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Configuring eduroam – Windows 7

1. Go to Start, then Control Panel, then Network and Internet, then Network and Sharing Center

2. From the list of tasks select Setup a new connection or network.


3. When asked to choose a new connection option select Manually connect to a wireless network


4. You will then be asked for information about the wireless network.


In the Network name box, type eduroam (note the lower-case 'e').

From the drop-down lists:

For Security type choose WPA2-Enterprise (or WPA-Enterprise if your wireless card doesn't support WPA2)

For Encryption type choose AES (or TKIP if your wireless card doesn't support AES)

Select Next. You should now be told that eduroam has been successfully added. Select Change connection settings.


This will bring up the network wireless connection properties.

5. On the Connection tab uncheck Connect to a more preferred network if available. The result should look like:-


6. Select the Security tab.

From the drop-down list for Choose a network authentication method choose Protected EAP (PEAP) Select Settings…


7. Complete the settings in this dialogue box as shown:


Make sure Validate server certificate is not ticked.

8. The drop-down list under Select Authentication Method should already have Secured password (EAP-MSCHAP v2) selected - select the Configure… button next to it to open the EAP MSCHAPv2 Properties dialogue box:


9. Untick the box next to Automatically use my Windows logon name and password (and domain if any) then select OK, then select OK to close the Protected EAP Properties dialogue box

10. Now, from the Security tab select Advanced settings.


11. Check that you have the 802.1X settings tab and, from the pull-down menu select User authentication then select OK

12. Now Select the 802.11 settings tab. Check that Enable Pairwise Master Key (PMK) caching is not ticked.

13. Select OK to close all the various dialogue boxes

14. Select Close to close the "Manually connect to a wireless network" box.

15. After a short period of time, your computer should detect the eduroam wireless network and display a balloon, telling you Additional information


16. Click in the balloon and a dialogue box will appear, prompting you for your credentials.

Complete the dialogue box using the Network Authentication credentials given to you by the ICT hepdesk Your User name will be the eduroam identifier shown (typically your name or registration number followed by where is your University doman eg for Kenyatta University). Your Password will be the password provided by the ICT helpdesk.


17. Select OK.

All the settings you have made are stored in your computer and should not need re-entering each time you connect.