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Connecting to Eduroam via Android 2.3.3 - 2.3.7


Contents



1. Introduction

The following instructions apply to using the Eduroam wireless service on a device running the Android operating system versions 2.3.3 - 2.3.7.

Eduroam is supported on Android OS from version 1.6 onwards. However we have seen some issues with devices running 2.3 as documented at http://blogs.oucs.ox.ac.uk/networks/2012/01/25/eduroam-connectivity-issues-on-android-2-3/

  1. From the home screen, push the Menu button on your device as indicated below, note that on some devices this button is contained as part of the touch screen.

    Figure 1_edu_and2.3_MenuButton.png []

  2. Tap Settings from the menu on the screen as shown:

    Figure 2_edu_and2.3_Settings.png []

  3. Tap Wireless and Network

    Figure 3_edu_and2.3_Wireless.png []

  4. Tap Wi-Fi Settings

    Figure 4_edu_and2.3_WirelessSettings.png []

  5. If not already ticked then Tap Wi-Fi to turn on your wireless networking, a list of nearby networks will then be populated under the heading WiFi Networks as shown in the image below:

    Figure 5_edu_and2.3_WirelessScan.png []

  6. Tap the [eduroam] network in the list, note that you may need to scroll down to locate it.

    Figure 6_edu_and2.3_EduroamSelect.png []

  7. Ensure the settings match the image below, you can change each entry by simply tapping each one in turn to reveal a list of options.
    • [EAP] = PEAP
    • [Phase 2 Authentication] = MSCHAPV2
    • [CA certificate] = Unspecified
    • [User certificate] = Unspecified

    Figure 7_edu_and2.3_EduroamSec.png []

  8. Enter your Remote Access account username followed by @OX.AC.UK in the User name field (for example oucs1234@OX.AC.UK). If you see an Anonymous identity field as shown in the example below then add in your Remote Access account username again followed by @OX.AC.UK e.g. oucs1234@OX.AC.UK.

    Figure 8_edu_and2.3_EduroamID.png []

  9. Next enter your Remote Access password (as set via https://register.it.ox.ac.uk/self/remote_access) in the Password field, as shown above.
  10. Finally hit the Connect button.
  11. Wait a little while (usually just a few seconds) until the message eduroam network in the list is shown in bold with the word Connected below as shown in the following image:

    Figure 9_edu_and2.3_EduroamConnected.png []

  12. The network profile for the eduroam network will now be saved to your device. Reconnection will occur automatically whenever your devices WiFi is switched on and within range of an eduroam access point.

Troubleshooting Checklist

If you're having trouble configuring eduroam please try the following two suggestions first:

Occasionally Android users have problems with the connection dropping. We have had reports that WiFi Fixer can solve these issues. We have not tested this claim.

Users must abide by the user use agreement a copy of which is available at:http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/statutes/regulations/196-052.shtml

If you have questions about these instructions or need other assistance, contact help@it.ox.ac.uk