Wireless with Android and eduroam

This tutorial guides you through how you can connect to the wireless network at UiO with a mobile device running Android. The wireless network at UiO works with mobile phones and tablets running Android 2.0 or newer. For this tutorial we used an HTC Desire running Android 2.3.

Android 1.6 and earlier versions do not have the necessary functionality implemented to be used on UiO's closed Wi-Fi networks. These phones can only be connected to 'uioguest', which does not give access to all UiO's services.

Go to All appsSettingsWireless & networks:

Wireless & networks settings in Android

Make sure that wireless/Wi-Fi is activated on the phone.

Go to Wi-Fi settings. You will see a list over available networks. Choose the network eduroam:

Available wireless networks

It may be necessary to enter the master password for the device (credentials). This is a password that you entered as the master password for the device the first time you used it. The password is there to protect important information on your device. Simply enter a password and confirm it:

Create a master key password for your Android device

A new dialog box will appear. Check that the EAP method is set to PEAP and that Phase 2 authentication is set to MSCHAPV2. On many Android versions these will be the default settings. In the field for Identity, write your username@university.domain (e.g. frankps@uio.no). In the field for Wireless password write your password at your university. The field for Anonymous identity should be left empty. Complete these settings by clicking on the Connect button:

Connect to eduroam - Security settings


Published Aug. 3, 2011 3:42 PM - Last modified Aug. 4, 2011 9:33 AM