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Eduroam wifi in the city centre

Posted on 24 March 2015

We are pleased to announce that the eduroam wifi network is now available in York city centre.

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Not only does this allow staff and students at the University to connect to wifi for free, but as eduroam is a global network, it is also available to York's many visitors from other educational institutions worldwide.

If a device has already been set up on eduroam, it should connect automatically when close to wifi hotspots in York's city centre.

It is the first phase of a project that will eventually see the City of York Council's free wifi scheme extended to the University of York campus. This will enable non-University members to connect to a free wifi network when visiting the campus.

The University's Vice-Chancellor, Professor Koen Lamberts, said:

"This is a fantastic development and demonstrates how we can achieve great benefits for both York and the University by working in partnership with the Council. We look forward to collaborating further in the near future."

For more information on connecting to the network, please see:

Please note: the network in the centre of York is not an extension of the University's wifi network. Systems and resources that are only available on campus will not be accessible for security reasons. However, the VPN or VDS services can be used to access the University network and resources off campus.