Connect to wifi through eduroam

The eduroam network is UNI's wifi network for current UNI students, faculty, and staff. Guests can access UNI's Guest WiFi network. Below are instructions to help you connect your device. If you have a wired device on the residential network, check out our instructions for connecting.


  1. Open the network icon in the lower-right corner of your screen. Find the eduroam SSID and choose it.
    Available SSIDs inclusing eduroam
  2. You will see a prompt to connect. Make sure Connect automatically is checked and choose Connect.
    Connect option
  3. You will see a prompt to accept a security certificate and choose Connect.
    eduroam connect
  4. Enter your CatID username followed by Example: Then enter your passphrase and choose OK.
    sign in


  1. Choose the wifi icon in the top-right of the screen and choose the eduroam network.
    eduroam MacOS WiFi Options
  2. You will be prompted to enter your CatID username followed by Example: Then enter your passphrase and choose Join.
    login for eduroam
  3. You will be prompted to Accept the certificate for the wireless network. Please choose Continue.Certificate acceptance prompt.


  1. Make sure your wifi is turned on and open up the wifi networks. Tap on eduroam to connect.
    Android eduroam
  2. Enter your CatID username in the Identity field followed by Example: Scroll down to the password field, enter your passphrase, and choose Connect.
    Android settings
    If you can't connect, your device should be should set to the following options:
    EAP method: PEAP
    Phase 2 authentication: MSCHAPV2
    CA certificate: Use system certificates *Some devices do not have this option and must be set to Do not validate instead
    Identity: [username]
    Password: Your CatID passphrase


  1. Open up Settings and choose Wi-Fi.
  2. Enter your CatID username followed by Example: Then enter your passphrase and choose Join.
    IOS eduroam 2
  3. You may be prompted to accept a certificate. The information listed will be:
  • Name:
  • Issued by: InCommon
  • Expires: 5/22/24

iPhone Cert Warning


Other/Incompatible devices

To work on eduroam, devices must support WPA-Enterprise (not just WPA-Personal) encryption. Below is list of all the incompatible wireless devices on eduroam. Some of the below devices work through a wired connection on the ResNet network.

Wired only Unusable on ResNet
BluRay players Amazon Echo, Google Home, and Apple HomePod
Smart TVs Chromecast
Apple TV Amazon Fire Stick, Amazon Fire TV Cube
Playstation 4 Roku Streaming Stick
Xbox One Printers (use USB or Bluetooth)
Nintendo Switch (with USB LAN adapter)  
Roku Player (with Ethernet port)  

Still need help?

  1. Try Forgetting the eduroam network and then reconnecting.
  2. Make sure your CatID username and password are entered correctly. You can test this out on another device with internet access by logging into the myUNIverse portal.
  3. Devices should have their networking settings set to automatic.
  4. The date and time set correctly on your device.

To connect to eduroam, your device needs to be configured as follows-

Protocol Support: 802.11ac or 802.11n or 802.11ax
SSID: eduroam
Security: 802.1x using WPA-Enterprise
Authentication: PEAP or EAP-TLS
Tunneled Authentication: MS CHAP v2
Certificate: InCommon RSA Server CA
Encryption: AES

If you need to manually install the client certificate you can use this copy,

If you're still having problems, contact the IT Service Desk.


Aaron Howard - Network Architect & Manager, Network & Infrastructure Services
Ryan Dupuy - Network Engineer, Network & Infrastructure Services
Shane Folkerts - Network Engineer, Network & Infrastructure Services
Wesley Jones - Systems/Network Administrator, Network & Infrastructure Services
  • ITTC 36
  • (319) 273-5555
  • Service Hub