Configure Windows 7 for secure wireless access
The following instructions will enable you to connect your Windows 7 device to eduroam, the secure wireless network.
- Click the network icon in the Windows system tray to display the available networks.
- Select "eduroam" from the list of available networks.
- Ensure "Connect automatically" is selected.
- Click "Connect".
The Windows Security Network Authentication window should appear.
- Enter your username as your UUN plus "@ed.ac.uk", e.g. "firstname.lastname@example.org".
- Enter the password which you specified when you registered for the Wireless service.
- Click "OK".
- A Windows Security Alert should appear stating that "The connection attempt could not be completed".
- Click on the "Details" arrow to display the server certificate details.
- The certificate should be from one of Radius Servers "ispy-at.ucs.ed.ac.uk" or "archer.ucs.ed.ac.uk". The Root CA should be "AddTrust External CA Root".
"Connecting to eduroam..." will be displayed while your device authenticates to the network.
Once authenticated successfully, clicking on the system tray network icon will show you are connected to the eduroam secure wireless network.
Your device should now connect automatically to the eduroam wireless network whenever it is range.
You may be asked to re-enter your credentials if you change your password.
This article was published on Mar 26, 2013