Eduroam

Eduroam

Eduroam is a secure global wireless access service for the educational and research community that will soon be offered across Minnesota State colleges and universities. Minnesota State students and employees can use their StarID credentials (StarID@go.minnstate.edu or StarID@minnstate.edu) to access the Wi-Fi when visiting participating institutions. Visitors from other eduroam-participating colleges and universities can access the Wi-Fi at participating Minnesota State colleges and universities using the usernames and passwords from their home institutions.

At Minnesota State, eduroam serves the goal of improving seamless access across the colleges and universities. Instead of wondering how to get access to the guest Wi-Fi, you can simply use eduroam. Once a device is configured to use eduroam, it can automatically join: open your laptop or phone, and go.

Eduroam does not completely replace guest wireless networks, but it does facilitate wireless access for education users, including students and employees of any Minnesota State college or university, and faculty visiting from other higher education institutions.


How to connect to Eduroam

Before traveling to another eduroam-participating institution, we recommend signing onto eduroam at your home campus with each device you will be using, to be sure everything works. Connecting involves installing a security certificate.

Connecting to Eduroam

  1. On your device, select eduroam from the list of available Wi-Fi networks.
  2. You will be prompted to sign onto the network. Enter the following for credentials. Username: StarID@minnstate.edu for employees or StarID@go.minnstate.edu for students (for example, ab1234cd@minnstate.edu). Password: your StarID password
  3. You may be prompted to accept a security certificate. If this happens, verify the certificate is from radius.mnstate.us. If so, click OK to accept.

If your device asks for more information, use the following settings:

  • Security: 802.1x EAP
  • EAP Method: TTLS 
  • Phase-2 Authentication: PAP or GTC
  • Proxy Settings: none
  • IP Settings: DHCP
  • CA Certificate: Use system certificates
  • Domain: minnstate.edu
  • Anonymous Identity: not needed, leave blank

Using the Eduroam configuration assistant

Some devices, especially those running Windows older than Windows 10, may require the use of eduroam’s configuration assistant to make eduroam work. Note that this requires administrative privileges on your device.

  1. Go to https://cat.eduroam.org/
  2. Click/tap the “eduroam user: download your eduroam installer” button.
  3. Select Minnesota State Colleges and Universities as your Home Institution.
  4. Click Download your eduroam installer for your operating system
  5. Enter the following when prompted. Username: StarID@minnstate.edu for employees or StarID@go.minnstate.edu for students (for example, ab1234cd@minnstate.edu). Password: your StarID password
  6. Go to your device’s Wi-Fi setting and select eduroam
  7. Your device is connected to eduroam and will automatically connect at eduroam-participating institutions.
     

Last Modified: 11/15/17 8:39 AM