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eduroam Wireless Access

Important information on how to connect Android 11 devices to eduroam. Users who connect to eduroam from on-campus residences may need to update the eduroam security certificate.

eduroam provides simple, secure connectivity from thousands of access points at universities worldwide. The eduroam network enables Stanford students, staff, and faculty who visit other participating educational institutions to connect to the internet securely using Cardinal Key or their Stanford login credentials. For more information on eduroam, visit eduroam.org.

How to get online with eduroam

Connect from an on-campus location

  1. To connect to eduroam, select eduroam from the list of available networks on your device. Refer to How to Change Your Default Wireless Network for instructions.
    Note: If you are switching to eduroam from "Stanford Secure,"  you should also delete or forget the “Stanford Secure” network.
  2. Authenticate to eduroam in one of two ways:
    • If you have Cardinal Key installed on your device, connecting to eduroam is automatic — you won’t need to enter a username or password.
      Note: You must use a Cardinal Key that was issued after Jan. 1, 2021, as these newer Cardinal Keys include the information necessary to connect to eduroam. 
    • You can also authenticate to eduroam using your login as SUNetID@stanford.edu along with your SUNet password.

Connect from an off-campus location

  1. Accept the radius-cert.stanford.edu
  2. If prompted, authenticate to eduroam via Cardinal Key or using your login as SUNetID@stanford.edu along with your SUNet password.

How to enroll your device in Cardinal Key

Visit the Cardinal Key website for instructions on how to download and install a Cardinal Key.

eduroam FAQS

Will I be able to access the same resources using eduroam that I accessed previously with “Stanford Secure”?
Yes, resources should be accessible for wireless devices that are registered in the Stanford network database (NetDB) on eduroam as they are on “Stanford Secure.” We will request firewall rules for eduroam that will provide the same access to resources as Stanford Secure. To do this, we must first receive authorization from the current firewall rule owners. We’ve already sent a communication to these individuals asking for approval. If you are unable to access a resource using eduroam, you should reach out to your firewall rule owner or LNA directly to see if the firewall rule has been approved. If you don’t know who your LNA is, contact your local IT team.
Will I need to use a VPN to access Stanford resources using eduroam if I’m visiting another institution?
If you use VPN to access Stanford resources from off-campus locations, you will also need to use a VPN to access the resource using eduroam at other institutions.
What should I do if I’m unable to connect to eduroam using my SUNetID and password?
Follow these instructions to reconnect your device. If you still have issues, submit a Help request.
Why am I having trouble connecting to eduroam with my Android 11 device?
The new Android 11 update changes the way your device connects to trusted networks like eduroam. You can reconnect your Android device to eduroam by following these steps.

Learn more about eduroam

Last modified March 11, 2021