Windows 7 Manual Setup

  1. Right-click on the bars - signal indicator in the Windows 7 taskbar. Choose “Open Network and Sharing Center”.

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  2. The Network and Sharing Center windows will open. Select the “Manage wireless networks” link in the left sidebar.

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  3. In the “Manage wireless networks” windows that appears, select “Add”.

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  4. In the “Manually connect to a wireless network window”, choose “Manually create a network profile”.

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  5. In the “Enter information” window enter the following information:
    Network name: eduroam
    Security type: WPA2-Enterprise
    Encryption type: AES
    Security key: blank
    Check the box for “Start this connection automatically

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  6. Click “Next”.
  7. In the “Successfully added eduroam” window, click “Change connection settings”.

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  8. In the “eduroam Wireless Network Properties” window, ensure that only the “Connect automatically when this network is in range” box is check and then click on the “Security” tab at the top of the window.

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  9. In the “Security” tab ensure that the following settings are in place:
    Security type: WPA2-Enterprise
    Encryption type: AES
    Choose a network authentication method:
    Microsoft: Protected EAP (PEAP)
    “Remember my credentials for this connection
    each time I’m logged on” is selected.

  10. Select the “Settings” box next to the “Choose a network authentication method:” area.

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  11. In the “Protected EAP Properties” windows select the following settings:
    Check “Validate server certificate
    Check “AddTrust External CA Root” under
    “Trusted Root Certification Authorities”.
    Check “Do not prompt user to authorize new
    servers or trusted certification authorities.


    Ensure that “Secured password (EAP-MSCHAP
    v2)
    ” is selected under “Select Authentication Method”.
    Check the box for “Enable Fast Reconnect
    Ensure that the other three boxes below are not checked.
  12. By “Secure password (EAPMSCHAP v2)” click “Configure…”.

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  13. In the EAP MSCHAPv2 Properties popup ensure that the box next to “Automatically use my Windows logon name and password (and domain if any)” is not checked. This box must be left unchecked or wireless login will fail. Click “OK”.

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  14. In the “Protected EAP Properties” window that has remained open, click “OK” to save the setting changes.
  15. In the “eduroam Wireless Network Properties” window that we saw earlier, click “Advanced settings”.
  16. In the “Advanced settings” window, click the checkbox for “Specify authentication method”. In the dropdown below choose “User authentication”. Click the “Save credentials” button.

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  17. In the “Save credentials” Window enter in your SDSUid username and password. Make sure you put “@sdsu.edu” behind your unique username as this is required to use eduroam. Click “OK”.

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  18. Click the “OK” button to close the “eduroam Wireless Network Properties” window. Click “Close” in the “Manually connect to a wireless network window”.
  19. The eduroam network will now show “Connected” status. Your computer will receive an address and you can now access the Internet and other resources securely.

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