To set up your connection to eduroam, you need to first secure your device and then set up an eduroam connection.

Step 1: Secure your device

Before you connect to the UCT wireless service, your device must comply with UCT Networking policies:

  • Your device must have the latest operating system updates or patches (available via your device’s Software update feature).
  • Your device must have an up-to-date anti-virus software program (there are numerous well-known apps available for mobile devices).

Failure to comply with these requirements puts you in violation of the Policy on unsecured computers at UCT - and you could lose access to the UCT network.

Step 2: Set up your eduroam connection

  1. Install the eduroam CAT app (by GÉANT Association) from the Google Play Store.
  2. Return to this article and tap the link corresponding with your operating system:
  3. In your device's notification area, tap the downloaded installation file.
  4. When the file opens in the eduroam CAT app, tap Install.
  5. Enter your UCT and UCT network password then tap Install.
If this does not work, manually set up your device following these steps:

Instructions may vary slightly, depending on your version of Android. However, the actual configuration settings (step 4) are correct for all versions of Android.

  1. Turn your device’s WiFi On.
  2. Access your device’s Settings > WiFi.
  3. Select the eduroam wireless service.
  4. When a dialog box prompts you to enter configuration settings, enter the following:
    • EAP method: PEAP
    • Phase 2 authentication: MSCHAPV2
    • CA certificate: For Android 11 and higher, Use system certificate with the domain as
      For other Android versions, leave this as the default unspecified setting (which uses system certificates).
    • Identity: (where “username” is your student or staff number)
    • Anonymous identity: leave this field blank
    • Password: UCT network password
    • IP settings: DHCP (you may have to Show advanced options to view this field)
  5. Tap Connect (or OK).

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