The steps to configure a natively supported eduroam connection on Microsoft Windows 7 and Vista are very similar, with the only differences being Vista users will see minor differences in some dialogue boxes that will be noted in the relevant step in the guide.
This guide applies to the Windows built-in Wireless Zero Configuration service, rather than third-party wireless connection managers such as Intel ProSet Wireless. If you are using third party software, you may need to refer to documentation from your computer’s manufacturer and use the settings provided on the Get Connected configuration homepage.
Green highlights in pictures indicate settings that must be changed or information to be checked and Red highlights indicate the actions that must be taken to continue.
- Left click the Network Connections icon in the system tray:
- Click on Open Network and Sharing Center in the context menu that appears:
- Click the Manage wireless networks link in the sidebar:
- Click Add in the menu bar:
Note: Vista users will see icons next to the options such as a green plus in the case of Add
- On the manually connect screen select Manually create a network profile:
Note: Vista users will have additional options here, but the Manually create a network profile option is the same.
- On the manual configuration screen, set the Network name to eduroam, the Security type to WPA2-Enterprise, ensure Start this connection automatically is ticked and click the Next button:
- When the network has been successfully added click the Change connection settings option:
Note: Vista users will have additional options here, but the Change connection settings option is the same.
- Check the ‘Connect automatically when this network is in range’ box (if it isn’t already and click the Security tab:
- Click the Settings button next to the Microsoft: Protected EAP (PEAP) drop-down menu option:
Note: Vista users will see the ‘Remember my credentials’ as ‘Cache user information’
- In the Protected EAP properties panel make sure Validate server certificate is checked, tick GeoTrust Global CA (you may need to scroll down the list to see it) and Click the Configure… button:
- Uncheck ‘Automatically use my Windows logon name’ and click the OK button:
- Click the OK button:
- Click on the Advanced Settings button:
Note: Vista does not have the ‘Advanced settings’ button and Vista users can skip to step 16
- Tick Specify authentication mode, select User authentication from the drop-down menu and click the Save credentials button:
- Enter your login details in the form of email@example.com along with your normal FAN password and click the OK button:
- Click the Close button:
- Windows 7 should automatically try and connect to eduroam and will display as connected with Internet access as shown in the picture below when successful. Windows Vista users will be prompted to enter their credentials via a dialogue balloon. Enter the username and password as specified in step 15 and leave the Logon domain field blank:
If this is the first time you are connecting to Eduroam, Windows may ask what type of network security profile you wish to apply to the eduroam connection. It is recommended that you set the profile to ‘Public’ to prevent unauthorised connections to your computer from other devices on the network.