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Configuring Windows Vista and Windows 7 for eduroam

Connecting Windows 7/Vista using installers

  • If you have not already installed eduroam security certificates, download one or both of these zipped files:
  • Extract the file and run the installer. Note that you need to be using an Administrator account on your PC or laptop for this to work. Once you have completed this the PC should attempt to connect.
  • If it doesn't, you will need to attempt to connect manually:
    • Switch to the eduroam network in the Wireless Networks dialogue or double-click the Local Area Network connection in Control Panel underĀ Network Connections.
  • When a connection is made, you should be prompted to click here to select a certificate or enter other credentials for connection to the network eduroam. Enter your college (email) username in the format of: username@qmul.ac.uk and then your password
  • Leave the Logon domain empty.

If you have any problems with the installers, you can also configure your machine manually as below.

Configuring a wired connection manually.

  • Plug your PC into the network port.
  • In Control Panel under Network Connections you will see a Local Area Connection. This connection is to a default LAN, which forms a stepping stone for setting up your eduroam connection.
  • Right-click on the connection and open Properties.
    • On the Authentication tab, ensure that Enable IEEE 802.1x authentication for this network is checked.
    • Uncheck the boxes for Authenticate as computer... and Authenticate as guest...
    • If present, tick the box to remember information for subsequent connections and enter your credentials.
  • Double click on the interface to trigger an attempt to validate the connection. A warning will appear in the bottom right of your screen, informing you that additional information is required. Ignore the warning and install the network certificate.

Installing the Certificate

  • Download the certificate by right-clicking this link: www.its.qmul.ac.uk/network-services/NetworkSupportRootCA-cacert and selecting Install Certificate. Then follow the steps in the Install Certificate wizard.
  • Select the Place all certificates in the following store option and click Browse to find the Trusted Root Certification Authorities store in the Certificate store.
  • Click Next and then Finish to complete the Wizard.
  • A Security Warning will appear giving the thumbprint of the certificate.
  • Check that the sha1 Thumbprint value DC222A72 5753C582 1BCCDA65 26944E45 75D2BCB4 matches the Thumbprint on your screen. If so, click Yes. You should get a box indicating the import was successful.

Enter Credentials

  • Return to Network Connections, and double click on the connection, then click on the warning message that appears. When prompted for your username, enter your college username followed with @qmul.ac.uk. For example, ab01234@qmul.ac.uk.

Your connection will display a new IP address, indicating that you have been connected to eduroam.

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