Windows 7

These are the instructions for configuring to the eduroam wireless connection while visiting another institution and while working on a Windows 7 computer.

Before starting please ensure the institution you are visiting is an eduroam participating institution.

To Configure Automatically

  1. Download and open this eduroam_setup file. Or
  2. Install and run the utility
  3. Enter your email and password then click start to connect to the eduroam network
    • Remember to Enter your institution’s email address and your password
    • You may uninstall the utility after you get connected

To Configure Manually

  1. Click on the Network Icon at the bottom right corner and choose: Open Network and Sharing Centre
  2. Click on Set up a connection or network
  3. Select “Manually connect to a wireless network” and click: next
    • Network Name: eduroam
    • Security Type: WPA2-Enterprise
    • Encryption Type: AES
  4. Click: Next
  5. Click: Change connection settings
  6. Click on the Security Tab
  7. Choose a network authentication method: Microsoft: Protected EAP (PEAP)
  8. Click on Settings
  9. Select all of the check-marks as specified, then click on the Security tab
  10. Click on the Settings button
    • Ensure there is NO check-mark in the box beside: Validate server certificate
    • Under Select Authentication Method choose: Secure password (EAP-MSCHAP v2)
  11. Click: Configure
    • Remove the check-mark from Automatically use my Windows logon name and password
  12. Click: OK
  13. Click on OK again to bring you back to the Security Tab on the eduroam Wireless Network Properties dialog
  14. Click on Advanced Settings
    • Put a check mark in Specify authentication mode
    • Choose User authentication from the drop down menu
  15. Click: OK
  16. Click OK to close the Wireless Network Properties
  17. You should get a bubble in the lower right-hand corner of the screen that looks something like this:
    • Enter your BU email address and your password

You should now be connected. If not, then choose the eduroam wireless network and pick connect.