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* Go to http://cat.eduroam.org via the Safari browser
 
* Click on the blue square which says: "Click here to download your eduroam installer"
 
* Click on the blue square which says: "Click here to download your eduroam installer"
 
* In the next screen select 'Nikhef' from the list of organizations
 
* In the next screen select 'Nikhef' from the list of organizations

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Available WiFi networks:

The following wifi networks are broadcasted at Nikhef:
  • eduroam
    • this is the network which requires authentication with user name and password as provided by your home institute (e.g. Nikhef or any other home institute that supports eduroam)
    • see the installation instructions to prepare your mobile device for Eduroam authentication.
  • NIKHEF
    • this is an alternative for the eduroam network at Nikhef if you want to avoid unwanted connections to the UvA and CWI eduroam wifi networks
    • follow the eduroam installation instructions, select NIKHEF' instead of eduroam
    • be sure that you give the NIKHEF network a higher priority than the eduroam network in your preferred wifi networks connections.
    • you have to provide your credentials (username, password) only when you have modified your password. Note that occasionally you are requested to re-enter your name and password, if you do not have modified your password recently you may cancel this request.
  • Amsterdam Science Park
    • this is an open wifi connection that does not require registration (but it is required to accept the terms & conditions)
    • this wifi connection has a limited bandwidth and limited duration for a session
    • data is not encrypted via this connection; do not use for transmission of sensitive data (passwords, bank/credit card information)!
    • most useful for short-term visitors
    • this network is external to Nikhef; internal Nikhef services are not accessible from this wifi network.

Installation instructions for eduroam and NIKHEF networks.

For new users: contact helpdesk in case you need assistance to configure your network connection.
Configuration:
  • Network name (ssid): eduroam or NIKHEF
  • Security type: WPA/WPA2-Enterprise
  • Encryption type: AES
Windows
Eduroam Windows settings Contact the helpdesk if you have problems.
NOTES:
Contact helpdesk to configure eduroam for older versions of Windows (XP is not supported!).
For Windows 10 the steps described in the above Windows 7 guide are largely the same, except after completion you have to remove the stored Wifi credentials, connect to the Wifi you have just configured and enter the credentials again when prompted.
Apple macOS

Below are instructions for setting up Eduroam and NIKHEF wireless on the Mac (support for Apple OS X Lion up to Apple macOS Catalina).

  • Go to http://cat.eduroam.org
  • Click on the blue square which says: "Click here to download your eduroam installer"
  • In the next screen select 'Nikhef' from the list of organizations
  • In the next screen select 'Nikhef eduroam Wireless' as the user group (The Nikhef eduroam configuration will also configure the local NIKHEF SSID, which is exactly the same as eduroam but will force you to connect to Nikhef and not accidentally end pu at a neighbouring institution (like CWI or UvA)).
  • Open the downloaded file. You will be asked to install the 'eduroam' profile. Click continue
  • Enter your Nikhef account information (you enter the data twice). Note: Your username should be username@nikhef.nl, your password is your Nikhef password
  • You will receive another warning with the message to fill in your login details according to the format. Continue
  • OSX will now ask for the Mac-account password to confirm the installation of the new wireless profile
  • You are now correctly connected with Eduroam and NIKHEF wireless
iOS

Below are instructions for setting up Eduroam and NIKHEF wireless on your iOS device (support for iOS 7-11 and iOS 5 and 6).

  • Go to http://cat.eduroam.org via the Safari browser
  • Click on the blue square which says: "Click here to download your eduroam installer"
  • In the next screen select 'Nikhef' from the list of organizations
  • In the next screen select 'Nikhef eduroam Wireless' as the user group (The Nikhef eduroam configuration will also configure the local NIKHEF SSID, which is exactly the same as eduroam but will force you to connect to Nikhef and not accidentally end pu at a neighbouring institution (like CWI or UvA)).
  • Click on the blue square which says: "Apple iOS mobile devices"
  • You will be asked to install the 'eduroam' profile. Click allow and select your iOS device
  • Open the settings app on your iOS device and click 'Profile downloaded'
  • Click on 'Install' in the top right corner and enter the code of your iOS device
  • You will receive a warning with the message to fill in your login details according to the format. Next
  • Click on 'Install' in the top right corner, followed by 'Install' in the message at the bottom of the screen
  • Enter your Nikhef account information (you enter the data twice). Note: Your username should be username@nikhef.nl, your password is your Nikhef password
  • Click on 'Done/Ready'
  • You are now correctly connected with Eduroam and NIKHEF wireless
Linux
We cannot give a complete guide on how to connect to eduroam under Linux. You should use the following settings:
  • Network name (ssid): eduroam
  • Security: WPA2-enterprise
  • EAP: TTLS
  • outer identity: anonymous@nikhef.nl
  • phase2: PAP
  • identity: username@nikhef.nl
  • password: your nikhef sso password
  • certificate : wireless.nikhef.nl
Xubuntu/Ubuntu
The recipe written hereunder is based on our user's experience configuring Eduroam on Xubuntu running on MACbook Pro.
First of all, if you don't have it yet, download the certificate you're going to use : wireless.nikhef.nl
Third, restart your dhcpclient (sudo dhcpclient wlan0)
Android
We have created a Android App for installation of Eduroam on Android devices. It is available in the google playstore
You need to be connected to the internet to use the App. You can use 3G on your mobile phone or a temporary nikhef-guest account. You ony need to run the app once and it will create a wireless profile for you to login to eduroam.
Please use username.
We strongly recommend using this app to connect to Eduroam on Android. If you manually configure eduroam on Android you are susceptible to a man in the middle atacks and hackers could steal you Nikhef credentials.
The app creates a personal certificate for you on your android device which can be used to safely logon to eduroam without using your username.

This app has not been tested on all versions of Android and it might not work on older devices.

The certificate in the app has expired. Import this certificate wireless.nikhef.nl to replace it.

Useful links:

Eduroam web site: eduroam.nl
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