Windows Vista/7

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eduroam is the wireless roaming service used by the international research and education community. It is available across campus to visiting academics. The service uses the SSID eduroam with Wireless Protected Access (WPA2) and Enterprise level encryption (EAP).

Connect to network

  • Click on the Network Notification icon
EduRoam 4

 

  • Select eduroam from the list of networks
  • Click Connect

Since we have not entered any credentials we get the following,

EduRoam 5

 

  • Enter your User name and Password including your home institutions domain name, for example a1234567@ncl.ac.uk

You will need to reenter your login information every time you reconnect to the university network.

  • Click OK
EduRoam 6

Installation

  • Click on the Network Notification icon
Connect 1

 

  • Click on Open Network and Sharing Center
Wireless 1

 

  • Select Manage wireless networks from the side panel
Wireless 2

 

  • Click Add
Wireless 3

 

  • Click Manually create a network profile
EduRoam 1

 

  • Set the Network name to eduroam
  • Security type needs to be WPA2-Enterprise
  • Encryption type should be AES
  • Deselect Start this connection automatically if you prefer to connect manually,
  • Click Next
EduRoam 2

 

  • Click Change connection settings
EduRoam 3

 

  • Select the Security tab
  • Set the authentication method to Microsoft Protected EAP (PEAP)
  • Deselect Remember my credentials as it is a security risk
  • Click Settings...
Wireless 7

 

  • Deselect Validate server certificate
  • Make sure the Authentication Method is Secured password (EAP-MSCHAPv2)
  • Click Configure...
Wireless 8

 

  • Deselect Automatically use my windows logon name
  • Click OK to close the EAP MSCHAPv2 Properties window
  • Click OK to close the Protected EAP Properties window
  • Click OK to close the Wireless Network properties window
  • Click Close to close the Manually connect to a wireless network window

 

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