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What is 802.1x?

802.1x is a collection of protocols (see glossary for protocols) that allows users secure access to the campus network using their standard user name and password. It also allows automatic generation of access keys used when connecting to wireless networks; meaning that users no longer have to enter in static keys /passphrases when connecting to the eduroam network.

The authentication details you need to enter in order to connect with 802.1x at Sussex are:

  1. your IT username followed by your University address - for example:
  2. your normal IT password.

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Created by Caroline House on 14 September 2007 and last updated by Richard Byrom-Colburn on 31 October 2016