This guide is intended to help connect personal computers running Windows 7 or Vista onto the campus wireless network. If you are attempting to connect university-owned domain machines, please consult the ITS Helpdesk in either 206 MSB or 3174 WSW for assistance.
To connect to the campus wireless network, you will need to know your uniqname and LAN password. The instructions within this guide are designed specifically for Windows 7 and Vista.
- The network (SSID) eduroam is a secure, world-wide roaming access service developed for the international research and education community. This allows students, researchers, and staff from participating institutions to obtain internet connectivity across campus and when visiting other participating institutions.
- This is only to help people with Laptops (not phones or tablets) get automatically configured properly to connect to eduroam. If you have a university owned laptop (such as PT student issued laptops) DO NOT use this.
- Every Wi-Fi device owned by NON-UM-Flint affiliates can gain one day access to Wi-Fi. Also, once game consoles are registered, they can connect to MGuest for one year. Game consoles can never connect to other university wireless networks because of the advanced security used.
Connecting to the Wireless Network
To connect your personal laptop to eduroam, please connect to Setup your Wireless, open a web browser (Safari, Firefox, Chrome, etc.) if the default browser does not automatically open, and follow the steps below:
- Press the Join Now button, the install script should start to download
- When the download is complete, run the file that was downloaded
- Enter your email address and press the Join button in the lower right
- Once the installation is complete, press the Finish button in the lower right
If Setup your Wireless does not work for your laptop please try the appropriate steps below.
Table of Contents
- Video Assistance
- Manually Configuring eduroam on Windows 7 and/or Vista
- Additional Information
Manually Configuring eduroam on Windows 7 and/or VistaClick here for Video Assistance
- Right click your wireless icon typically found in the lower right of the taskbar.
- From the opened dialogue box click Open Network and Sharing Center.
- In the left pane, click Manage wireless networks.
- Check to see if you already have a misconfigured “eduroam” network listed, if so, click eduroam and then click Remove from the menu (answer “yes” to confirm remove).
- Click Add from the menu bar, then click Manually create a network profile.
- Fill in the following information:
- Network Name: eduroam
- Security Type: WPA2-Enterprise
- Encryption Type: AES
- Start this connection automatically should be checked.
- Click Next and then click Change Connection Settings
- Click the Security Tab, Verify Network authentication method is set to (PEAP).
- Click Settings (next to PEAP)
- At the top of the Protected EAP properties window ensure that there IS a checkmark next to Verify the server’s identity by validating the certificate
- Place a checkmark next to Connect to these servers:
- In the textbox below “Connect to these servers” type pf.umflint.edu
- In the “Trusted Root Certification Authorities:” selection box place a checkmark next to Addtrust External CA Root
- Place a checkmark next to Do not prompt user to authorize new servers or trusted certification authorities.
- Near the bottom of the window, under Select authentication method Click the configure button
- From the EAP MSCHAP V2 properties window uncheck automatically use my windows logon name and password
- Click OK
- Just below the dropdown for “Select Authentication Method” place a checkmark next to Enable Fast Reconnect.
- Click OK to close the Protected EAP Properties Window
- On the window still left open, click Advanced Settings
- Check the box labeled Specify Authentication Mode
- From the drop down menu select User Authentication.
- Click Save Credentials then enter your firstname.lastname@example.org for the username and your current LAN password for the password.
- Click OK to close Advanced settings.
- Click OK to close eduroam Wireless Network settings, and finally click upper red X to close Manage wireless networks window.
You should now be connected to the ”eduroam” network.
If you are unable to connect your device onto the wireless network on campus, please stop by the helpdesk with the device for assistance.
Locations: 206 Murchie Science Building or 3174 William S. White Building
Phone#: (810)-762-3123 (option 1)
Faculty and staff members of the university who require assistance with connecting university-owned domain machines onto the wireless network, please contact the ITS Helpdesk at 810-762-3123 (option 1) for assistance.