Please Note: The BU 802.1x wireless network will be retired in the near future. Once retired, eduroam* will be the primary wireless network at Boston University.

With this in mind, we encourage early adoption of the BU eduroam wireless network*.


Download Android configuration instructions as DOCX PDF

Using BU (802.1x) with the Android OS


Configuration settings for BU (802.1x)

Your device may not require all of the settings included below.
Connect to: BU (802.1x)
EAP method: PEAP
Phase 2 Authentication: None (if available) or MSCHAPV2
CA Certificate: N/A (only option)
Client Certificate: N/A (only option)
Identity: <BU login name>
Anonymous Identity: <BU login name>
Wireless Password: <Kerberos password>

Related: use Automatic IP for your BU network connections

When you use BU wireless (or any BU network connection), your device should be set to use an automatic (dynamic) IP address — never use a static IP. This setting is usually already chosen on your Android device, but should you ever want to check it, here is the sequence of commands to use.

To make sure you are using Auto IP, go to:

  • Settings,
  • Wireless & Networks,
  • Wi-Fi Settings
  • Click the ‘Settings’ button
  • Choose Advanced Settings
  • And enable Auto IP

Configuring E-mail on your Android Device

Please visit one of these linked websites, depending on whether your email at Boston University is BU Google Mail or Office 365.