Connecting to the eduroam wireless network using Windows 7

  1. At the Start menu type Control Panel and select the search result.
     
  2. Select the View network status and task link under the Network and Internet category.
    Screenshot of Control Panel.
     
  3. Select Set up a new connection or network.
    Screenshot of network and sharing center.
     
  1. Select “Manually connect to a wireless network.”Screenshot of setting up a connection.
     
  1. Type in the following information:
  • Network name: eduroam (it’s important you type this in lower case only)
  • Security type: WPA2-Enterprise
  • Encryption type: AES
  • Select the check mark next to Start this connection automatically.
  • Click Next.

Screenshot of eduroam connection settings.
 

  1. Select Change connection settings.
  1. Select the Security tab.
    • Choose a network authentication method: Protected EAP (PEAP) and click the Settings button.

Screenshot of security tab.
 

  1. On the Protected EAP Properties window:
  • Check on "Validate server certificate"
  • Select “Connect to these servers” and type eduroam.uwaterloo.ca.
  • Check "GlobalSign Root CA" as the trusted root certification authority. Note: If you see two "GlobalSign Root CA" certificates listed, select both.
  • Check: “Don’t prompt user to authorize new servers or trusted CAS”

Screenshot of EAP Properties.
 

  1. Select “Configure” next to the “Select Authentication Method” and ensure “Automatically use my Windows logon name and password (and domain if any)” is unchecked.
    Screenshot of unchecked property.
     
  1. At the eduroam Wireless Network Properties (security tab), select Advanced Settings.
     
  2. Under “802.1X Settings” select: Specify authentication mode.
  • Ensure that User authentication is selected.
  • Select 'Save credentials' and enter your userID@uwaterloo.ca and password.

Screenshot of Advanced settings.
 

  1. Click on “802.11settings” and under Fast Roaming uncheck: “Enable Pairwise Master Key (PMK) caching.
    Screenshot of 802.11 settings tab.
  2. Click OK and Close to exit out of the properties and security windows. 
  3. Locate the network icon in the taskbar and go to the list of wireless networks and select eduroam and click Connect.
    Screenshot of taskbar icons.

You are now connected to the eduroam wireless network. From now on, your computer will automatically connect to this wireless network.