Wireless - Eduroam

Eduroam, or education roaming, is the primary NDSU wireless network. Students, faculty and staff should connect their laptops, smartphones, tablets and other wireless-only devices to eduroam, if possible.


NDSU is a participating member of eduroam, which is a global Internet access service. It allows NDSU students, faculty and staff to connect to secure wireless Internet on NDSU's campus and, without any additional setup, at other educational institutions around the world that are part of the eduroam network. Guests from those other institutions can similarly connect to wireless on NDSU's campus without any additional setup. View a map of participating institutions.
Benefits include:
  • Robust wireless infrastructure
  • One-time setup per device
  • Available in all main campus buildings, the downtown campus, and at two outdoor locations
  • Able to connect to eduroam wireless at any other participating institution with no additional setup
If you have any questions or need assistance, email the IT Help Desk or call at 701-231-8685

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Intended Audience

  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Students

Using this solution


24/7/365 [*Standard outages]


University-funded: no charge.


Must be a student, staff, or faculty member of North Dakota State University

Getting Started

Follow the instructions below to connect your wireless devices to the eduroam network.
  1. Select eduroam from the available wireless network on your device
  2. You will be prompted to enter your username and password. Use the following login information
    • Username: @ndsu.edu email address (not @ndus.edu)
    • Password: Bison Login password
  3. Connect
    • Some devices may prompt you to trust or accept the certificate before the device will connect
If your device asks for additional configuration settings, reference the information under Additional Connection Information for these settings. 

Additional Connection Information

Some devices, such as Android smartphones and Chromebooks, may require you to manually configure additional settings. Use the information below to configure the eduroam network on these devices. Some OS versions auto-configure some of these settings, so you may not see them or be able to change them, while other settings you will have to set yourself and may need to try the different options for each setting.
  • Security: WPA2/WPA3-Enterprise
  • EAP Method: PEAP
  • Phase 2 authentication: MSCHAPV2
  • CA certificate: Use system certificates or Default
  • Online Certificate Status: Do not validate
  • Domain: radius-peap.ad.ndsu.edu or ndsu.edu
  • Identity: Bison Login (@ndsu.edu email address)
  • Anonymous Identity: Leave blank or enter anonymous@ndsu.edu email address
  • Password: Bison Login password

Chromebooks may also have the following fields, fill them in as indicated below:

  • Subject match: leave blank
  • Subject alternative name match: leave blank
  • Domain suffix match: ndsu.edu or ad.ndsu.edu

Frequently Asked Questions

Who may use eduroam?

Eduroam is available to current NDSU students, faculty and staff, and it is available to guests who have set up their devices to connect to eduroam at other participating institutions.

What devices can connect to eduroam?

Most laptops, smartphones and tablets can connect to eduroam. Other devices may connect on a case-by-case basis. For a device to be able to connect to eduroam, it must support WPA2 Enterprise authentication. Commonly used devices that cannot connect to eduroam include game consoles, smart TVs, printers, Chromecasts, and Rokus. For devices with Ethernet jacks, we recommend using a wired connection for a faster, more stable connection.
For devices in the Residence Halls that cannot connect via eduroam or a wired Ethernet connection, please see Wireless Internet of Things (IoT) for connection information.

Data Security

Eduroam may be used to access public, private and restricted data, as defined by North Dakota University System Data Classification Standards. All NDSU students, faculty and staff are responsible for protecting private and restricted data, including data subject to export control regulations, FERPA, PCI and other pertinent state and federal laws and industry regulations. Keep your devices up to date, including operating systems and applications, and make sure your devices are protected with anti-malware before connecting to any wireless network. Contact the NDSU information security office if you have questions or concerns.

    Keywordswireless, internet   Doc ID95877
    OwnerSteve S.GroupIT Knowledge Base
    Created2019-11-15 14:55:14Updated2024-04-10 09:20:06
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