Connecting to the Wireless Network
University of Tasmania wireless internet access is through eduroam. The previous system, UConnect, is being phased out during 2015. Eduroam is available at all Australian Universities and research institutions and is can also be used at participating research and education institutions across 70 countries world-wide.
Please use the simple, three step process below to connect your wireless device(s) to eduroam.
A print version of this guide is available - Connecting to eduroam (PDF, 279KB)
Instructions for non-UTAS members can be found at the bottom of this page.
1. Finding the network
On Windows, left-click on the wireless icon in the toolbar beside the clock (as shown below), and select eduroam.
On a Mac, click on the Wireless network connection in the upper right of your desktop (as shown below), and select eduroam.
For tablets and phones (iPad, iPhone, Android, or Windows), go to the list of networks in your device's settings and click on eduroam.
2. Enter your details
USERNAME: For all devices enter your University of Tasmania email address as the username.
Students: Your email address will usually be firstname.lastname@example.org, but if you have ever been a staff member at the University of Tasmania you may have a formal email address, as per the staff instructions below.
Staff: Your email address will usually be Firstname.Lastname@utas.edu.au. If you have a formal email address that does not contain utas.edu.au (eg, if you have an AMC email address) you will need to use the instructions for
If you are unsure of your University of Tasmania email address, please call the Service Desk on (03) 6226 1818
PASSWORD: For all devices enter your University of Tasmania password as the password.
Click on Connect or Join. If you are prompted to accept a certificate for clearpass.its.utas.edu.au click on Accept, Continue or Connect. Mac users may have to enter their computer username and password to allow the changes.
Android users please also check the following settings before connecting:
EAP-method – PEAP
Phase2 authentication – MSCHAPV2
CA certificate – unspecified
Anonymous identity – leave blank
eduroam Instructions for Visitors to UTAS
Visitors from external universities should refer to their home institution for eduroam set-up instructions. They will likely be similar to the instructions provided above.