Getting online

There are various ways you can access the internet at the University.


The eduroam wireless service is the main way that most staff and students using mobile devices will connect to the internet (unless your college/department/accommodation offers their own wireless service). You will need to configure eduroam for each device that you use, but once you’ve done this you’ll be able to get online at Oxford and at other universities around the world.

Visit our how to connect to eduroam page to set up your Wi-Fi access. Additional information about getting online can be found on our connect to the internet page.


Most desktop machines in the University will have wired internet access. For some staff, such as those in University Administration and Services (UAS), this is provided by the Managed Staff Desktop (CONNECT) service. 

Departments and colleges who do not use this service provide wired internet for their staff and students via systems managed by their local IT staff.

Wired internet access is also available from computer clusters located in libraries.