How to connect to the eduroam wireless network (Android)

The instructions below work with Android 7, 10, 11, 12+. Scroll down for instructions on connecting with Android 8 or 9.


  1. On your phone, swipe down from the top of the screen to open the Quick Settings drop-down menu. Tap the Wi-Fi icon to turn Wi-Fi on. The button should be coloured and not greyed out. Tap on Wi-Fi drop-down menu below the icon to open the list of available Wi-Fi networks. 

  2. Select the eduroam network. 

  3. In the pop-up window, populate the necessary fields to match the screenshot below, then tap Connect. (username@uwaterloo is your 8 character username e.g.
    EAP method: PEAP
    Phase 2 authentication: MSCHAPV2
    CA Certificate: Use System Credentials
    Password: your password

  4. You will now be connected to the eduroam wireless network. 

Still No Connection?

If your phone still does not connect, forget the Eduroam network and power off the device for at least 20 minutes before trying again with the steps above.

How to connect to eduroam with an Android 8 or 9 device

  1. Tap Settings.

  2. From the menu, tap Wireless networks.

  3. Tap Wi-Fi settings.

  4. Tap eduroam.

  5. From the EAP method drop-down list, tap PEAP.

  6. From the Phase 2 authentication drop-down list, tap MSCHAPv2. (For Android 9, the ‘Phase 2 authentication’ setting is in the ‘Advanced Settings’ menu.) 

  7. From the CA certificate drop-down list, tap Do not Validate. The following message: “No certificate specified. Your connection will not be private” will appear. 

  8. In the Identity text box, type your 8-character username (e.g. 

  9. Clear the Anonymous identity text box so that it is empty.

  10. In the Password text box, type your password.

  11. Tap Connect.

Need help?

Contact the IST Service Desk online or 519-888-4567 ext. 44357.

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