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eduroam Network Manual Configuration for MS Windows 7

 

The below guide can be followed if MS Windows 7 automatic configuration fails (e.g. on Home Premium, etc.).

It has been tested on MS Windows 7 Professional 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.).

 

 

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. Go to any area at the EUI covered by WiFi;

  2. Open Control Panel (may look different to below depending on your view, below is Category View) select View network status a tasks:

      
    Figure 1: Control Panel
     

  3. Click Manage wireless networks on the left menu:

     
    Figure 2: Network and Sharing Center
     

  4. Depending on whether or not eduroam network is showing will depend what button you will need to press. If for instance eduroam network is showing like on the following screenshot, then you should click Adapter properties (option 2) and advance to step 8.

    Otherwise if the network is not on the list, it will need to be manually created byclicking Add (option 1):

     
    Figure 3: Manage wireless networks
     

  5. Choose Manually create a network profile:

     
    Figure 4: Manually create a wireless network
     

  6. Enter the information exactly as below then continue by clicking Next
     
    Network name = eduroam
    Security type = WPA2-Enterprise
    Encryption type = AES
    Security Key = [leave blank]
    Start this connection automatically = NOT checked
    Connect even if the network is not broadcasting = NOT checked
     
     
    Figure 5: Manually configure wireless network
     

  7. The network profile for eduroam has been set-up, however security settings need to be configured further. Click the Change connection settings:

     
    Figure 6: Wireless network successfully added
     

  8. Click the Security tab and configure settings as per below:
     
    Network authentication method = Microsoft: Protected EAP (PEAP)
    Remember my credentials (...) = checked

      
    Figure 7: Wireless network security properties
     

  9. Click on Settings to configure the authentication part of the eduroam network:
      
    Validate server certificate = checked
    Connect to these servers = NOT checked
    Do not prompt user (...) = NOT checked
    Select Authentication Method = Secured password (EAP-MSCHAP v2)
    Enable Fast Reconnect = checked

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    Figure 8: Protected EAP (PEAP) properties
     

  10. Click on Configure... and be sure NOT to check Automatically use my Windows logon and password (and domain if any):

      
    Figure 9: EAP MSCHAPv2 properties
     

  11. Click OK through all the different menus in order to close the Wireless Network Connection Properties, then close the Network Connections window as well.

  12. You will notice a pop up menu in the bottom right corner of your screen asking for additional logon information: click on it and enter your credentials as per below (once entered you will not need to do this process again as your login details will be saved):

    [email protected] (for example [email protected])
    your_EUI_password

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

     

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    Figure 10: Credential request
     

  13. 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 11: Windows Security Alert
     

You have now succesfully configured Windows 7 to connect to eduroam network.

 

 

Page last updated on 20 August 2017