This article explains how to configure and connect a Windows 8 computer to the eduroam [PDF] wireless network at participating educational institutions.
Having logged in to your Windows 8 computer:
- Click on the Desktop tile.
- Right-Click on the Network Connection icon at the bottom right of the screen.
- Select Open Network and Sharing Center.
- Click on Set up a new connection or network.
- Double-click on Manually Connect to a wireless network.
- Enter the following information in the Manually connect to wireless network dialog box:
- Network name: eduroam (all lower-case)
- Security type: WPA2-Enterprise (via drop-down arrow)
- Encryption type: AES (via drop-down arrow)
- Click Next.
- You have now successfully added eduroam to your network profile list. Click Change Connection settings.
- In the eduroam Wireless Network Properties window, click the Security tab and then click Settings.
- At the Protected EAP Properties window, uncheck Verify the server’s identity by validating the certificate and Enable Fast Reconnect, then click Configure.
- In the EAP MSCHAPv2 Properties window uncheck Automatically use my Windows logon…. and click OK.
- You should now be returned to the Wireless Network Properties window. Click Advanced settings.
- In the Advanced settings window, select the 802.1X settings tab and configure the following settings:
- Enable the Specify authentication mode checkbox.
- Select User or computer authentication from the drop-down menu.
- Select Enable single sign on for this network checkbox.
- Click OK or Close, as necessary, to close all open dialog boxes.
- Click on the Wireless Connection icon.
- Select eduroam from the list of available networks and click Connect.
- Enter your usual BCIT credentials, then click OK.
You should now be connected to eduroam.