Windows XP/SP3 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. Select Network Connections
  3. Right click on your wireless adapter and select Properties
  4. Select the Wireless Networks tab
  5. Ensure that SFUNET-SECURE (or eduroam) is not already in the Preferred Networks list. If so, remove it.
  6. Click the Add button
  7. Enter the following configuration details (settings are case-sensitive!):
    1. Network Name: SFUNET-SECURE (or eduroam)
    2. Network Authentication: WPA2
    3. Data encryption: AES
  8. Click the Authentication tab
  9. Select Protected EAP (PEAP) as the EAP type
  10. Uncheck Authenticate as computer when computer information is available
  11. Click the Properties button
  12. Do one of the following:
    1. Select Validate Server certificate and select Thawte Premium Server CA from list
    2. Uncheck Validate Server certificate
  13. Click the Configure button
  14. Uncheck Automatically use my Windows logon name and password and click OK
  15. Click OK and Close to all open dialogue windows.
  16. Enable your wireless adapter and connect to SFUNET-SECURE (or eduroam)
  17. 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
  18. You should now be connected to SFUNET-SECURE (or eduroam)