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Wi-Fi Access

Connecting to the MDX Wi-Fi Service

The University is equipped with several Wi-Fi access points that allow you to connect to the internet at different locations on campus. This includes all buildings and cafes.

The University’s Wi-Fi services are free and easy to use – once you have set up a device it should automatically connect each time you are in range of a Wi-Fi access point.

There are three Wi-Fi services available to use:

  3. Eduroam Wi-Fi


This is the preferred Wi-Fi service for all students and staff. It will prompt you to enter your Middlesex student user ID and password. Detailed information on how to connect your devices to MDXSDA are listed below.

iOS devices: iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad


Newly launched, this service is free and open to anyone on Campus who requires internet connectivity and a great addition to our Wi-Fi services.

Note that when using this network, you will not be able to access University services.  Details on how to connect to this Wi-Fi service is featured in the guide below.

MDXOPEN Wi-Fi connection guide

What is Eduroam?

Eduroam is a free, global Wi-Fi service for students and University staff. Eduroam can be used to access the internet at many other universities in the UK and around the world. Visitors from other universities can also connect to it at Middlesex University.

The use of eduroam is subject to the Middlesex University Computer Use Policy for Students and Alumni and the eduroam (UK) Policy.

To connect to Eduroam, you’ll need:

  1. Your email address, e.g. ab123@live.mdx.ac.uk
  2. Your University password

For further information about Eduroam, please see our user guides below:

Eduroam access for Windows 10
Eduroam access for Mac OSX

VPN (Virtual Private Network) Guides

What is VPN?  Referred to as F5 - Big IP Edge Client, when installed onto your own personal machine, you will be able to securely access the University’s resources from home or an alternative venue exactly as if you were studying on campus.

VPN - Windows 10 Guide
VPN - MAC Guide

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