Connecting to eduroam with Android

Question

How do I connect to eduroam from an android phone or tablet? 

Overview

eduroam is the preferred Wi-Fi network for students, faculty, staff and guests personally owned devices to use that's secure and once set up, can be used throughout campus as well as any other university throughout the world that has an eduroam network.

To connect your Android device to eduroam, you must have an active StarID account and Internet access. MavGuest or MavNet can be used if available.

 

NOTE: Directions and screen shots may differ depending on the phone

 

Androids

Samsung 11.0 and Newer 

Samsung 10.0 and Older 

 

Samsung 10.0 and Older

  1. From the device that you are trying to connect to eduroam, make sure the device has internet access.
  2. Using an Internet browser, navigate directly to wifi.mnsu.edu (available from on or off campus)
  3. Select Download and download SecureW2 JoinNow

  1. Go back to the webpage and Select JoinNow
  2. Sign in with your StarID@go.minnstate.edu and password (for students, alumni, and emeritus) or StarID@minnstate.edu and password (for current employees)
  3. On the next screen, select Continue > You should see screen that says Enrolling..
  4. Once the device is done enrolling, you should see the image below:

 

  1. Tap on Go to Wi-Fi Settings
  2. A notification should appear in the notification bar > To view the notification scroll downwards from the top of your phone 
  3. Tap on the down arrow next to the notification called Android System Connect to Wi-Fi networks? Suggest by JoinNow MultiOS 

 

  1. Tap on Yes

  1. eduroam should then connect successfully if eduroam is available where your Android device is located.

The installer will attempt to forget the MavNet and MavNet-Encrypted networks if they have been used before. Forgetting the other networks is desirable to ensure that the device will prefer to use eduroam whenever it is on campus. To check this:

  1. Click on the Settings icon on the top right and tap on Connections > Wi-Fi > select MavNet and tap on the gear icon to the right
  2. Tap on Forget on the bottom right
  3. Repeat the process for MavNet-Encrypted

Your Android device is now set up to use eduroam. It will work wherever you are throughout the world that an eduroam network is available if you are a current student or employee at Minnesota State University, Mankato. Changing your StarID password will not require any Wi-Fi related updates on your Android device.

Details

Article ID: 74
Created
Wed 1/26/22 2:33 PM
Modified
Mon 5/23/22 4:50 PM