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Windows 8 Instructions

Please do not use these step by step instructions unless the automated set up file does not work on your computer.

  1. From the Control Panel, open the Network and Sharing Center or from the Settings Search Panel (Win key+W), search for 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 and then Next.
  4. You will then be asked for information about the wireless network:
    • In the Network name box, type eduroam (note the lower-case 'e').
    • For Security type, choose WPA2-Enterprise.
    • For Encryption type, choose AES.
  5. Select Next. You should now be informed that eduroam has been successfully added.
  6. Select Change connection settings. This will bring up a box called 'eduroam Wireless Network Properties'.
  7. On the Connection tab deselect Connect to a more preferred network if available. Select Connect automatically when this network is in range.
  8. Select the Security tab.
  9. From the drop-down list for 'Choose a network authentication' method, choose Microsoft: Protected EAP (PEAP).
  10. Select Settings and complete the settings as below:
    • Ensure Validate server certificate is checked.
    • Check Connect to these servers, making the text field below available and in this box, enter
    • From the list of Trusted Root Certification Authorities find Quovadis CA 2 and check the box next to it.
    • Select Don't ask user to authorize new servers or trusted CAs.
    • Check the box for Enable Identity Privacy.
  11. 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.
  12. Uncheck the box next to 'Automatically use my Windows logon name and password (and domain if any)', select OK and then select OK to close the Protected EAP Properties dialogue box. This should take you back to a box called 'eduroam Wireless Network Properties'.
  13. From the Security tab select Advanced settings.
  14. Check that you have the '802.1X settings' tab, check 'Specify authentication mode', and from the pull-down menu select User authentication.
  15. Select the 802.11 settings tab. The 'Enable Pairwise Master Key (PMK) caching' option should not be checked.
  16. Select OK to close all the various dialogue boxes.
  17. Select Close to close the Manually connect to a wireless network box.
  18. Use Win+C and Settings to find the wireless settings or network settings icon. Click on the icon and you should see eduroam listed as a wireless network.
  19. Check the Connect automatically box next to eduroam and then click on Connect. After a short period of time your computer should inform you it is checking network requirements and should then display a dialogue box prompting you for your credentials.
  20. Complete the dialogue box using these Network Authentication credentials:
    • User name - enter your University username and then append with 
      Important: you must use your username, not your email address. For example, a student called J B Priestley would have the university username jbpriest, his email would be (or possibly if he registered with the University before 16 June 2014), but to login to eduroam he would need to use
    • Password - enter your University password.
  21. Select OK.

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