Configuring Microsoft Windows 8 for eduroam – version 1.1 – dated 10-08-16 – JDL, ITS
Configuring Microsoft Windows 8 for eduroam @ Salford.ac.uk
The following steps show how to correctly configure the eduroam Service on a Windows 8 PC to allow you to connect to the University Of Salford.
- Right Click the Wi-Fi Icon on the Notification area near the bottom right of the desktop and click “Open Network and Sharing Center”
- When the Network and Sharing Center window opens, click on “Set up a new connection or network”
Then click on “Manually connect to a wireless network” to start the wizard
- Configure the next screen as shown below:
- Click Next to create the profile and then click on “Change connection settings”
- Ensure the connection tab looks like this:
- Click the Security tab and un-tick “Remember my credentials for this connection each time I’m logged on”.
- Then under ‘Choose a network authentication method:’ to right of ‘Microsoft: Protected EAP (PEAP) click on the ‘Settings’ button:
- This will open up the ‘Protected EAP Properties’ window. Scroll down under ‘Trusted Root Certification Authorities’ to the ‘QuoVadisRoot CA 2’ certificate and click in the box to the left of this (to put a tick to select this certificate). Under ‘Select Authentication Method’ ensure ‘Secured password (EAP-MSCHAP v2) is selected and click on the ‘Configure’ button:
IMPORTANT: ensure you tick the correct QuoVadis Root CA 2 certificate as without this step you will NOT be able to connect to eduroam.
- This will open the ‘EAP MSCHAPv2 Properties’ box. Un-tick the box to the left of ‘Automatically use my Windows logon name and password (and domain if any)’ option. Note: if this is checked you will NOT be able to authenticate with the eduroam service.
- Now click on the “Advanced settings” button.
- On the next dialog, tick “Specify Authentication Method” and choose “User Authentication”
- Then click on the “802.11 settings” tab and un-tick “Enable Pairwise Master Key (PMK) caching
- Click “OK” and “Close” until all dialogs are closed
- The eduroam network is now configured for Windows 8 and will show in list of available networks.
Connecting to eduroam
Now that we have configured the correct authentication requirements, we should be ready to connect to eduroam.
Click on the Wi-Fi icon on the Notification area and then on eduroam:
You should be prompted for your userid and password:
IMPORTANT: You must enter it in the format shown above replacing “userid” your own University Domain username suffixed by @salford.ac.uk (example: ). Your password should be your normal login password.
You should now be connected to eduroam.
If you have any issues in connecting to eduroam then you should contact the IT Service Desk:
Tel: 0161 295 2444
ITS web site: