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 at the pages below to configure your OS to work with eduroam.

Connect to eduroam (Vista, 7)

Windows Vista and Windows 7 users should follow the "Connect Automatically" instructions to connect to the eduroam network. If these instructions fail, you can try connecting to eduroam manually.


Connect Automatically

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 "ONID Username" 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.


Connect Manually

Below are the manual steps to connect to eduroam with Windows Vista/7. 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

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.

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 left (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 three times to close the open settings windows.

Step 9Connect to Secure Network

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

Click on the wireless icon in the lower left-hand corner of your dock, select the eduroam network from the list, and clickConnect.

Step 10ONID Login

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

For the Username the "" is required.

Step 11

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

You should now be connected to the eduroam network!

Connect to eduroam (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 

Enter your “ONID username” 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.

Connect to eduroam (Mac OS X 10.5-10.8)


Below are the steps to connect to eduroam with OSX 10.6 (Snow Leopard) and OSX 10.7 (Lion). Please follow all directions closely for proper setup.

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


Step 1Wireless Connection Properties Menu

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

Step 2Wireless Authentication Request

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

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.

Connect to eduroam (iPad / iPod)

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.

 Settings wifi selection and eduroam SSID

Step 3

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

For your username you will need to put your onid username with

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

 Inserting Password for eduroam SSID

Step 4

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

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

 Wireless certificate error request

Step 5

You should now see a checkmark next to eduroam and be connected to the network.

If you are having any problems please contact the OSU Helpdesk.

 Successful connection to eduroam