Wi-Fi and wired internet
Stay connected wherever you are across our UNNC campus.
- the wired network
- the wireless network
- the residence network
- reporting faults
The wired network
You are never far away from Internet access in UNNC . The University network provides access to PC services, the network has been designed to cope with a high throughput so is able to cope with very complex needs. You can use the wired network in computer rooms.
The wireless network-eduroam
The wireless service network for staff and students at the University is Eduroam.
eduroam (education roaming) is an international roaming service for users in research, higher education and further education. It provides researchers, teachers and students easy and secure network access when visiting an institution other than their own. Authentication of users is performed by their home institution, using the same credentials as when they access the network locally, while authorization to access the Internet and possibly other resources is handled by the visited institution. Users do not have to pay for using eduroam.
Eduroam in UNNC
The eduroam network allows staff, students and researchers visiting participating institutions to access local wireless facilities. The wireless network signal covers all areas of Trent, PB, TB, PMB, Auditoriums, DB, Sports Center, CSET and lawn field between Trent & PB.
To connect to the eduroam service whilst at The University of Nottingham, please ensure that your device has been set up correctly before your visit.
You may need to enter your username and password in order to connect to the eduroam service if these credentials are not already cached on your device.
How to connect eduroam?
- If you have previously studied or worked at another university, please delete any old eduroam settings from your device.
- Go to Wi-Fi settings on your device
- Select the Wi-Fi network 'eduroam'
- When prompted, enter your University username followed by @nottingham.edu.cn.
- Enter your University password
- Accept certificate if prompted
If you experience any problems connecting your device, use the Configuration Assistance Tool. It will detect what device and operating system you are running.
You should only need to authenticate once, after that you'll automatically connect to eduroam when it is available. You will need to repeat these steps if you change your password.
If you have any questions, please contact IT Service Desk|.
The residence network
Network access for staff/students dormitory area is provided through the Student Network Service (SNS).
The following information will help you to prepare to use the Accommodation Network Service when you arrive at the university.
In order to activate your residency internet account, please go to the student accommodation services centre on the High street.
This network is maintained by Wanli Logistics Affairs Company <LAC@nottingham.edu.cn>, and any problems should be reported to them through appropriate channels (Hall Tutors, logistics office located on High street or the Network office located at the basement of No.12 building). All points in student residence area connect to this network. There is no physical connection to the University data network, and the two are entirely separated.
Traffic on this network is not prioritized for international traffic, and may appear slow when connecting to international websites. This network can be used for social / personal / general purposes.
For more details about how to set up your laptop to access the Internet in student residence area, please click the links below.
Physical faults with data points (for example a broken face plate) on the University network and connection problems, should be reported to the IT Service Desk.