Eduroam Wireless

Eduroam (education roaming) is the secure worldwide federated network access service developed for the international research and education community. Eduroam provides per-user, per-session encrypted network access for visitors from participating institutions, without the need to gain guest credentials on arrival to an eduroam enabled location. Also study abroad students can join thousands of eduroam hotspots without any hassle or any data roaming charges.

Is my university part of eduroam?

The eduroam website lists the universities that participate in the eduroam federation.

How the OSU community can use eduroam

It is strongly recommended that you configure and test your device on the eduroam network at Oregon State University before you travel to another eduroam supported university. You can use your OSU credentials (as shown below) to establish a wireless connection.

Enter your credentials in the following format:

  • Username:
  • Password:  ONID password

How visitors login to eduroam at OSU

Persons from participating eduroam institutions may establish a wireless connection at OSU using their own university’s eduroam credentials. We highly recommend that before coming to Oregon State University that you test your settings at your campus. 

Eduroam will be visible to network devices anywhere that the OSU’s main wireless networks are available. The eduroam connection uses the same WPA2 encryption used by OSU_Secure, with a 48-bit initialization vector and a 128-bit encryption key.

Connecting your device to eduroam

Directions are provided by clicking your OS below.

Windows XP▸

Important End-of-Life Notice Regarding Windows XP

Microsoft will stop support and security patching for Windows XP on April 8, 2014. The international security community believes that Windows XP computers will be heavily targeted by organized crime and hackers as soon as Microsoft ends support. We strongly recommend that you migrate to a supported Windows platform, such as Windows 7 or Windows 8, before the end of March 2014.

Below are the steps to connect to eduroam with Windows XP. Please follow all directions closely for proper setup.

You may be prompted to accept a certificate after connecting; please go ahead and accept the warning.  If you are unable to connect and do not receive a certificate prompt. You will need to run the script below to put the correct certificate on your computer. You may download it below.

Download File: XP Certificate Script (


1. Download the zip file

2. Extract it to your desktop

3. Run install-certs.bat (You will need admin rights on your computer)

4. Then follow the steps below to setup your connection.

If you are unable to connect after doing this please contact the OSU Computer Helpdesk.

Step 1 

Click Start, then click Run. A run box will open. When it does, type "ncpa.cpl" and click OK.

Step 2 

The network connections box will open. Once it does, right-click on your Wireless Network Connection entry, and click Properties.

Step 3 

A connection properties window should open. When it does, click the Wireless Networks tab at the top.

Note: You should see a list of wireless networks. If eduroam is already listed, highlight it and click the Remove button to clear out all old settings.

Click the Add button.


Step 4 

This will open a new connection box. Type in "eduroam" for the name, then select WPA2 for network authentication, and select AES for data encryption.

Click the Authentication tab at the top.

Step 5 

Select Protected EAP (PEAP) for the EPA Type.

Click the Properties button.


Step 6 

This will open a separate properties box. Un-check the Validate Server Certificate box, then click the Configure button at the bottom.

Step 7 

Another box will open. Un-check the Automatically use my Windows logon name and password box, and click OK.


Step 8

Click OK three times to close all the open settings boxes.

You should be back to the Network Connections page. Right-click on the Wireless Network Connection entry and click View Available Wireless Networks.

Step 9 

Windows should automatically connect to eduroam at this point. If it doesn't, just double-click on the eduroam entry to connect.

Windows will begin connecting. At some point, a popup window will appear asking for credentials. Click on this popup window to open the credentials page.

Step 10 

Before September 12, 2015 enter your in the user name box, your ONID password in the password box, and leave the Logon domain box blank.

Click OK, and it will connect you to eduroam.

Windows Vista, 7, 8/8.1▸

 Automatic Vista, 7

To connect to the eduroam network:

    1. Click on your wireless network icon in your taskbar.
    2. Click on the eduroam network in the list, and click the Connect button.
    3. A window should pop up asking for a username and password.

A box should pop up asking for network authentication credentials. Enter your in the top box, then your ONID password in the bottom box and click OK.

For the Username the "" is required.


If this is your first time connecting to the eduroam network, you may be presented with a certificate warning. Please go ahead and select the Connect option

: If you are unable to connect automatically, try the manual steps below.


 Automatic 8/8.1

To connect to the eduroam network:

    1. Click on your wireless network icon in your taskbar.
    2. Click on the eduroam network in the list, and click the Connect button.

A box should pop up asking for network authentication credentials.

Enter your in the

top field, then your ONID password in the bottom field and click OK.

For the Username the "" is required.

Click Connect to finish connecting to the network.  


 Manual Vista, 7, 8/8.1

Below are the manual steps to connect to eduroam with Windows Vista, 7, and 8/8.1. Please follow all directions closely for proper setup.

All of the images below can be clicked on if you need a larger view.

Step 1

For Windows Vista & Windows 7:  

Click Start, then click Control Panel. Once the Control Panel opens, click Network and Internet, then Network and Sharing Center, then on the left-hand side, click Manage Wireless Networks.

A list of your saved wireless networks (if any) should open up.


For Windows 8/8.1:

Right click the wireless icon on the taskbar in desktop mode.  Click Network and Sharing Center.  Under Change your network settings, click Set up a new connection or network. A new window should open.  Click Manually connect to a wireless network, then click Next.  Skip to Step 4.

Step 2Wireless Connection Properties Menu

Click the Add button on this page.

Note: If eduroam is already listed here (if you tried to add it already), delete it from the list before continuing to clear out any old settings.

Step 3Wireless Networks List

A separate window should open. When it does, select Manually Create a Network Profile.

Step 4Association Screen

This will open a new connection box. Type in the following information:

  • Network Name: eduroam
  • Security Type: WPA2_Enterprise
  • Encryption Type: AES

Leave everything else the way it is. Once finished, it should look like the screenshot to the right (click on it for a larger view). Click the Next button when you are done.

Step 5Success Added

A window should appear saying that you Successfully added eduroam. Click the Change Connection Settings option, and a new settings window should open.

Step 6PEAP Properties

Click on the Security tab at the top, and verify that Security type is still WPA2-Enterprise, Encryption Type is still AES, and theNetwork Authentication Method is set to Microsoft: Protected EAP (PEAP).

Click on the Settings button next to the drop-down menu.

Step 7PEAP Settings

Un-check the box next to Validate Server Certificate.

Make sure that the Secure Authentication Method is set to Secure Password (EAP-MSCHAP v2), and then click the Configure button next to it.

Step 8Auto Login Settings

Un-check the box next to Automatically use my Windows logon name and password.

Click OK two times to close the open settings windows.

Step 9

Click the Advanced settings button advanced settings

Step 10Authentication mode

Check the box next to Specify authentication mode.  Change the dropdown to User authentication and click Save credentials.

Step 11ONID Login

A box should pop up asking for network authentication credentials.

Enter you in the top box, then your ONID password in the bottom box and click OK.

For unified employee accounts use

For employees who are not yet unified, use

For the Username the "" or " is required. 

Click OK three times to close the setup window.

Step 12Connect to Secure Network

You should be looking at the Successfully added eduroam window again. Click Close to close this window.

Click on the wireless icon in the lower right-hand corner of your taskbar, select the eduroam network from the list, and click Connect.

Step 11

If it asks you to set a location for eduroam, choose Public Network.

You should now be connected to the eduroam network!

Mac OS X 10.7-10.10▸

 Automatic Setup▸

Step 1Wireless Connection Properties Menu

Click the wireless icon in the upper-right hand corner and select eduroam from the list.

Step 2Wireless Authentication Request

A window will open asking for a username/password. in the User Name box, and your ONID Password in the Password Box.

Click Join

You may be asked to enter your credentials again.  Enter the exact same as entered here and click OK.

Step 3Association Screen

Your computer will then attempt to connect to eduroam.

If you get a popup similar to the one on the right asking to verify a certificate, click Continue.



 Manual Setup▸

Step 1

Select the Apple from the top left corner.  Select System Preferences

Step 2

Select Network from the menu. 


Step 3

Select Advanced.  


Step 4

Select the Add(+) button to add a network.  


Step 5

Enter in the User Name box, and your ONID Password in the Password Box.



For users trying to connect to eduroam on OSU campus, please follow the instructions below.  

Your Android device may differ from the device used in this instruction set, but the steps should be similar.  

These are the general settings that a mobile device will have to have in order to connect to eduroam:

SSID: eduroam

Security: WPA2 Enterprise (Or 802.1x EAP)


Key Type: AES (or automatic)

Phase2 Type: MSCHAPv2

Username/Identity: ONID

Password: ONID Password



Step 1: 

Open Settings.


Step 2:

Go to Wifi


Step 3:

Enter wireless configuration

Some Android devices ask for a certificate when trying to connect. If yours does this, please selecting "use system certificate" and entering "" as the domain.


Below are the directions for connecting your Apple mobile device to the eduroam network on the OSU campus.


Step 1

Tap the the Settings on your iPad/iPod home screen.

Home screen selecting setttings 

Step 2 

Select the Wi-Fi menu option.

Select the eduroam network from the options that appear on your screen.


Step 3

You should now be asked to put in your username and password.

For your username you will need to put in your 

For your password you will need to use your ONID password.


Step 4

You may be presented with a certificate warning please go ahead and accept the warning, so that you can can connect to eduroam. 

If you are unsure or want to double check the validity of the certificate, please feel free to contact the OSU Helpdesk.

You should now see a check mark next to eduroam in the wifi network list, and your wireless signal strength in the top left corner of the screen.