Eduroam and SteamWatch
EDIT: I should also add that I can't just use resLAN Ethernet as an alternative because it currently doesn't work for me. I've contacted the IT service, but they likely won't arrive for *a while* so in the mean time I'm hoping to get Steam fully working on Eduroam.
it would *appear* that you can register your device here https://reslan.cf.ac.uk/ to get additional IT privileges to allow games to work. I have zero idea if this works nor who thought this was a good system, nor am I particularly comfortable submitting anything. They already know my MAC address, I am literally connected to the network, why is any of this awfully designed faff a requirement to chill out for a few hours?
These aren't the only issues I have with Cardiff IT, e.g. all connections to VPN provider's websites are completely blocked, you don't even get a warning. Any page that even has the word "proxy" on it is auto banned but at least they tell you it's blocked and don't try to pretend the website doesn't even exist like they do with some.
There are TSR posts going back years complaining about this, at one point they just blocked everything outright so progress at least has occurred. A shame it has taken literally 10 years to get to this point that is still 10 years behind other universities. (see this post from 10 years ago https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=1038961)