Windows 8/10 Configuration for SFUNET-SECURE and eduroam
Windows 8/10 has a much more simplified method of configuring a WPA2/Enterprise network. In most cases, it should work without problems. Simply do the following:
- On the bottom task bar, click on the Wireless icon.
- Select SFUNET-SECURE or eduroam from the list of networks.
- Ensure the Connect automatically box is checked.
- Click the Connect button.
- When prompted, enter your SFU Computing ID in the format "firstname.lastname@example.org" and password and click OK.
- You may be prompted to verify the servers identity. If so, click Connect. Note: Windows 8/10 will restart the authentication setup if Connect is not clicked quickly. If so, repeat 5 again.
- You should now be connected to SFUNET-SECURE or eduroam.
In some cases, it has been found the default method Windows 8/10 uses to configure WPA2-Enterprise networks does not work consistently. If you are having trouble connecting or staying connected to SFUNET-SECURE or eduroam, try the following procedure to set your connection up using this advanced method.
- Open the search dialogue (move mouse to top-right of screen, select Search).
- Enter the term Command Prompt.
- Click on the Command Prompt icon until a black window appears
- Type the following on command line (replace SFUNET-SECURE with eduroam connections as appropriate): netsh wlan delete profile name="SFUNET-SECURE"
- Open your control panel, or right click on the wireless icon in your task bar. Choose Open Network and Sharing Center
- Select Set up a new connection or network.
- Select Manually connect to a wireless network.
- Enter SFUNET-SECURE as the network name.
- Choose WPA2-Enterprise as the security type.
- Ensure Start this connection automatically is selected
- Click Next. You should be presented with a request to Change connection settings. Select this option.
- Click the Security Tab.
- Change the network authentication method to Microsoft: EAP-TTLS.
- Ensure that Remember my credentials for this connection each time I'm logged on is selected.
- Click the Advanced Settings button.
- Check the Specify authentication mode and choose User authentication.
- Click Save credentials and enter your computing ID and password.
- Click OK and close all open configuration dialogues.
- Connect to the SFUNET-SECURE or eduroam network you just configured. You will likely be prompted to trust a certificate before proceeding. Click Connect.
- You should now be connected to the network.