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Eduroam is a secure, worldwide, federated network access service developed for the international research and education community. It allows affiliates from participating institutions to obtain Internet connectivity on the University of Akron campus and when visiting any of the Eduroam-enabled institutions around the world. In order to setup Eduroam, you must be on our campus or another another Eduroam-enabled campus.

Setup Eduroam

Windows 10


Left click the wireless network symbol in the bottom right-hand corner of your screen.

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1 - Left click eduroam in the list over available networks.

2 - Make sure Connect Automatically is checked if this is the primary network being used.

3 - Click the Connect button.



After clicking connect, you might get a message asking you to continue connecting, if so; click the connect button.

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1 - Fill in your login credentials as shown below.

2 - Click OK after entering the credentials.

NOTE: You must use the correct syntax, either or depending whether you are a student or faculty. Also, do not click on the box "Use my Windows user account".



Windows verifies network and user credentials against eduroam and afterwards you should be connected to eduroam.

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Windows 7


1 - Right click the network icon on the lower right side of the screen.

2 - Click Open Network and Sharing Center.

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1 - Click Manage Wireless Networks.

2 - Click Add.

3 - Click Manually Connect to a Wireless Network.

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Click Manually create a network profile.

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Populate the screen with the information shown to the right.

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Click Next. You should see a successfully added eduroam window.

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1 - Click Change connection settings.

2 - Select the Security Tab.

3 - Verify that Microsoft: Protected EAP (PEAP) is selected in the drop-down menu labeled Choose a network authentication method.

4 - Click Settings.

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Uncheck "Automatically use my windows username and password" and click OK.

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1 - Click the Advanced settings button.

2 - Check the Specify authentication mode box and select User authentication from the drop down box.

3 - Click OK then click OK again on the eduroam Wireless Network Properties window.

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1 - Right click the network icon on the lower right side of the screen.

2 - Click eduroam and click connect.

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When you see the additional information is needed to connect to eduroam balloon click on it.

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When you see the Network Authentication box, login with your full University email address ( or and password.

Congratulations. You should now be connected to eduroam.

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1 - In Network Preferences (the bottom menu item in the Airport menu), with the Airport card selected, click Advanced... in the lower right-hand corner. In the advanced settings, select the 802.1X tab.

2 - Create a new 802.1x User Profile and fill in your username and password as shown in the second image. If you would prefer to be prompted for your password each time you connect to eduroam leave the password field blank. Select the appropriate authentication methods (PEAP), and select the eduroam network in the Wireless Network drop-down list.



1 - . Select the PEAP authentication method. Click on Configure... just below the Authentication methods list.

2 - In the dialog box that pops up enter your full University email address:, or

Note: These images show using TTLS. The University of Akron only uses PEAP, so do not check the box TTLS.



The next step is to configure your home institution's RADIUS server certificate. For help with this please contact your home-institution helpdesk as they will have the information on your certificate. If you have previously joined the eduroam network, preferably from home the first time, and accepted the certificate provided then it should be in your Keychain. If not you may need to add it from a file per the instructions from your home institution.



Assuming the certificate is in your Keychain we will allow that certificate to be used by default for eduroam: Click the Configure Trust button (bellow the Authentication Methods list). Click the + in the lower-left corner of the dialog and select either Select Certificate File (if you have downloaded the certificate file to your hard drive previously) or Select Certificate from Keychain if you have previously accepted it (see the first image). In the prior case, navigate your hard drive to find the file, select it, and click OK. In the latter case (the second image) find, your home institution's certificate in the list, select it, and click OK. Your home RADIUS server should now be listed in the Certificates tab of the dialog (the third image). You may optionally list RADIUS servers to trust (the fourth image). If you wish to do so select the Servers tab, click the + and provide the DNS name or IP address of the RADIUS servers you wish to trust. Please consult your home institution for help with this step. Once you have selected certificates and/or servers click OK to return to the 802.1X configuration tab.

NOTE: These images are from another institution. University of Akron Certificate will be different from the images shown.



After completion of all the steps above your preferences screen should look similar to the image below except for TTLS being checked. If so, please click OK to return to the Network Preferences pane.



Upon returning to the main Network Preferences pane click Apply in the lower-right corner of the dialog. Then select the eduroam network from the "Network Name" drop-down list. After connecting, you should see your 802.1X authentication status below the network name. If all went well in your configuration you should now be connected to the eduroam SSID and able to surf as usual.


Apple iOS


On your Apple IOS device, go to Settings, then tap Wi-Fi. Should see a screen to the image below.



Click on the eduroam SSID, and it will prompt you to enter a username and password. Use your uanet id and password, for example (, or Note: you must use the full syntax or the authentication will fail.



After the username and password has been entered, it will prompt you to trust the certificate. Hit the trust button at the top right corner.



Once, you trust the certificate, you then should be connected to eduroam.


Android Device


On your Android device, go to Settings, then tap Wireless & networks, then Wi-Fi settings. Then click on eduroam.



Make sure that for EAP method, PEAP is selected.



Tap Phase 2 authentication, and then select MSCHAPV2.




Username: or For example Or

Password: Your UanetID password.

After username and password has been entered, click on connect. If asked to accept the University’s certificate, click yes. You should then be connected to the network.

Linux Device


NOTE: This guide assumes the Gnome desktop is being used.

To join the eduroam with the Gnome windowing system, you must configure the NetworkManager with an eduroam profile.

When asked for credentials, provide credentials as following:

Login name: or

Password: normal University password


Open the NetworkManager as shown to the right. Select the Wireless tab and click Add.

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In the dialogue that appears, change the Connection Name to eduroam. You may opt to select the Connect Automatically check box. Next, fill the Wireless configuration tab as seen in the image to the right. Next, select the Wireless Security tab.

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In the Wireless Security tab, there are many settings to configure. In the Security drop-down box, select WPA & WPA2 Enterprise. In the Authentication drop-down menu, select the PEAP authentication method, whichever is used by your home institution. In the Anonymous identity box enter your full University email address (i.e. or Unless your home institution provides a CA certificate (which the University of Akron does), leave that drop-down empty. If they do provide a certificate, select it by clicking the file icon on the right side of the widget. If you are using PEAP leave, the PEAP version drop-down set to Automatic. TTLS users have no analogous setting (University of Akron does not support TTLS). In the Inner authentication drop-down, select the appropriate option for your home institution (often MSCHAPv2). Finally provide your username and password from your home institution. See below for completed forms. Once the forms look correct (something like those below) press Apply.

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Finally, if you have not selected a CA Certificate in the previous step you will be warned (as seen below). Simply select Choose CA Certificate and select the appropriate certificate. After these settings are configured, you should be able to connect by pressing Connect in the following dialog. In the future, you may connect via the NetworkManager icon in the task-bar.

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