WiFi: How to Connect to eduroam

Visitors from eduroam-participating universities can obtain access to University of Minnesota WiFi using the user names and passwords they use at their home institutions. Likewise, when you travel to participating institutions, you may use your University of Minnesota Internet ID and password to log in to the network. Users must sign on to eduroam on their home campus before traveling to other campuses to get their security certificate enabled. You will need to sign on to eduroam with each device that you will be using so that the security certificate is enabled on each device.

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A Note About Guests, Gaming Consoles, and Streaming Devices

Guests who do not have a UMN account or are not from eduroam-participating universities need to use UMN-Guest Wifi access instead of eduroam.

Gaming consoles and streaming devices:

  • This article's connecting to eduroam instructions are for devices that support WPA2 (username and password) authentication.
  • If you are trying to connect a device, such a TV or game console, that does not accept WPA2 authentication please follow the instructions to Register a gaming console or streaming device
  • Connecting a personally-owned wireless printer to eduroam is not recommended. Contact Technology Help for how to set up wireless printers in the residence halls.

Connecting to eduroam

  1. On your device, navigate to the area where you can view all WiFi networks that are in range.
  2. Select eduroam from the list of available networks.
  3. Your device will now prompt you to log in to the network. Use the following credentials:
    • Username: [YourInternetID]@umn.edu
    • Password: Normal login password (same as email, MyU, etc.)
      • If you are a student, staff, or faculty on one of the University of Minnesota system campuses, please replace '@umn.edu' as shown above with one of the following:
        • Crookston - @crk.umn.edu
        • Duluth - @d.umn.edu
        • Morris - @morris.umn.edu
        • Rochester - @umn.edu (no change) 
        • MPhysicians or Fairview users - @umn.edu (no change)
  4. Choose to select the security certificate, if prompted. You may be asked to accept the security certificate multiple times.

NOTE: If you are at participating eduroam institution, but have never logged into eduroam while on the University of Minnesota campus, you will need to Download eduroam via eduroam CAT (Configuration Assistant Tool).

Is your device asking you for additional information? Use the following settings.

  • Security: 802.1x EAP
  • EAP Method: PEAP
  • Phase-2 Authentication: MSCHAPV2
    • On a Chrome book, this may sometimes need to be set to Automatic.
  • CA certificate: Use system certificates
  • Domain: umn.edu
  • Identity: Your full University of Minnesota Email Address
  • Anonymous Identity: not needed, leave blank
  • Password: Your normal login password
  • Proxy Settings: none
  • IP Settings: DHCP

Updating your Network Preferences

For the best WiFi experience on campus, set eduroam as your preferred or default network on your device, and remove or forget former networks (such as UofM-Guest). Since this process is device-specific, look up directions for how to forget a network and/or set a preferred or default network for your specific device. You may also need to forget your network if you have changed your password and eduroam is not asking you to reauthenticate your credentials.

If you have questions updating these settings, please contact Technology Help. 

Still having problems? See our Troubleshooting Guide.

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