WiFi: Windows 7 Setup Guide
Your Windows 7 computer will automatically find all wireless networks in range. On campus, you will see four UofM Networks: eduroam, UofM Guest, UofM, and UofM Secure.
We strongly recommend using eduroam to connect if you are a University Staff, Student, Faculty, or have a University Sponsored Account.
Connect to eduroam
This network can be used at campuses across the world with your UofM login information. For more details on where you can use eduroam, check the list of participating campuses. When authenticating to eduroam, use your Full UMN Email address as your username and your normal password.
- Click the Start menu and select Control Panel.
- Click Network and Sharing Center and then click Manage wireless networks (on the left side of the window).
Select Manually create a network profile.
Configure the wireless network using these settings:
- Network name: eduroam
- Note: "eduroam" is case-sensitive.
- Security type: WPA2-Enterprise
- Encryption type: AES
- Start this connection automatically: Ensure this option is checked.
- Connect even if the network is not broadcasting: This should NOT be checked as the eduroam system is enabled to broadcast the network SSID
- Network name: eduroam
- Click Next. The network will be added if it does not already exist.
- Click Change connection settings.
Configure Network Settings
- Select the Security tab.
- Click the Settings button.
- Set Protected EAP configuration according to the following settings
- Check Validate server certificate.
- Check Connect to these servers:
- Type wireless.netaccess.umn.edu
- Check AddTrust External CA Root under "Trusted Root Certification Authorities."
- Select Secured password (EAP-MSCHAP v2) under "Select Authentication Method."
- Check Enable Fast Reconnect
- Click the Configure button next to the "Select Authentication Method" dropdown menu.
- Uncheck Automatically use my Windows logon name and password (and domain if any).
- After returning to the Protecting EAP Properties dialog box, click OK to accept your changes. Back at the eduroam Wireless Network Properties dialog box, click on the Advanced Settings button towards the bottom of the window. On 802.1X settings, select the Specify authentication mode check box and select User Authentication as the primary authentication mode. Select the OK button to apply changes and click OK again when you are returned to the eduroam Wireless Network Properties dialog box. Finally, select the Close button at the bottom of the Manually connect to a wireless network dialog box.
Once the dialog box closes, Windows will prompt you that Additional information is needed to connected to eduroam. Click on this notification balloon.
- Click the wireless connection icon at the bottom right corner.
- Select eduroam.
- Click Connect.
- Enter your full University of Minnesota email address and password
- Click OK.