Connecting to the eduroam Wireless Network (How-to)

eduroam (education roaming) is a global wireless network that faculty, staff, and students can use at Drake, as well as at thousands of participating institutions in over 100 countries worldwide. See the links below to find out where you can connect to eduroam:

Once you're connected to eduroam at Drake, you can connect to eduroam networks at all participating institutions when you travel across the state or across the world. See instructions below on how to connect to eduroam on different types of devices.


For Android phones:
 
A few settings to ensure you connect successfully to eduroam from your Android phone:
 
  1. Your EAP method should be set to PEAP (newer phones will set this automatically).
  2. Select Do Not Validate (or Don't Validate) in the certificate field.
Android screenshot

 

For Mac Computers:

1. Choose eduroam

  1. Click the Wi-Fi icon on the top right corner of the screen.
  2. Select the eduroam network.
List of available networks on a Mac computer

2. Log in

  1. Enter your email address in the Username field and your Drake password. NOTE: You must log in using your email address and not your Drake ID number to ensure that you can connect to eduroam at other participating institutions worldwide.
  2. Click Join.

Be sure to click the Remember this network box to ensure that the system remembers your username and password and doesn't ask you to resubmit them.

Logging into the eduroam WiFi network
 

3. Verify the certificate

  1. You might then see the below screen asking you to verify the network's certificate. Click Continue to trust the certificate.
Verify certificate window

4. Success

  1. If you're successful, you will see a check mark next to the eduroam network listing.
Connected verification
 
For PC Computers:

NOTE: If you are on a machine running Windows 7, please follow the instructions at https://www.incommon.org/eduroam/administrators-guide/ in the eduroam-US End-User Configuration Guide section. Just a reminder, you need to connect using your Drake email address and not your nine digit Drake ID number.

1. For Windows 10 computers: Choose the eduroam network

  1. Click the Internet Access icon.
  2. Select the eduroam network.
Available wireless networks list as shown in Windows 10 enviroment

2. Log in

  1. Click Connect. Be sure that Connect automatically is checked.
  2. On the next screen, enter your email address in the user name field and your Drake password. NOTE: You must log in using your email address and not your Drake ID number to ensure that you can connect to eduroam at other participating institutions worldwide.
  3. Click OK.
Connecting to eduroam network in a Windows 10 environment
 
Signing into eduroam

3. Verify the certificate

  1. You will then see a screen asking you to verify the network's certificate. Click Connect to trust the certificate (this example is from Windows 10, so your message may appear different).

Continue connecting screen

4. Success

  1. If you're successful, you will see Connected, secured next to the eduroam network listing.
Connected verification
 

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Article ID: 84019
Created
Tue 7/30/19 12:47 PM
Modified
Fri 9/20/19 4:31 PM