IT Services

Connecting to Eduroam via Blackberry


1. Introduction

The following instructions apply to to using the Eduroam wireless service on a Blackberry Bold.

We have not tested these instructions for other Blackberry models but we can advise that the Blackberry Curve 9300 (and possibly other OS 6 devices) require the following update to be installed in order to connect to Eduroam:

If you find an error in the instructions, please contact; if you have general questions or need other assistance, contact

The settings you need are:

  1. Security type = EAP-TTLS
  2. Certificate = Comodo AddTrust External CA Root
  3. Inner link security = EAP-MS-CHAP v2
  4. Server Subject / Server San, leave blank
  5. Enter your Remote Access account username followed by @OX.AC.UK and Remote Access password (as set via

Here are some screenshots detailing the connection process.

  1. Enable Wi-Fi

    Figure 1-wifi-on.png [Enable wifi]

  2. Select 'Set Up Wi-Fi Network'

    Figure 2-setup.png [setup wifi netowrk screen]

  3. Click 'Next'

    Figure 3-setup.png [setup ]

  4. Click 'Scan for Networks'

    Figure 4-scan.png [scan for networks]

  5. Wait a few moments

    Figure 5-scanning.png [scanning]

  6. Select 'eduroam'

    Figure 6-eduroam.png [select eduroam]

  7. Enter your Remote Access Credentials

    Figure 7-creds.png [Remote Access Credentials]

  8. Click 'CA certificate' and select '[Comodo AddTrust External CA Root]'

    Note: If you are using a Blackberry running OS 6 then the certificate is called "AddTrust External CA Root".

  9. Click 'Inner link security' and select 'EAP-MS-CHAP v2'

    Figure bbscreen102.jpg [Screenshot inner link security ]

  10. Click 'Connect'

  11. Wait a few moments

    Figure 11-connecting.png [connecting]

  12. Choose a Profile name

    Figure 12-save.png [Profile]

  13. Click 'Finish'

    Figure 13-success.png [Setup complete]

  14. You are now connected! Note your profile name appears top centre

    Figure 14-finished.png [You are now connected]

Users must abide by the user use agreement a copy of which is available at: