How to Set Up Your Android Device Wireless


This How-To-Article explains how to connect to a Wireless Network on an Android Device.


To connect to wireless on an Android device, please follow the steps below. 

Please Note:

Each version of Android and each model of Android device will have a different look and design for settings, so the screen shots may not look exactly like what your device will display. However, the information to connect to the wireless network is the same regardless of version.

Which Network to Use: 

MSU: Faculty, staff, and students living off-campus.
MSU Open: Visiting in the PSU, Welcome Center, or the Library.
MSU Residential: Students living on campus.
MSU Sponsored: Departmental guest access (must get key from Networking and Telecommunication).

Step-by-Step Guide

How to Set Up Your Android Device Wireless

1. On your device, navigate to Settings.

2. From the Settings menu, tap Wi-Fi & Internet.

Android settings menu displaying options

3. Make sure "Use Wi-Fi" is set to On. Then select the appropriate network you would like to join.

Android WiFi settings menu displaying available networks.

4. Once selected, the network setup page will appear. Enter the following information to connect.

  • EAP Method: PEAP
  • Phase 2 Authentication: MSCHAPv2
  • CA Certificate: Do Not Validate
  • User Certificate: Unspecified
  • Identity: Your BearPass Login (abc123)
    • West Plains Campus: use BearpassLogin@wp
  • Anonymous Identity: Leave Blank
  • Password: Your Password

Android wireless network setup page.

Please Note: If you are prompted to enter a Domain name, enter in the field. Not all versions of Android OS require this.

5. Tap Connect, and allow your device to establish a connection to the Wireless network. Once connected, your device should look like the screen below.

Android WiFi settings menu displaying successful connection to the network.

You are now connected to the Wireless network and should be able to browse the Internet, check your email, and more.

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Article ID: 90966
Wed 10/30/19 8:34 PM
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