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eduroam Network Configuration for MS Windows 7 (Automatic Configuration)

  

The below guide has been tested on MS Windows 7 Professional with Service Pack (SP1) and is based on Windows' default wireless configuration tool (Wireless Zero Configuration).

Screenshots are taken from Professional version thus may slightly differ from other versions (e.g. Home Premium, etc.).

Please Note: if the below procedure fails (e.g. on Home Premium, etc.), try the manual configuration instead.

 

Pre-requisites

  • You must have full Administrator rights on Windows;
  • Proper drivers for your wireless network card must already be installed. Windows 7 has a huge list of built-in drivers but if there is none suitable for your card, you should refer to your card vendor's Web site and download the proper one. Advice on installing and setting up your network card can be provided by Portable Device Support;
  • Latest Update for Root Certificates must be installed (check Windows Update for more info);
  • Your network card must be enabled and turned on (depending on the make, either via hardware or software switch).

 

Procedure

  1. Make sure to be in range of an eduroam WiFi signal;

  2. Click on the Wireless Connection icon in the tray bar: a list of available WiFi networks will show up:

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    Figure 1: Available WiFi networks
     
  3. Select eduroam network, be sure NOT to check Automatically connect option dollowed by a click on Connect to proceed:

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    Figure 2: Connecting to eduroam Network
     
  4. Enter your credentials as per below (once entered you will not need to do this process again as your login details will be saved):

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    your_EUI_password
     
    Please Note: be sure NOT to enter your EUI e-mail address!

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    Figure 3: Credential request
     

  5. Click OK to proceed: shortly after, a Windows Security Alert warning will be shown: click Continue

    to proceed anyway (this is normal and will happen only once):

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    Figure 4: Windows Security Alert
     

You now have successfully configured your laptop to connect to the eduroam Network.

 

 

Page last updated on 30 July 2019