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Setting up eduroam: Android

How to set up eduroam on a mobile device running Android

These instructions are for configuring eduroam for Android devices. They were written using Android 5.1 (Lollipop), but should also work on 6 (Marshmallow) and 7 (Nougat), although the icons might look slightly different.

Note: On smartphones using Android 8 or above, you'll need to download a certificate before you can connect (see step 1). Note that you should only use certificates from trusted sources. If you're in any doubt, you may wish to contact UIS separately to confirm these instructions.

Before you begin, make sure you're in a location where the eduroam wireless network is available, have your @cam email address handy and have collected your network access token from the UIS Token page.

 

1

On Android 8 phones, you'll need to download a certificate before you can connect. Skip this step if you're using Android 7 or earlier.

  • Download quovadis_rca2_der.ashx.
  • Open it to add it to your list of trusted certificates.
  • Name the certificate 'QuoVadis Root CA 2'.
  • For 'Credential use', select 'Wi-Fi' from the drop-down menu.
  • Click 'OK'.

2

Find and tap on the Settings application.

android2   apps

 

3

In the Wireless & networks section at the top, tap Wi-Fi.

android3   settings

 

 

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Select eduroam from the list of available networks.

android4   wifi

 

5

You'll be asked to sign in. Make sure the settings are as follows:

  • EAP method: PEAP
  • Phase-2 authentication: MSCHAPV2
  • CA certificate differs according to your version of Android:

    Android 5 and 6: leave as (unspecified)

    Android 7: select Use system certificates and enter:
    network.tokens.csx.cam.ac.uk
    in the domain field, or select (unspecified) if that's the only option you have

    Android 8: select the QuoVadis Root CA 2 certificate you downloaded earlier and leave the domain field blank

  • Identity: Your @cam email address – e.g. xyz789@cam.ac.uk
  • Anonymous identity: @cam.ac.uk (i.e. without your CRSid)
  • Password: Enter the 16-character network access token you collected from the UIS Token page.

Leave any other options on their default settings, and tap connect.

Android 5 and 6 settings:

android5   eduroam


Android 7 settings: 

android settings for v7 

 

Your device should now automatically connect to the University's Wireless Service via eduroam whenever an access point is in range. If it doesn't work, double check the above steps – particularly making sure your entered the user name and password correctly. If you're still unable to connect, contact the  for help.

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