WiFi: Connect with a Microsoft Surface (Windows 8 on ARM)
Connecting to eduroam WiFi with Windows on ARM requires additional steps compared to the desktop version of Windows 8.
- From the Windows Home (Start) screen, start typing Control. Control Panel will appear on the left side of the screen.
- Once in the Control Panel, select View network status and tasks.
- From the Network and Sharing Center, select the Set up a new connection or network link.
- Select Manually connect to a wireless network and click NEXT.
- For the Network name, enter eduroam. Choose WPA2-Enterprise for the Security type. Ensure AES is selected for the Encryption type. Click NEXT once these steps are complete.
- On the next screen, select Change connection settings.
- Under the eduroam Wireless dialog, select the SECURITY tab on the top. Ensure Microsoft: Protected EAP (PEAP) is selected for the Choose a network authentication method: drop-down menu. Click Settings to continue to the next menu.
- Under the Protected EAP Properties dialog, UNCHECK the Verify the server's identity by validating the certificate selection. Click OK to continue.
- Now back in the eduroam Wireless Network Properties dialog, click the ADVANCED SETTINGS button.
- In the Advanced settings dialog, CHECK the box labeled Specify authentication mode:. Select User authentication from the drop down menu. Finally, click Save credentials to continue.
- A Windows Security window will appear. Enter your full University of Minnesota email address and password in the area provided. Once entered, click OK to continue.
- Back in the Advanced Settings dialog, click OK to exit the dialog, then click OK again to close the eduroam Wireless Network Properties dialog as well. Finally click CLOSE to exit the final dialog menu. Click the Windows Home (Start) button on your Microsoft Surface to return to the Home (Start) menu. SWIPE from the right side of the screen to the left to open the CHARMS menu pane.
- Click the SETTINGS button from the CHARMS menu (right side of screen).
- Now click the Wireless icon in the expanded CHARMS menu to open the Networks menu. (It may say eduroam, available, or a different network name. Just look for the rising signal bar icon.)
- Finally, click on the eduroam network. Ensure to CHECK the Connect automatically icon. Click the Connect button.
- Your network should now connect. If it fails, simply turn off your Microsoft Surface and turn it back on. It should automatically connect to eduroam from this point on if it is available.
If you continue to have difficulties connecting to eduroam, contact Technology Help.
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