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Connecting to eduroam Wi-Fi with Android

This guide explains how to connect to the eduroam Wi-Fi service for UCL staff & students using an Android device.

This guide is aimed at...

  • Staff
  • Students
  • IT Administrators
  • SLMS staff
  • Researchers

Before you start...

  • You must be aware of and abide by the UCL Computing Regulations
  • You must be aware of and abide by the JANET Acceptable Use Policy
  • You need your UCL user ID & password – found on the front of your registration slip and must be appended with @ucl.ac.uk for connecting to eduroam (e.g. ucxxzano @ ucl.ac.uk)
  • A phone or tablet running Google Android 7 (Nougat) and above

Instructions

Method 1

The simplest and securest way to connect to eduroam is by using the eduroam Configuration Assistant Tool.

Please see Connecting to eduroam using eduroam CAT (Configuration Assistant Tool) for instructions.

Method 2

Please note: Android devices vary and the process may look slightly different on your device.

  1. From the home screen go to the Apps menu (Fig.1)

    Apps button on home screen…
    Fig.1 - Apps menu icon
  2. Find and tap on Settings (Fig.2) – you may have to swipe several screens to the right to find it

    Settings icon…
    Fig.2 - Settings icon
  3. In the Wireless & Networks section (Fig.3) select Wi-Fi

    Wi-Fi option in Settings menu…
    Fig.3 - Wi-Fi icon
  4. The Wi-Fi screen will open and display a list of available networks (Fig.4) Select eduroam

    eduroam icon…
    Fig.4 - eduroam icon
  5. You will be prompted to sign in to the wireless network. Enter the following details in the settings menu (Fig.5):

    EAP method: PEAP
    Phase-2 authentication: MSCHAPV2
    CA certificate: Use system certificates (if this option is not available, please try Method 1 or contact IT Services)
    Domain: ucl.ac.uk
    Identity: Your UCL user ID appended with @ucl.ac.uk for connecting to eduroam (e.g. ucxxzano @ ucl.ac.uk)
    Anonymous identity: anonymous @ ucl.ac.uk
    Password: your UCL password

    Settings that should be entered to connect to eduroam…
    Fig.5 - eduroam network settings
  6. You should now be connected to the eduroam network (Fig.6)

    connected eduroam…
    Fig.6 - eduroam connected in networks list
  7. Press the Home key underneath the screen to exit Settings and return the main screen

Related guides

For further instructions please see Wi-Fi troubleshooting & known issues.

Help & Support

For further help and assistance you will need to contact the IT Services.

 

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