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Connect to Eduroam

Iowa State is a partner in the Eduroam initiative. Eduroam (education roaming) is the secure, world-wide roaming access service developed for the international research and education community.

Through this service, Iowa State faculty, staff, and students may now access Wi-Fi networks at any participating Eduroam campus using their active Iowa State Net-ID and password. This also means any member of another participating school may also log in to the Iowa State network by using their login institution's credentials.

Connect to Eduroam

Connecting to Eduroam is very much like accessing any other secure wireless network.

  1. Select "Eduroam" from the available wireless networks or enter "Eduroam" as the network name.
  2. If required by your device or OS, select or enter any of the following information:
    • Security type: WPA2-Enterprise
    • Encryption type: AES
    • EAP method: Protected EAP (PEAP)
    • Phase 2 authentication: MSCHAPV2
  3. When prompted for a username and password, enter your Net-ID, followed by "@iastate.edu", and your Net-ID password.

    Note: You MUST use only "@iastate.edu" behind your Net-ID, "john@cs.iastate.edu" will NOT work.

For more detailed instructions, select your device's OS below:

On Windows 7 and 8 you may need to accept two certificates when you login and enter your credentials twice.

  1. Right Click on the Network Signal Strength bars on the lower right hand side of your screen located by the click.
  2. Click on the "Open Network and Sharing Center".
  3. Click on the "Manage Wireless Networks" located on the left side of the window beneath "Control Panel Home".
  4. Click "Add."
  5. Choose "Manually create a network profile".
  6. Fill in the following fields:
    • Network name: Eduroam
    • Security type: WPA2-Enterprise
    • Encryption type: AES
    • Security Key should remain blank.
    • Check the box next to "Start this connection automatically".
  7. Click "Next" at the bottom of the window.
  8. On the Successfully added Eduroam windows please click "Change connection settings".
  9. Click on the "Security" tab on the following window.
  10. Un-check "Remember my credentials for this connection each time I'm logged on".
  11. Click the "Settings" button to the right of the box that says "Microsoft: Protected EAP (PEAP)".
  12. Check the box "Connect to these servers:"
  13. In the text box located directly beneath where you just checked, enter:
    eduroam-auth1.its.iastate.edu;eduroam-auth2.its.iastate.edu
  14. In the new window that appears click the "Configure..." button located towards the bottom.
  15. This will open another new window. In this window please un-check the box that says "Automatically use my Windows logon name and password (and domain if any)".
  16. Click "OK" until all the windows are closed.
  17. Again clicking on the network signal strength bars in the lower right hand side please choose Eduroam from the available networks. You will be asked for credentials.
  18. The username is your Net-ID@iastate.edu. Your password is your normal Net-ID password.
  1. Click your Network Status button (Wi-Fi symbol) on the right side of your task bar.
  2. Select Eduroam from the list of active networks.
  3. When prompted for a username and password, enter your Net-ID including "@iastate.edu", and your password.
  4. If your computer requests any additional information, include the options below
    • Security Type: WPA2-Enterprise
    • Encryption Type: AES
    • EAP method: Protected EAP (PEAP)
    • Phase 2 Authentication: MSCHAPV2
  5. You should now be connected to the Eduroam network.
  1. Open Network Preferences.
  2. Select "Eduroam" from the Wireless Network List.
  3. When you select Eduroam you will be prompted for a Username and Password. Please use your Net-ID@iastate.edu with your normal Net-ID password.
  4. Please make sure the Mode is set to "Automatic" and that "Remember this network is checked".
  5. If prompted for a keychain password enter the password to save your log in information.
  1. Tap the "Settings" Icon.
  2. In the "Settings" window click on "Wi-Fi" on the left side.
  3. From the list of available networks you will see "Eduroam".
  4. Tap the "Eduroam" network.
  5. You will be prompted for a Username and Password. Please enter your Net-ID@iastate.edu as your Username and your normal Net-ID password as the Password.
  6. Press "Join" in the upper right hand corner.
  7. You will see a Certificate window pop up. Please press "Accept".
  1. Please go to your Wireless and Network Settings on your Android device.
  2. Make sure Wi-Fi is on and go to your Wi-Fi settings.
  3. Please select "Eduroam" from the available networks listed.
  4. Please make sure your settings for "Eduroam" are as follows:
    • EAP method: PEAP
    • Phase 2 authentication: MSCHAPV2
    • CA certificate: (Unspecified)
    • User certificate: (Unspecified)
    • Domain: iastate.edu
    • Identity: Net-ID@iastate.edu
    • Anonymous Identity: LEAVE BLANK
    • Wireless Password: Your Net-ID password
  5. You should now be connected to the Eduroam network.