Connecting Android and Chrome OS Devices to eduroam

Posted October 4th, 2019 at 10:43 am.

Click here for help connecting non-Android/Chrome OS devices to eduroam.

Operating systems made by Google (i.e. Android and Chrome OS) ask users to choose the network settings for secure wireless connections. This makes the process of connecting to eduroam a little more complicated than simply signing in.

Getting Connected

To connect your Android device to eduroam, open your Settings app, select Network & Internet, then select Wi-Fi. If you’re using a Chrome OS device, open your Network Settings pane.

Wi-Fi settings example

Image 1: Example on a phone running Android 10

From there, select eduroam from the list of available networks. You will see a list of settings, which you can match to the list below:

Recommended eduroam settings: (See Image 1 for example.)

  • EAP method:
    PEAP
  • Phase 2 authentication:
    None
  • CA certificate:
    Use system certificates
  • Domain:
    (type) brynmawr.edu
  • Identity:
    your College email address
  • Anonymous identity:
    [blank]
  • Password:
    your College password

 

Different Options

Image 2: Example with the CA certificate set to Do not validate. You can see there is no Domain line above Identity.

Some devices don’t support all of the security options recommended above. If under CA certificate you don’t see “Use system certificates,” you should select Do not validate instead. If you do, you will no longer see a space asking for your Domain, and you might see red text saying “No certificate specified. Your connection will not be private.” Your connection will still be secure. (See Image 2 for example.)

 

Not working?

If you used the above settings and your device wasn’t able to connect to eduroam, you might need to change your Phase 2 authentication setting from None to MSCHAPV2. (See Image 3 for example.)

Image 3: If you find you aren’t able to connect, try selecting MSCHAPV2 for Phase 2 authentication.

If that doesn’t work, please see the general Connecting to eduroam tech-doc for more troubleshooting help or visit the Help Desk on the first floor of Canaday Library. You can also contact us at 610-526-7440 or help@brynmawr.edu.

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