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Connecting to eduroam via Microsoft Windows 7 with the Built in Supplicant

1. Introduction

The following instructions apply to using the eduroam wireless service on Microsoft Windows 7 machines.

  1. Select [Start] and then [Control Panel]. In the Control Panel, select [Network and internet]
  2. In the "Network and Internet" panel, click on [Network and Sharing Centre]
  3. In the Network and Sharing centre, select [Setup a New Connection or Network]
  4. Select [Manually connect to a wireless network]
  5. On the manual configuration screen, the Network Name is eduroam, Security Type is WPA2-Enterprise, Encryption Type is AES. After typing these in, click Next
  6. The next screen will say that the network has been configured. There are still more settings however, so select [Change Connection Settings]
  7. The inital screen should have the details filled in already,

    select the [Security] tab and then next to the [Microsoft: Protected EAP (PEAP)] option, click on the settings button.

    • In the PEAP Properties window check the box that says Validate Server Certificate.
    • Enter in the Connect to these servers section.
    • In Trusted Root Certification Authorities Select AddTrust External CA Root.
    • Uncheck the box that says Do not prompt user... , check Enable Fast Reconnect
    • On the EAP-MSCHAP secured password option, click on the configure button.
  8. Uncheck the box to use your windows credentials, then click OK.
  9. From the Security tab on the eduroam Wireless Network Properties screen, click on the Advanced Settings button
  10. On the Advanced Settings screen click on the 802.1X Settings tab and, from the pull-down menu select [User Authentication] then click on OK
  11. Select OK to close all the various dialogue boxes
  12. Select Close to close the Manually connect to a wireless network screen.
  13. Once near a eduroam access point, select the access point from the possible connections. You should get an automatic information box which will give a login prompt when selected
  14. After this your login details must be entered to achieve full network usage. Enter your Remote Access account username followed by (here and your Remote Access account password (Not your Single Sign-On one!).

If you are having problems connecting you might need to remove the wireless network and reconnect. You might need to do this, for example, if you have changed your remote access password or previously set up an eduroam connection.

Users must abide by the user use agreement a copy of which is available at:


Written by IT Services. Latest revision 29 November 2017