Windows Vista

These are the instructions for configuring an eduroam wireless connection while visiting another institution and while working on a Windows Vista 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 eduroam.zip
  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: Start -> Connect To.
    2. Click on ‘Set up a connection or network’.
    3. Select: ‘Manually connect to a wireless network’ and click ‘Next’.
    4. In the Network name box, type: eduroam
      • Select WPA2-Enterprise as the Security Type
      • Select AES as the encryption type
    5. Click Next
    6. Click Change connection settings
      • Optional: Remove the check-mark from:
        Connect to a more preferred network if available
    7. Click on the ‘Security Tab’
    8. In the ‘Choose a network authentication method’ box select:
      Microsoft: Protected EAP (PEAP)
    9. Click on the ‘Settings’ button for Microsoft: Protected EAP (PEAP)
    10. Ensure there is NO check-mark in the box beside: ‘Validate server certificate’
      • Ensure Secure Password (EAP-MSCHAP v2) is in the Network
        Authentication Box.
    11. Click Configure…
    12. Remove the check-mark beside ‘Automatically use my Windows logon…’
    13. – Click OK
      – Click OK again to close the Protected EAP properties window
      – Click OK once more to close the settings window

Your computer should now try to automatically connect the eduroam network. Whilst connecting to eduroam a bubble may pop up in the bottom right corner.

  1. Click on the bubble. You should now get a logon box.
  2. Enter in your BUUserID@brandonu.ca and password. The Login Domain box should remain empty.