Connect to eduroam: Windows 7

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After the initial configuration, you should automatically connect to eduroam when you are using UVic's wireless network.

  1. Before you start this procedure, ensure the following:
    • Your wireless card and its drivers have been installed and you have rebooted your laptop since the installation.
    • Your laptop is powered on and booted up.
    • You are in an area with wireless coverage.
    • Your computer's wireless switch or button is turned on.
    • You have a NetLink ID and password.
    • You are using Windows, and not a third-party application, to manage your wireless connections.
  2. Download the security certificate by right clicking GlobalSign Root and saving the GlobalSignRoot.cer file to your computer. Once the file is saved to your computer, locate the file and double click on it to install the certificate.

  3. Open your Start menu and click on Control Panel.

  4. Click on Network and Internet.

  5. Click on Network and Sharing Center.

  6. Click on Manage wireless networks, located on the left menu.

  7. Click Add.

  8. Click Manually create a network profile.

  9. Enter the following information:
    • Network name: eduroam (case sensitive)
    • Security type: WPA2-Enterprise
    • Encryption type: AES
    • Security Key: (leave blank).
    Ensure both checkboxes are selected (by default, the second box is not). Click Next.

  10. Click Change connection settings. For now, ignore the pop-up window in the bottom-right corner.

    On the Connection tab, ensure the Connect to a more preferred network if available checkbox is not checked.

  11. Click the Security tab. Ensure the authentication method is PEAP. Then click Settings.

  12. Check the box beside GlobalSign Root CA in the list of Trusted Root Certification Authorities.

    At the bottom of the dialogue, ensure that the Authentication Method is Secured password (EAP-MSCHAP v2). Click Configure.
  13. Deselect the checkbox for Automatically use my Windows logon... and click OK.

  14. Click OK on the Protected EAP Properties window and select Advanced settings on the eduroam Wireless Network Properties window.

  15. Ensure the Specify authentication mode checkbox is checked and select User authentication from the drop down menu.

  16. Click on Save credentials and enter your personal NetLink ID followed by along with your NetLink ID password in the Password field. Click OK.

  17. Click the 802.11 settings tab at the top of the window and ensure the Enable Pairwise Master Key (PMK) caching checkbox is not checked.

  18. Close the remaining windows. In the bottom-right corner of your screen, you should see a small window pop up informing you that Additional information is required to connect to eduroam. Click on it to provide additional information.

  19. In the User name field, enter your personal NetLink ID followed by Enter your NetLink ID password in the Password field. Click OK.

  20. You should now be connected to the eduroam secure wireless network.