Connect to the eduroam Wireless Network

Cedarville has joined over 500 other institutions as a participant of the eduroam wireless federation community, which means anyone with Cedarville credentials (current students, faculty, staff, and alumni) can use their Cedarville email address and CedarNet password to connect to the Wi-Fi network ‘eduroam’ on our campus and others around the world. 

Information Technology strongly recommends that users connect to the eduroam network using the following instructions. The eduroam network provides increased security, fewer prompts to log in, and access to CedarPrint

In addition, the eduroam network is available in many universities across the world that have agreed to provide wireless internet access to members of other universities. After setting up eduroam on Cedarville's campus, your device will automatically connect at any location where eduroam is available. 

Note: If you recently changed your password or username you will need to forget eduroam as a network on your device then follow the appropriate steps below to reconnect.  Once connected again you should not have to change or update information until you modify your username, password, or change devices.


To connect to eduroam in Windows 10 or 11: 

  1. Open the wireless connections on your computer > Select [eduroam] > Click "Connect."
  2. You should be prompted to enter a username and password. Enter your full email address as the username and your CedarNet password > Click "Connect."
  3. Your computer will prompt you to make sure that you want to connect to the network. Click "Connect."
  4. Your computer should now be connected to the eduroam network. 


For MacOS versions 10.6.8 and later:

  1. Wi-Fi should be turned on by default to automatically detect available wireless networks. If not, turn it on.
  2. Click the wireless icon in your upper toolbar > Select "eduroam."
  3. Log in using your full email address and CedarNet password. Click [OK]. If you are asked to "Verify Certificate," click [Continue]. You should now be connected to eduroam.

iOS Devices

For any iPhone, iPad, or iPod:

  1. On your iPhone, iPod, or iPad, open the Settings app > Tap [Wi-Fi] > Tap [eduroam].
  2. When prompted, enter your full email address as the username, and your CedarNet password > Tap [Join].
  3. When the certificate warning appears, tap [Accept]. You should now be connected to eduroam.


For Android phones and tablets

  1. Open the Settings app on your Android device (phone, phablet, or tablet), and make sure the switch next to [Wi-Fi] is set to [On].
  2. Tap [Wi-Fi], and wait for available networks to be discovered. Tap [eduroam] to start connecting to the network.
  3. Your device should automatically detect the following network settings:
    • Security: 802.1x EAP
    • EAP Method: PEAP
    • Phase 2 Authentication: MSCHAPv2
    • CA certificate: Use System Certificates (on some versions, this field may not be editable)
    • Online Certificate Status: Request Certificate Status or Do Not Verify (on some versions, this setting may not exist)
    • Domain:
  4. Enter your full email address in the "Identity" field.
  5. Leave the "Anonymous Identity" field blank.
  6. Enter your CedarNet password in the "Password" field.Tap [Connect]. Your device should return to the wireless network list and show that it has successfully connected to eduroam.


Chrome Books and some other Google Products

  1. Click the network icon from the status bar in the lower right corner of the screen.
  2. Click the network status button located beneath your name and email address.
  3. Click [Join other...] in the lower left corner of the menu box.
  4. Enter the appropriate information in the corresponding fields as follows:
    • SSID: eduroam
    • Security: EAP
    • EAP method: PEAP
    • Phase 2 authentication: Automatic (If automatic is not an option select MSCHAPV2)
    • Server CA certificate: Do not check
    • Identity: (your full email address)
    • Password: (your CedarNet password)
    • Anonymous identity: (leave blank)
    • All other locations should be blank
  5. Check the “Save identity and password” box.
  6. Click [Connect]. You should be connected to eduroam. 

Note: If the above settings don't work, 1) under "Server CA certificate," select "Default," and under "Domain," type ""

Ubuntu (Linux)

These steps and photos are from version 10.10. The same steps also work on newer versions. 

1. Open Wireless Network menu > Select "eduroam"

2. In the Wireless Network Authentication Required box, enter the following setting:

  • Wireless security: WPA & WPA2 Enterprise
  • Authentication: Protected EAP (PEAP) 

3. The rest of the setting should set automatically as shown. 

4. Enter your full email address and password in the respective fields > Click [Connect].

5. If you receive an error message stating "No Certificate Authority certificate chosen," click [Ignore]. 

A message will display saying the connection is established. Open your web browser to access the Internet.

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