Intro to eduroam
Previously, SDSU's only wireless network, SDSU Wireless, was unencrypted and not secure.
eduroam is SDSU's secured and encrypted wireless network. This additional layer of
security protects the user with an encrypted session, and makes eduroam our recommended
WiFi network at SDSU. San Diego State University is a member of a “federated” WiFi
network called eduroam. The eduroam members agree to name their secure WiFi network “eduroam” and configure
their networks in a similar manner. The benefit of this agreement is that SDSU students,
faculty, and staff can securely connect to a large number of other university networks
just like they would on SDSU’s campus without any additional login or configuration.
Conversely, members of other universities that participate in eduroam (including many
in the California State University system) can use the SDSU eduroam WiFi network without
any additional configuration work.
Whereas the SDSU_Wireless network uses your RedID as the username, eduroam uses your SDSUid to establish an encrypted connection to your device. The eduroam provides a safe, secure and encrypted network.
General eduroam Setup Instructions
The general process for eduroam setup is as follows:
- Select the “eduroam” network in the WiFi settings of your device.
- If asked, choose the following settings:
PEAP / MSCHAPv2
- Enter your SDSUid in the format:
- Choose the “Connect” option. You should now be connected securely to eduroam.
Resetting your password via the SDSUid portal will cause your eduroam authentication
to fail as eduroam relies on your username and password combination for each wireless
It is best to proactively reset all of your wireless credentials after you reset your SDSUid. On most devices, you will be prompted to do this immediately after the password reset.