Manually Connecting to Eduroam

These instructions explain to manually connect to the eduroam network.

From the Control Panel, open the Network and Sharing Centre.

Under the 'Change your networking settings' heading, select 'Set up a new connection or network'.

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Choose to 'Manually connect to a wireless network' and then enter the following information in the next window:

Type in eduroam in the 'Network Name'

From the Security Type drop down menu, choose WPA2-enterprise

From the Encryption type drop down menu, choose AES

Click 'Next'

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Now Select 'Change connection settings' and select the 'Security' tab, ensuring the 'Choose a network authentication method:' is set to Protected EAP (PEAP):

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Now select 'Settings' and ensure all the settings match these:

Tick to 'Verify the server's identity by validating the certificate'

Tick to 'Connect to these servers' and enter

Tick the 'AddTrust External CA Root' in 'Trusted Root Certification Authorities'

Use drop down menu to 'Don't ask use to authorise new servers or trusted CAs'

Click the 'Configure' button and untick the 'Automatically use my Windows logon name and password (and domain if any) then click 'OK'

Click 'OK'

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Now close all the windows you opened as part of this configuration. From your list of wireless networks, click on eduroam again.

You will now be prompted for your username and password, which should be entered in the following format:

username followed by - for example

Your University password

Select 'OK' and you will now be connected to the eduroam network.