WiFi: Manually Configure an Unsupported Device

Many operating systems and devices have WPA2-Enterprise capabilities and may work with MWireless and eduroam. Below is the configuration information to connect a device to MWireless or eduroam using WPA2-Enterprise. If you require assistance configuring an unsupported device, you may refer to vendor resources for support (e.g. user manual, vendor phone/email/chat support or product website).

Configuration Settings

Configuration Item Setting
Wireless SSID MWireless or eduroam
Network Authentication WPA2-Enterprise
Data Encryption AES
Authentication (EAP) Type Protected EAP (PEAP)
PEAP Method (Inner Link Security EAP-MSCHAP v2
Trusted Server radius.umnet.umich.edu
Certificate files for Trusted CA

If you need a full certificate chain, the best practice is having:

User Name U-M email address
Password UMICH password
Domain <Leave Blank>


Requirements to connect using WPA2-Enterprise:

  • 802.11-compatible wireless hardware that is WiFi Certified
  • WPA2-Enterprise Certified operating system

This means the hardware is certified as inter operable with other manufacturers' wireless equipment, and the operating system supports the WPA2-Enterprise standard for wireless security.

The following devices are known NOT to support WPA2-Enterprise:

  • Kindle Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi + 3G
  • Xbox 360 S or Xbox wireless networking adapter
  • Sony Playstation 3 and Sony PSP
  • Nintendo Wii, DS, DSi and 3DS
  • Apple TV 1st and 2nd Generation
  • Nook v1.5
  • Roku HD/XD/XDS Streaming Player
  • TiVo Wireless Network Adapter

Troubleshooting Tips:

  • It may be necessary to turn your device's wireless connection off and back on in order to connect the first time.
  • Make sure you have installed all available driver updates and patches for your operating system and wireless device (check the wireless card manufacturer's website for the most current driver updates).
Last Updated: 
Thursday, February 9, 2017