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Configuring Windows 8 to Access eduroam Wireless Network

Last Updated: May 15, 2017 11:55AM EDT

Intended Audience

This Quicknote is intended to help students, faculty or staff connect personal computers running Windows 8 onto the campus wireless network, eduroam. If you are attempting to connect a university-owned, domain joined computer, 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 8.

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 internet connectivity across campus and when visiting other participating institutions.
  • Setup your Wireless
    • This network is designed to automatically configure the wireless settings of laptops (not phones or tablets) to connect to eduroam. If you have a university owned laptop (such as PT student issued laptops) DO NOT use this.
    • Setup your Wireless is not available in Riverfront.
  • MGuest
    • 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:

  1. Press the Join Now button, the install script should start to download
  2. When the download is complete, run the file that was downloaded
  3. Enter your email address and press the Join button in the lower right
  4. 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

Manually Configuring eduroam on Windows 8

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  1. From the live tiles screen, type Network and Sharing in the search bar
  2. Click Settings on the right side of the screen
  3. Click Network and Sharing Center
  4. In the middle of the page select Setup a new connection or network
  5. In the Setup a connection or network box, select Manually connect to a wireless network
  6. Click Next
  7. For the Network Name type eduroam
  8. For the Security type select WPA2-Enterprise
  9. In the Manually connect to a wireless network box, Click Next
  10. Click Change connection settings
  11. Click the Security tab
  12. Next to Microsoft Protected EAP, click the Settings button
    • At the top of the Protected EAP properties box 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
    • In the Notifications before Connecting dropdown list select Don’t ask user to authorize new servers or trusted CAs.
    • 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 drop-down for Select Authentication Method place a checkmark next to Enable Fast Reconnect.
    • In the protected EAP properties box, Click OK
  13. Near the bottom of the window, Click Advanced settings
    • Check the box next to Specify authentication mode
    • From the drop down menu, choose User authentication
    • Click Save Credentials
      • In the windows security box, in the user name field, type your
      • In the password field type your LAN password
      • Click OK
    • In the advanced settings box click OK
  14. In the eduroam wireless network properties box, click OK.
  15. In the Manually connect to a wireless network box, Click Close.
  16. From the desktop, click on the wireless icon.
  17. From the list of networks, click eduroam if it has not already been selected.
  18. Under the eduroam network, click Connect.
  19. Wait while your computer connects. (This could take a couple minutes)

You should now be connected to the eduroam network.

Additional Information

Faculty and staff members of the university who require assistance with connecting university-owned, domain joined computers onto the wireless network, please contact the ITS Helpdesk at 810-762-3123, option 1, for assistance.

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.


If you have any questions or experience any issues with this Quicknote, please visit or contact the ITS Helpdesk for assistance.
Locations: 206 Murchie Science Building or 3174 William S. White Building
Phone#: (810)-762-3123 (option 1)

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