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We recommend that you use the geteduroam app to set up eduroam on your Android device. This app simplifies the process so that you can easily connect to eduroam.

You may need to use these manual instructions if:

  • you have tried using the geteduroam app but it did not work
  • you have an Android device that is over 5 years old
  • you are running Android 7 or below (you can check which version of the Android operating system you have by going to Settings > About Phone).

Before you begin, make sure you are in a location where the eduroam wireless network is available.


Set up eduroam manually on an Android device

You might find it easier to open these instructions on a different device than the one you are setting up. This allows you to refer to the instructions while you’re going through each step. As you follow the instructions below, you might find that the menu options on your device vary slightly. This is because of the variations between different versions of Android.

These instructions were written using a Google Pixel 6 running Android 12.

  1. Make sure you’re online. You need to connect to an existing internet connection on your Android device. You can connect via UniOfCam-Guest or your mobile network.

  2. Create a new network access token for your Android device. You need to create a separate token for each of your devices. Use a meaningful username such as You will need to include the '+' symbol when you create your username and use lower case. Keep the window with the new network access token open as you will need this when you are asked to enter a username and password later.

    Create a new network access token on the Networks Access Token website.

  3. Remove the existing ‘eduroam CAT’ app or the 'geteduroam' app and associated configuration files if you have previously downloaded this to your phone. If you have not used the 'eduroam CAT' app previously, please skip to step 4. 

    If you’ve set up a manual eduroam previously you need to delete this. Go to ‘Settings’ then ‘Wi-Fi’. Select and hold ‘eduroam’ for several seconds. If the option to ‘Forget network’ appears, select it and continue.

  4. Download and install the University of Cambridge Wireless Service Root CA certificate. 

    The following instructions will vary depending on your Android device and operating system:

    • Your device might ask you if you want to download the certificate (wireless-ca.crt). Choose 'Download'. If it doesn’t skip to step 5.
    • The next prompt will ask you how you want to open the certificate file. Select ‘Open with Certificate Installer’.


    Certificate Install notification screen


    You will then be prompted to Name the certificate and identify how it should be used. In the ‘Certificate name’ field type "University of Cambridge Wireless Root CA" and choose ‘Wi-Fi’ from the dropdown list for ‘Credential use’.


    Certificate naming screen


  5. If you do not see the certificate installer, you can complete the process manually. Go to Settings > Wi-Fi > Network preferences > Install certificates > CA Certificate to install the WiFi access certificate. You will then be prompted to Name the certificate and identify how it should be used. In the ‘Certificate name’ field type "University of Cambridge Wireless Root CA" and choose ‘Wi-Fi’ from the dropdown list for ‘Credential use’.

  6. If at this stage you receive an error saying that a Screen lock is required then you will need to set one (even if only temporarily while completing this process). Go to Settings > Security > Screen lock (or similar) and set a PIN, Pattern or other Screen lock authentication mode. Once this is done the app should successfully complete the installation of the certificate (you will be prompted for the new Screen lock authentication details).

  7. Once you have installed the certificate, configure eduroam with secure settings.

    • Open your 'Settings'.
    • Select 'Wi-Fi'.
    • Select 'eduroam'.
    • Select the ‘CA certificate’ list from the next menu. The newly installed "University of Cambridge Wireless Root CA" should appear. Select it.
    • In the 'domain' field use ""
    • Phase-2 Authentication is "MSCHAPV2".
    • Your username (identity) is the username of the network access token you created in step 2 in the format, for example,
    • The Anonymous identity is "".
    • The Password is the password for the network access token you created for this device.
    • Select ‘Connect’.



    Your device should now automatically connect to the eduroam wifi whenever an access point is in range.


Get help

If you're still unable to connect, please look through our troubleshooting guide or contact the Service Desk: