Windows 7 Configuration for SFUNET-SECURE and eduroam

For best results, it is recommend to carry out the following procedures while your wireless adapter is disabled. By default Windows will attempt to connect to the wireless network you are creating BEFORE you have finished entering all of the required configuration settings. This can lead to unpredictable behaviour.

  1. Open Control Panel
  2. Open Network and Sharing Center
  3. Click Manage Wireless Networks for the left navigation menu
  4. Click Add
  5. Click Manually create a network profile
  6. Enter the following (settings are case-sensitive!):
    1. Network Name: SFUNET-SECURE (or eduroam)
    2. Security Type: WPA2-Enterprise
    3. Encryption Type: AES
    4. Start this connection automatically: checked (optional)
  7. Click Change connection settings
  8. Click the Security tab
  9. Ensure Choose a network authentication method is Microsoft: Protected EAP (PEAP)
  10. Click Settings button
  11. Do one of the following:
    1. Select Validate Server certificate and select Thawte Premium Server CA from list
    2. Uncheck Validate Server certificate
  12. Click Configure button
  13. Uncheck Automatically use my Windows logon name and password and click OK
  14. Click OK to close the Protected EAP Properties window
  15. Optional: If you wish to cache your user name and password for future sessions, do the following:
    1. Click the Advanced Settings button
    2. Check Specify authentication mode
    3. Select User authentication for the drop down
    4. Click the Save Credentials button
    5. Enter your SFU computing ID and password in the format (
    6. Enter you SFU computing password
    7. Click OK
  16. Select OK or Close to all open dialogue windows
  17. Enable your wireless adapter and connect to SFUNET-SECURE (or eduroam) (note: you may be presented with an information bubble popup asking you to enter your credentials. If so, Enter your SFU computing ID and password in the format (
  18. You should now be connected to the network