Configure Android for secure wireless access
The following instructions will enable you to connect your Android device to eduroam, the secure wireless network.
Configuring different Android devices
These configuration instructions were created using an HTC Desire S handset running Android 2.3.5 (Gingerbread). Screen layout and configuration steps required may vary between makes and models of device and version of Android installed.
- From the Home screen go to "Settings" then touch "Wireless & Networks".
- If Wi-Fi is not enabled, touch "Wi-Fi" to enable wireless networking on your device.
- You should now see a list of networks on the screen. Touch "eduroam".
- You may now be asked for a password to protect the credential storage on your device. This is a security setting for your device and not your Wireless password. Please enter a memorable password here to continue.
- For "EAP method" select "PEAP".
- For "Phase 2 authentication" select "MSCHAPV2".
- Enter your Identity as your UUN plus "@ed.ac.uk", e.g. "firstname.lastname@example.org".
- Some devices may have an "Anonymous identity" field. Leave this blank.
- Enter the password which you specified when you registered for the Wireless service.
- Touch "Connect".
- Your device should show "Obtaining IP address from eduroam..." then shortly after "Connected to eduroam".
Once authenticated successfully, touch "eduroam" again to see the status of your wireless connection.
IMPORTANT: Press "Cancel" to go back to the previous screen. Do NOT press "Forget" or you will need to enter all the configuration information again.
Your device should now connect automatically to the eduroam wireless network whenever it is range.
You may be asked to re-enter your credentials if you change your password.
This article was published on Oct 14, 2013