How do I connect to the AurariaNet wireless network on Android devices?

Notice for Pixel & Motorola users
ITS is currently troubleshooting issues with connecting to AurariaNet on Pixel and Motorola devices. Users with these devices can still connect to the AurariaNet-Guest network without any problems. This article will be updated when the issues have been resolved, and may include alternate instructions.


The AurariaNet wireless network is the preferred wireless connection for MSU Denver students, faculty, and staff on the Auraria Campus. ITS suggests using this network whenever possible for a faster, more secure experience.

Before you begin...

  • Ensure Wi-Fi is enabled on your device before taking these steps.
  • Some campus buildings do not yet broadcast AurariaNet and instead use the older MSUDenver network. If you're in such a building, please see How do I connect to the MSUDenver wireless network on Android devices?
  • These instructions could differ depending on your device's version of Android. Not all menu options will be the same, but most will be similar.
  • You must have an active account with MSU Denver and your password must not be expired.
  • If you change your NetID password, you must also update in your device's Wi-Fi settings. Failure to do so may result in repeated account lockouts as your phone continually tries to authenticate with the old password.
  • This article specifically addresses connecting an Android device (e.g. mobile phone, Chromebook). For instructions for other devices, please see What are MSU Denver's Wi-Fi networks?


  1. Open your device's network app.
  2. Select the AurariaNet wireless network.
  3. Enter your MSU Denver email address in the Identity field.
  4. Enter your MSU Denver password in the Password field.
  5. Tap on CA certificate.

  6. In the dropdown that opens, tap on Don't validate.
  7. Tap Connect.
    • If you receive a prompt asking to confirm the connection, tap Keep Connecting. This may only happen the first time you connect to AurariaNet.


Older versions of Android may prompt for additional settings:

  • Domain:
  • Phase 2 authentication: MSCHAPv2 or None.
  • Anonymous identity: Leave blank.


You are now connected to AurariaNet!

If you continue have connection issues, you may try connecting to the AurariaNet Guest wireless network as a work-around and report an issue connecting to wireless networks.

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