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MSU IT Center

Renne Library Commons
P.O. Box 173240
Bozeman, MT 59717-3240
406-994-1777 |

Chief Information Officer

Jerry Sheehan

MSU-Secure Wireless Setup: Android

Use the instructions below as a guide to configuring your Android to connect to MSU-Secure, MSU's secure wireless network. The many different Android carriers, manufacturers and versions of the OS make it impossible for us to provide step by step instructions for each phone model.

Please note:MSU does not provide tech support for any smart phones or devices. Please contact your individual carrier/provider for issues with your phone.

To connect to MSU-Secure with Android

The following screenshots were taken from a Droid X running Gingerbread.

  1. Select the Apps button, scroll down and select Settings(fig. 1).
  2. Wireless networks window screenshot.
    Fig. 1

  3. Select Wireless & networks (fig. 2).
  4. Wireless & Networksscreenshot.
    Fig. 2

  5. top of page The Wireless & network settings screen opens (fig. 3).
  6. Check or make sure the Wi-Fi box is checked.
  7. Select Wi-Fi settings
  8. Network Connect window image.
    Fig. 3

  9. The Wi-Fi settings screen opens.
  10. Select MSU-Secure (fig. 4).
  11. WiFi networks screen shot.
    Fig. 4

  12. Check that the EAP method is set to PEAP (fig. 5),
    then open the Phase 2 authentication drop down menu.
  13. Set Location window
    Fig. 5

  14. Select MSCHAPV2 (fig. 6).
  15. Set Phase 2 auth to MSCHAPV2 screen.
    Fig. 6

  16. Enter your NetID in the Identity field (fig. 7)
    Leave the Anonymous identity blank.
    Enter your NetID password in the Password field.
    Do NOT check Use proxy server .
  17. Set Location window
    Fig. 7

  18. Your device should be connected after it has obtained an IP address (fig. 8). Desktop icon showing connected status.
    Fig. 8

If you receive any errors first check that your settings and NetID and password have all been entered correctly. For additional assistance visit the IT Service Desk on the first floor of the Library, or contact them at 994-1777 or

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