Android: Connecting to eduroam (Wireless)


** Android Device Variation Notice **

There are many different versions of Android used on mobile devices. This article will present a generic set of instructions for Android-based devices. It should be used as a guide while using your Android device. Screenshots, as well as instructions, will vary depending on device make and model. While we try to include all possible options that a user may encounter, a user may see something different than what is shown in this article. For any issues that may arise while using this article, please contact the Help Desk for further assistance.

Connect an Android Device to LSU's eduroam Wireless Network

1. Open Settings and tap Wi-Fi.

Android home screen with settings button

Wifi options under settings

2. Under Wi-Fi networks you will see a list of available networks.  Tap eduroam, if it is listed.

(NOTE: If you do not see eduroam in your list, Manually Configure your Device.)

eduroam listed in the list of wifi networks

3. In the dropdown menu of EAP Method, select PEAP.

Selecting PEAP method in wifi settings

4. In the dropdown menu of Phase 2 authentication, select MSCHAPV2.

Selecting MSCHAPV2 in wifi settings

5. Scroll past CA certificate and Client certificate. (In some phones we have found that setting these two options to N/A works)

6. In the Identity field enter [Your PAWS ID]  (Ex.

NOTE: Enter your PAWS credentials in the form [PAWS ID] If you do not do this, you WILL receive an error message.

Entering paws id into identity field in wifi settings

7. Skip the Anonymous identity field.

8. In the password field enter your PAWS password.

(If your cursor is stuck at Identity, tap "Next" on your keypad twice to get to Password.)

Entering PAWS password in the wifi settings

9. Tap Connect at the bottom right of the window.

(The account settings, including username/password are now saved and you will connect automatically when eduroam is in range.)

Manually Configure your Device to LSU's eduroam Wireless Network

1. From the Home screen, open Settings and tap Wi-Fi.

Android home screen with settings button

Wifi options under settings

2. Scroll to the bottom (or tap the ellipses menu icon) and tap Add Wi-Fi Network.

Add Wifi Network option in android wifi settings

  • For Network SSID, enter eduroam.

Entering eduroam manually in wifi settings

  • For Security, tap 802.1x EAP.

Selecting 802.1x EAP in security option on wifi settings

  • For EAP Method, tap PEAP.

Setting PEAP as the EAP Method in wifi settings

  • For Phase 2 authentication, tap MSCHAPV2.

Selecting the MSCHAPV2 option in wifi settings

  • Leave CA certificate and Client certificate Blank or (Not Specified).  
    • On some phones, you MUST select (Not Specified).
  • In the Identity field, enter [Your PAWS ID]  (Ex.

Entering your paws id in wifi settings

  • Leave the Anonymous Identity field Blank.
  • In the Wireless password field, enter your PAWS password.

Entering your paws password in wifi settings

3. Tap Save and you will connect.

  • The account settings, including Username and Password, are now saved.  Wireless will connect automatically when eduroam is in range.

Troubleshoot Configuration Issues

Download the Security Certificate:

1. Download the root_ca.cer certificate and open it.

  • Note: If you are viewing this on a computer, please browse to this article on your phone and download it there.

2. Create a Password if prompted. 

  • Input a Password that you will remember.
  • Re-enter the Password again to confirm the password.

3. Name the Security Certificate eduroam, then select Wi-Fi from the certificate type dropdown menu. When done, tap OK at the bottom left corner of the window.

Certificate registration in android


12/22/2017 12:51:30 PM