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.
- Primary NDSU wireless network
- One-time setup per device
- Available in all campus buildings and at two outdoor locations
- Able to connect to eduroam wireless at any other participating institution with no additional setup
To begin the setup, complete steps 1-5, and then select the type of device you have for device-specific instructions
- Connect your device to the NDSU Instructions wireless network
- Open your web browser. If not automatically redirected, go to wireless.ndsu.edu
- Check the box to agree to the terms, then click Start
- Click on NDSU
- Log in using your NDSU Electronic ID and password
- Click on your Device type (if not using Android, Apple iOS, macOS, Windows, or Chrome OS, choose Other Devices)
- Select the device type below for device specific instructions
- Click on the Download for Windows link. Either run the file, or save it and then run it.
- Note: Some antivirus programs prevent you from downloading and/or running .exe files. If you are unable to run the program, please temporarily disable your antivirus program and try again.
- Allow the app to make changes to your device, if prompted.
- Enter your NDSU Email address as your username (it will automatically change @ndsu.edu to @ad.ndsu.edu in your username)
- Enter your NDSU Electronic ID password
- Click Next
- Close the Wizard once it says you are connected.
Note: If you enter your email address or password incorrectly, or get an error that states Registration URL Failed, please click File then Start Over to re-enter your credentials.
- Click on the Download for MacOS link
- Click Continue, and then Install
- Enter your Mac password, if prompted
- After installation completes, click the Airport icon, and choose Open Network Preferences
- Click Advanced, then choose NDSU Instructions from the list, and click the minus button (-)
- Click OK. It should then connect to eduroam automatically. If not, select it from the drop-down menu.
- Click Step 1, and choose which marketplace you want to download the app from
- Click Install in your App Store to install Cloudpath
- Once it is done installing, press the back button on your phone
- Close the App Store selection menu. Click Step 2
- Click Continue, then enter your NDSU Email address (it will automatically change @ndsu.edu to @ad.ndsu.edu in your username).
- Enter your NDSU Electronic ID password. Click Continue
- Click Done
Note: If you enter your email address or password incorrectly, or get an error that states Registration URL Failed, please click the Drop-down arrow in the upper right corner of the app, then Start Over to re-enter your credentials.
- Click Install in the upper right corner
- Enter your lock code, if prompted
- Click Install
- Click Done
- Go to the iOS settings, and navigate to Wi-Fi
- Click on eduroam to connect
Chrome OS Devices
- Click Step 1: Download the Network Profile
- Under Step 2: Import Network Files, highlight chrome://net-internals/#chromeos and copy it
- Open a new browser tab and paste the address
- Click the Choose File button under Import ONC file
- Select the eduroam.onc file and click Open
- It will appear that nothing happened unless it reports an error
- Select the wireless icon in the tray and connect to the eduroam network
- Enter your NDSU electronic ID followed by @ad.ndsu.edu in the Identity field (e.g. email@example.com)
- Enter your NDSU electronic ID password in the Password field
- Click Connect
We offer limited instructions on how to connect using devices not listed above. Please try to follow the instructions for your device provided on the Cloudpath web page. Below are the generic settings you need to connect to eduroam using PEAP authentication:
- EAP Method: PEAP
- Phase 2 Authentication: MSCHAPV2
- CA certificate: N/A, unspecified, or Do not validate
- Domain: leave blank
- Identity: NDSU Electronic ID followed by @ad.ndsu.edu
- Anonymous Identity: leave blank
- Password: NDSU Electronic ID password
If you are still unable to connect your device, please bring it to the IT Help Desk in QBB 150 or Barry Hall 270. Or, you can call the IT Help Desk at 701-231-8685.
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 the NDSU IoT (Internet of Things) page for connection information.
Help & Support
If you have questions or need assistance, contact the IT Help Desk.
The Eduroam service is available for:
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, HIPAA, 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.