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Connect to eduroam WiFi

eduroam is Cal Poly's primary WiFi network, available to students, staff and faculty. Connecting a device to the network requires a one-time setup, using your full Cal Poly email address (including the @calpoly.edu) and password. Once you've logged into eduroam, you can connect on campus at Cal Poly or any time you visit an eduroam-member institution in the U.S. and worldwide. network.

Game consoles, media streaming and other smart devices in campus housing should connect to the CP-IoT-Secure

You may see a one-time system message when connecting to the eduroam network, requiring you to manually accept a certificate. "Trust" the certificate to connect to the network.

Windows

  1. Click the Network or Wi-Fi icon on the taskbar

  2. Select the eduroam WiFi network from the list and click on the Connect button

    Connect to eduroam on a Windows computer

     

  3. Enter your university (Cal Poly) email address (username@calpoly.edu) and the password you normally use at your home university. Click on the OK button.

    wifi pop-up. eduroam. Enter your username and password. Username is calpoly email. Password is calpoly password. Ok button is highlighted

     

  4. Click the Connect button.

    WiFi pop-up. eduroam. Continue connecting. Connect button is highlighted

     

  5. You should now be connected to the eduroam WiFi network.

macOS

  1. From the menu bar, click the WiFi icon

  2. Select the eduroam WiFi network from the list.

     

  3. Enter your university (Cal Poly) email address (username@calpoly.edu) and the password you normally use at your home university, then click the OK button.

     

  4. You should now be connected to the eduroam WiFi network.

    eduroam network showing with wifi icon illuminated indicating connected.

Chromebook

When connecting to eduroam on a Chromebook, use the following settings:

eduroam settings for Chromebook
  • EAP method: PEAP

  • Phase 2: MSCHAPv2

  • Server CA certificate: Do not check.

  • Identity: Your university (Cal Poly) email address (username@calpoly.edu)

  • Password: Your university (Cal Poly) password

  • Anonymous identity: Your university (Cal Poly) email address

iOS

  1. From your Home screen, go to Settings > Wi-Fi.

  2. Select the eduroam WiFi network from the list.

    iOS settings for WiFi. Choose a network. eduroam is highlighted
  3. Enter your university (Cal Poly) email address (username@calpoly.edu) and the password you normally use at your home university.

  4. Tap Join. If you can't tap Join, the password you've entered is incorrect.

    eduroam login window on an iOS device. Username entered is calpoly email. Password entered is calpoly account password. Join button is highlighted

     

  5. On the Certificate screen, tap Trust.

    iOS wifi network certificate. Trust is highlighted.

     

  6. You should now be connected to the eduroam WiFi network.

    iOS Settings panel with check mark next to eduroam indicating that it is connected.

If you are unable to connect to eduroam after following these instructions, force restart your device then try connecting again.

Android

  1. From your Home screen, open your device's Settings app. Tap Wi-Fi

  2. Select the eduroam WiFi network from the list.

  3. Make sure the following information matches the information on your phone. Enter your university (Cal Poly) email address (username@calpoly.edu) and the password you normally use at your home university. 

    Android wifi settings. eduroam. Identity is calpoly email. Password is calpoly password. Connect button is highlighted

     

    • EAP method: PEAP

    • Phase 2: MSCHAPv2

    • CA certificate: Use system certificates (This field may be automatically populated on some Android phones.)

      • Online Certificate Status: Do not validate

      • NOTE: With these certificate settings, the connection is secure and fully encrypted to the normal standard.

    • Domain: calpoly.edu

    • Identity: Your university (Cal Poly) email address (username@calpoly.edu)

    • Anonymous identity: leave blank

    • Password: Your university (Cal Poly) password

  4. Tap Connect. You should now be connected to the eduroam WiFi network.

If you're still unable to connect, try placing your email address in both the Identity and Anonymous identity fields.


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