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Configuring Windows Vista and Windows 7 for eduroam

Note: To configure your device for wireless eduroam in the most secure manner, please use the eduroam Configuration Assistance Tool (CAT) – see Wi-Fi

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 certificates by clicking on the following links in turn:
    QMUL Root CA [2KB][2KB]
    QMUL eduroam intermediate CA [1KB][1KB]
  • To install the certificates right-click on the downloaded certificates in turn and select Install Certificate, then follow the steps in the certificate installation wizard.
  • Choose Automatically select the certificate store based on the type of certificate when prompted.

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 For example,

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

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