Connecting to Eduroam via Android (incl. Ice Cream, Jelly Bean) with UvA credentials

Simple instructions to connect to the Eduroam network via Android with your University of Amsterdam credentials. Scroll down for recent updates!

My old settings: Tested on the Google Nexus One

  1. Go to Settings > Wireless & networks > Wi-Fi settings
  2. Tap Eduroam
  3. You get a display with connect settings, please enter the following:
  4. EAP method: TTLS
  5. Phase 2 authentication:  PAP
  6. Identity: yourlogin@uva.nl
  7. Wireless password: yourpassword
  8. Connect

That’s it! Happy surfing and browsing.

UPDATE 1

My settings as of January 1, 2012 are as follows:

  • EAP Method: PEAP
  • Phase 2 authentication: None
  • CA certificate: (unspecified)
  • User certificate: (unspecified)
  • Identity: uvanetid (for example: janssens12@uva.nl)
  • Anonymous identity: left empty
  • Password: password for your uvanetid

UPDATE 2: Android 4.0 Ice Cream

Instructions as of September 4, 2012 are as follows:

  1. Go to Settings > Wireless & networks > Wi-Fi settings
  2. Tap Eduroam
  3. You get a display with connect settings, please enter the following:
  4. Identity: yourlogin@uva.nl (your uvanetid@uva.nl)
  5. Password: yourpassword (password for your uvanetid)
  6. Tick: Show Advanced Settings
  7. EAP method: TTLS
  8. Phase 2 authentication:  PAP
  9. (Leave all other Advanced settings as they are)
  10. Connect

UPDATE 3: Nexus 4 with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean

Instructions as of May 29, 2013 are as follows:

  1. Go to Settings > Wi-Fi
  2. Tap Eduroam
  3. You get a display with connect settings, please enter the following:
  4. EAP method: TTLS
  5. Phase 2 authentication: None
  6. CA certificate: (unspecified)
  7. User certificate (unspecified)
  8. Identity: yourlogin@uva.nl (your uvanetid@uva.nl)
  9. Anonymous identity: [leave empty]
  10. Password: yourpassword (password for your uvanetid)
  11. Connect

Please note that I do not provide support but I am very happy with people asking questions and helping each other out in the comments.

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  5. …Or Android 1.5 like me on my LG GW620.
    The problem is that Eduroam is a WPA2 Enterprise network and that is not implemented in 1.5 or 1.6
    I’ve tried creating a config manually (it’s Linux after all so it simply runs wpa_supplicant) but wpa_supplicant simply chokes on the config or refuses to connect. So if I want to use WiFi at the UvA I have to use the UvAGuests network and refresh my UvAGuests account every 2 weeks. Very inconvenient.

    Jeremy

  6. I have the following problem. After step 6 (“Identity”) my HTC Legend (running Android 2.1) asks for “Anonymous Identity”.
    I don’t know how to react, I’ve tried various entries, but of no avail. When I enter my pw and try to connect to EduRoam nothing happens….

  7. I think the UvA recently changed its authentication method with the introduction of the guest accounts. I’ll see if I can still connect with my Nexus One and if not, if there’s a new way of connecting to the network. Hopefully I’ll keep you posted!

  8. I can confirm Caspar’s reply, it worked for me after two tries. Make sure to reset the security settings after each try.

  9. Updated my LG GW620 with the OpenEtna ROM so it’s now running Froyo. I can now easily connect to Eduroam with my phone by following the instructions above. Thanks!

    Best,

    Jeremy

  10. Thanks a bunch! On android 2.2 (w/ Sense) I had to scroll up while setting the connection (it went straight to phase 2 without asking for phase 1). Other than that it worked like a charm.

  11. And does anyone know how to connect to the UvA VPN thru Android? That is helpful if you want to use extended library services… but the UvA IT could not say anything about it… The settings for iPhone are there but not for Android….

  12. When I tap on Eduroam, it immediately wants me only the credential password. So, I cannot change the setting. and it doesn’t accept my UvA password too.
    Any idea?
    Thanks

        1. I managed to connect to eduroam this week (I had a very boring lecture). Apparently my laptop asks to set some kind of security password so not everyone can access the wifi settings. I just had to enter the same password twice and after that I got to the Eduroam settings menu.
          Hope this is the case for Sam too!

      1. Hi, I had the same problem and found the solution:
        The password Android asks of you is only a password to secure the credentials you are about to enter, so just for your own phone-security. The password you have to enter there, you can make up on the spot, after which a screen pops up and you can enter the desired security settings as mentioned above.
        Then it should work.

  13. Hi!
    Ik heb alle instructies gevolgd waaronder het opnieuw instellen van password credentials en de instelling voor eduroam zoals hierboven. Vervolgens is mijn tel een hele tijd bezig met connecten, scannen en uiteindelijk disconnected. Dit gaat steeds zo door.. Wat gaat hier fout?? wie kan mij helpen? Ik heb een HTC desire S trouwens.. :) thanks

    1. Once again in English: I followed all the instructions from resetting password for credentials to the instructions above. It connects, then scans but eventually ends up disconnected, and this repeats several times. Who can help me out, what is going wrong here? Btw, I have a HTC desire S :)!
      thankyou

      1. Hi, unfortunately I do not have a solution. However, I updated the blog post to show you the settings I am currently using which are slightly different than the original blog post. Hope that helps.

  14. I have the same problem, with the old settings as well as the new settings (the January 2012 update). My Galaxy Nexus is trying for a while, and eventually quits connecting due to a ‘verification problem’. My Galaxy S did well though, also in January (with old settings).

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  16. Hello Anne,

    with the CA certificate unspecified your mobile device does not authenticate the wifi network. This means that anyone (nearby) could pose as “eduroam” and your device would send them your credentials.

    That is not good.

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