Connecting to the eduroam wireless network using Windows 8.1

  1. At the Start screen type Control Panel and select the search result.
    Start screen search field
 
  1. Select the View network status and task link under the Network and Internet category.control panel
 
  1. Select Set up a new connection or network.Set up new connection or network link
 
  1. Select “Manually connect to a wireless network.”Manually connect to a wireless network link
 
  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.

Information fields for wireless network

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

Security settings tab

 
  1. On the Protected EAP Properties window:
  • Check on "Verify the server’s identity by validating the 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.
  • Under the “Notifications before connecting” drop menu select: “Don’t ask user to authorize new servers or trusted CAs”

Protected 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.Authentication method options
 
  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.

Save credentials screen

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

    Network icon in task bar

    List of wireless networks

     

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