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Eduroam Network at the UC

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Eduroam (Educational Roaming) is an international project aimed at creating a single WiFi space, allowing wireless Internet access easily while staying at an institution associated with the project. Having started in Europe, it was developed for the international research and education community and many universities and public institutions, including the University of Cantabria, have joined.

An UNICAN user (student,faculty or staff) who stays at an institution member of  Eduroam (an Eduroam participant), can connect to the wireless network of  that institution using the credentials (username/password) of the University of Cantabria.
In the same way, anyone coming from an Eduroam participant, can access the WiFi service offered by our university with his/her own credentials from his/her home university.
The list of institutions member of this project is available at:

The eduroam network at the University of Cantabria is the network that must be used with smartphones and tablets as such devices usually don't support the UNICAN-i network. 

How to connect to EDUROAM? 

Users from other institutions who come to the University of Cantabria 

The wireless network at the University of Cantabria uses the SSID eduroam. On the same network WPA / TKIP and WPA2/AES encryption can be used simultaneously.
Before coming to the UC, we recommend checking at your home university that you get access by 802.1X to the eduroam network of your organization.
User from UNICAN who move to another institution 
The way of connecting to eduroam is virtually the same at all institutions, so if it works at a university should work everywhere.

Important: The best way to make sure that we will be able to connect to eduroam in another institution is to test it beforehand at the UC.

If it works at the UC  when we go to another institution it could work right away or in a worst case scenario we would need to do some small changes with the type of encryption. This details for the institution where we are located, are available at

The data required to configure the wireless connection to EDUROAM within the University of Cantabria is the following:
SSID​ Encryption​ 802.1x Authentication
Faculty, Staff & Students​ ​eduroam ​WPA/TKIP or WPA2/AES ​PEAP-MSCHAPv2

To configure eduroam we recomend using eduroam CAT (Configuration Assistant Tool). You can download it for your device from

Remenber that you must chose the configuration for your home university, not for the University of Cantabria (unless your are using Unican credentials), even if you are in Cantabria.
For Android we recomend using an app called GetEduroam instead of CatEduroam,. You can find it  here​ or searching for it in Google Play.​
Manual configuration:

Configuration details according to the operating system: