Windows XP

These are the instructions for connecting to an eduroam wireless connection while visiting another institution and while using a computer operating on Windows XP.

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

To Configure:

  1. Click: Start -> Control Panel -> Network Connections
  2. Right-click the Wireless Connection icon and click Properties.
  3. Click the Wireless Networks tab
  4. Make sure there is a check-mark in the box for Use Windows to configure…
  5. If white space (beneath Preferred Networks) contains eduroam, select it and click Properties; if it does not contain eduroam as an option, click Add
  6. Make the following changes in the Association tab:
    • Network Name (SSID): eduroam
    • Network Authentication: WPA2
    • Data encryption: AES
    • Ensure there is NO check-mark in the box for This is a computer-to-computer…
  7. Click the Connection tab and ensure there is a check-mark in the box for Connect when this network is in range
  8. Make the following changes in the Authentication tab:
    • Choose the EAP type: Protected EAP (PEAP)
    • Ensure there is NO check-mark in the box for Authenticate as computer…
    • Ensure there is NO check-mark in the box for Authenticate as guest…
  9. Click Properties
    • Ensure there is NO check-mark in the box for Validate server certificate
    • Ensure that Secured password (EAP-MSCHAP v2) is selected as the authentication method
  10. Click Configure
    • Remove the check-mark from the box Automatically use my Windows logon…
  11. Click OK until all of the wireless setting screens are closed. Upon trying to connect to the eduroam network, you should get a bubble down near your clock. Click on it.
  12. Enter your BUusername@brandonu.ca and password to login. The logon domain should remain blank.
    You should now be connected to the eduroam secured wireless network with access to the Internet! Enjoy!