Windows Vista 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 (Under the Network and Internet heading if Control Panel is not in classic view mode)
  3. Click Manage wireless networks for left navigation menu
  4. Click Add
  5. Select 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 theProtected EAP Properties window
  15. Optional: If you wish to cache your user name and password for future sessions, check Cache user information for subsequent connections to this network
  16. Click OK and Close to all open dialog boxes.
  17. Enable your wireless adapter and connect to SFUNET-SECURE by clicking on your wireless/network icon in the task bar, selecting connect to a network and selecting SFUNET-SECURE (or eduroam)
  18. An information bubble will popup near the bottom of the screen requesting that you enter your user credentials. Enter you user name in the format username@sfu.ca
  19. You should now be connected to the network