IT Services

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]

    Figure 1-controlpanel.png [Screenshot of the Control Panel]

  2. In the "Network and Internet" panel, click on [Network and Sharing Centre]

    Figure 2-networkinternet.png [Screenshot of the Control Panel]

  3. In the Network and Sharing centre, select [Setup a New Connection or Network]

    Figure 3-networkconnect.png [Screenshot of the Network and Internet options]

  4. Select [Manually connect to a wireless network]

    Figure 4-setupnew.png [Screenshot of the Network and Internet options]

  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

    Figure 5-manual.png [Screenshot of the manual configuration settings]

  6. The next screen will say that the network has been configured. There are still more settings however, so select [Change Connection Settings]

    Figure 6-finished.png [Screenshot of the configuration finished screen]

  7. The inital screen should have the details filled in already,

    Figure 7-changesettings.png [Screenshot of the first tab on the settings screen]

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

    Figure 8-securitysettings.png [Screenshot of the security settings tab]

    • 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.

    Figure 9-peap_2.png [Screenshot of the PEAP properties]

  8. Uncheck the box to use your windows credentials, then click OK.

    Figure 10-chap.png [Screenshot of the EAP properties screen]

  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

    Figure authenticationmode.png [802.1X Settings]

  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

    Figure 13-prompt.png [Screenshot of the information popup]

  14. After this your login details must be entered to achieve full network usage. Enter your Remote Access account username followed by @OX.AC.UK (here unit0123@OX.AC.UK) and your Remote Access account password (Not your Single Sign-On one!).

    Figure 12-credentials.png [Screenshot of the login prompt]

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