Connecting to eduroam Wi-Fi with Microsoft Windows 8
This guide explains how to connect to the eduroam Wi-Fi service for UCL staff and students using a Windows 8 device.
This guide is aimed at...
- IT Administrators
- SLMS staff
Before you start...
- You must be aware of and abide by the UCL Computing Regulations
- You must be aware of and abide by the JANET Acceptable Use Policy
- You need your UCL user ID & password – found on the front of your registration slip and must be appended with @ucl.ac.uk for connecting to eduroam (e.g. ucxxzano @ ucl.ac.uk)
The simplest and securest way to connect to eduroam is by using the eduroam Configuration Assistant Tool.
Please see Connecting to eduroam using eduroam CAT (Configuration Assistant Tool) for instructions.
- From the Start screen (Fig.1) select Desktop
Fig.1 – Windows 8 Start screen
- From the toolbar right-click the Networks icon and select Open Network and Sharing Centre (Fig.2)
Fig.2 – Network and Sharing Center window
- If there is already an eduroam entry, please ensure this is deleted.
- Select Set up a new connection or network
- From the Choose a connection option window (Fig.3), select Manually connect to a wireless network and select Next
Fig.3 – Choose a connection option window
- Enter the following details on the Enter information for the wireless network you want to add window (Fig.4):
Network name: eduroam
Security type: WPA2-Enterprise
Encryption type: AES
Security Key: Field disabled
Start this connection automatically: Checked
Connect even if the network is not broadcasting: Unchecked
Fig.4 – Enter information for the wireless network you want to add window
- Click Next to continue
- Additional steps are required to configure eduroam. When prompted click Change connection settings (Fig.5)
Fig.5 – Successfully added eduroam window
- On the eduroam Wireless Network Properties window (Fig.6) select the Security tab
Fig.6 – eduroam Wireless Network Properties window
- Select Microsoft: Protected EAP (PEAP) under Choose a network authentication method and click Settings (if a User Account Control window appears click Allow)
- At the Protected EAP Properties window (Fig.7) enter the following details:
Validate server certificate: Checked
Connect to these servers: Checked orps.jrs.ucl.ac.uk
Trusted Root Certification Authorities: Checked QuoVadis Root CA 2
Do not prompt user to authenticate: Unchecked
Select Authentication Method: Secured password (EAP-MSCHAP v2)
Click the Configure... button: Uncheck box inside EAP MSCHAPv2 Properties window (Fig.8)
Enable Fast Reconnect: Checked
Enforce Network Access Protection: Unchecked
Disconnect if the server does not present cryptobinding TLV: Unchecked
Enable Identity Privacy: Unchecked
Fig.7 – Protected EAP Properties window Fig.8 – EAP MSCHAPv2 Properties window
- Click OK until configuration has completed
- To connect to eduroam for the first time click the Networks icon from the toolbar
- Select eduroam from the list of Wireless Networks. Tick the option to Connect Automatically and click the Connect button.
- At the Network Authentication window (Fig.9) enter the following details:
Username: Your UCL user ID must be in the format userID @ ucl.ac.uk (e.g. zcxxano @ ucl.ac.uk)
Password: Your UCL password
Fig.9 – Network Authentication window
Click OK to connect
Having trouble connecting?
For further instructions please see Wi-Fi troubleshooting & known issues.
Help & Support
For further help and assistance you will need to contact the IT Services.