Eduroam – Connect macOS

These instructions explain how to connect macOS 10.11, 10.12 and 10.13 (El Capitan, Sierra and High Sierra) to the eduroam wireless network.
If you are using an older version of macOS (e.g. Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion, Mavericks or Yosemite), you need to upgrade your operating system to one that is supported by Apple.



Step 1

  1. Connect to the Bristol-WiFi-Setup network. You may be presented with a window like the one shown above.
  2. Close the window by clicking on the Cancel button in the bottom right hand corner.
  3. Open another web browser (i.e. Safari, Chrome or Firefox).
  4. Browse to http://www.wireless.bris.ac.uk/eduroam/macos

Step 2

Once you’ve opened the above page, you can continue to set up your eduroam connection as follows:

  1. Click here to download the eduroam settings profile. If the profile does not open automatically, you will need to browse to your Downloads folder, then double click on the saved file to open it. The file will be called eduroam-OS_X-UoB-eduroam.mobileconfig.
  2. Click Continue when asked: Install “University of Bristol Eduroam settings”?
  3. Click Continue when asked “Are you sure you want to install profile “University of Bristol Eduroam settings”?”
  4. You will be asked to “Enter settings for the enterprise network “eduroam””. Enter your details as follows:
    • Username: Your University username followed by @bristol.ac.uk (i.e. ab12345@bristol.ac.uk)
    • Password: Your University password
    • Click Install.
  5. You will be asked to “Enter settings for the enterprise network “UoB wired network””. Enter your details as follows:
    • System Username: Your University username followed by @bristol.ac.uk (i.e. ab12345@bristol.ac.uk)
    • System Password: Your University password
    • Click Install.
  6. You will be notified that Profiles/MDM wants to make changes. Enter the password for your Mac user account to allow this. If you are unsure, this will likely be the password you use to login to your Mac.
  7. The “University of Bristol Eduroam settings” profile should now be listed in the Profiles window. You can close this window.
  8. If your Mac does not automatically connect to eduroam, you should select this network from the list of available Wi-Fi networks. Click the Wi-Fi icon in the Menu Bar and select “eduroam” from the list. The Wi-Fi icon can be found near the top right of the screen, to the left of the clock.
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2a04:b2c2:80a:a800:f0b5:23b:358f:9052 at 16:21, 21 Nov 18