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Configuring Windows 7 to Access eduroam Wireless Network

Last Updated: Mar 04, 2019 02:55PM EST

Intended Audience

This guide is intended to help connect personal computers running Windows 7 onto the campus wireless network. This Quicknote is for the benefit of the affiliates and guests of the University of Michigan-Flint. 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 current password. The instructions within this guide are designed specifically for Windows 7.

What are all these networks?

  • eduroam
    • 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 a more secure, faster Internet connectivity across campus and when visiting other participating institutions.
  • Setup your Wireless
    • This network is designed to automatically configure the wireless settings of personally owned laptops (not phones or tablets) to connect to eduroam. Please do not use this utility if your laptop is owned by the university. If you are having difficulty connecting to eduroam with a university provided laptop please contact the helpdesk.
  • MGuest
    • Visitors to our campus that do not participate or are unfamiliar with eduroam can gain one day access to Internet Wi-Fi (not local UM-Flint resources such as printers). This is also the connection that devices that cannot support connecting to eduroam will utilize such as gaming consoles (Xbox, Play Stations Wii), video/informational streaming device (Roku, Amazon Echo/DOT/Fire sticks) and Smart TV’s. These devices must be registered before connecting to MGuest, for help on how to register these devices please click here.

Table of Contents

Connecting to eduroam using 'Setup Your Wireless'

To easily connect your personal laptop to eduroam, please connect to the Setup your Wireless wireless network

  1. Open a web browser (Safari, Firefox, Chrome, etc.) if your default browser does not automatically open
  2. Press the Join Now button, the install script should start to download
  3. When the download is complete, run the file that was downloaded
  4. Enter your email address and press the Join button in the lower right
  5. Once the installation is complete, press the Finish button in the lower right

Manually Configuring eduroam on Windows 7

  1. Right click your wireless icon typically found in the lower right of the taskbar.
  2. From the opened dialogue box click Open Network and Sharing Center.
  3. 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).
  4. Click Add from the menu bar, then click Manually create a network profile.
  5. Fill in the following information:
    • Network Name: eduroam
    • Security Type: WPA2-Enterprise
    • Encryption Type: AES
    • Start this connection automatically should be checked.
  6. Click Next and then click Change Connection Settings
  7. Click the Security Tab, Verify Network authentication method is set to (PEAP).
  8. 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
    • 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
  9. 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 for the username and your current current password for the password.
    • Click OK to close Advanced settings.
  10. 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)

Additional Information

If you would like to have temporary access to the wireless network on campus, please connect to MGuest. For future information regarding this process, please click here.
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