access.

11. Some users of older mobile devices may need to turn off their Wi-Fi to enable receipt of email via your data network (e.g. 4G), once email received turn Wi-Fi back on to access UoL – Visitor.

If you have no way to receive the confirmation email, please visit the nearest reception. They will be able to provide you with your account details through the allocated visitor Wi-Fi accountable or via ICT Services.