Win Vista instructions

Win Vista instructions
Setup guide for
Windows Vista
eduroam (education roaming) is a secure, world-wide roaming access service that allows
university staff and students wireless internet access at participating national and international eduroam campuses. For more information on the eduroam service visit Use these instructions for setting up and testing your connection
to eduroam on campus or connecting to eduroam at a remote campus location.
System requirements & prerequisites
To access eduroam, you will need a properly configured 802.11a/b/g/n (WiFi) compatible notebook
computer or mobile device that supports WPA2 Enterprise wireless security. Most new notebooks and
many new mobile devices meet these requirements.
1. Activate your laptop’s wireless connectivity [page 1]
2. Configure your wireless connection for eduroam [page 1]
3. Connect to eduroam [page 5]
eduroam setup instructions
Step 1 - Activate your laptop’s wireless connectivity
Methods of turning wireless networking on and off differ from computer to computer.
Some laptops have a key displaying the wireless symbol (left), while others require a
manual connection method. If in doubt, consult your laptop’s user manual.
Step 2 - Configure your wireless connection for eduroam
You need to be on campus near a UniWide
wireless hotspot such as a library, computer lab
or common area to configure your computer
for eduroam. To access eduroam on another
campus, look for the eduroam logo or the local university’s wireless
service symbol as eduroam uses local wireless infrastructure.
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1. Click Start > Control Panel
2. Click on Classic View
3. Click on the Network and
Sharing Centre icon
4. Under Tasks, click Set up a connection
or network
5. Click Manually connect to a
wireless network
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6. Type eduroam (in lowercase)
in the Network name field
• Select WPA2-Enterprise from the
Security Type drop-down menu.
• Select AES from the Encryption
type drop down menu
7. Click Next
8. Click Change connection settings
9. Ensure the following are checked:
• Connect automatically when this
network is in range
• Connect to a more preferred
network if available
10. Click on the Security tab
• Check the Cache user information...
(below Protected EAP drop-down menu)
11. Click on the Settings
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12. Ensure the following are checked:
• Validate server certificate
• UTN-USERFirst-Hardware (scroll down
to locate)
• Enable Fast Reconnect
13. Click the Configure button
14. Ensure this is NOT checked
15. Click OK to close this window
16. Click OK to close the previous two
When you see the Manually Connect to a wireless network window below - go to the
Connect to eduroam steps oveleaf
You have configured your laptop to connect to eduroam
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Step 3 - Connect to eduroam
1. Click Connect to…
2. Select eduroam then click Connect
3. Click on Enter/Select additional log on
• Enter your z number followed by in the Username
field (as in: [email protected])
• Enter your zPass password in the
Password field
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• Click OK
A Connecting to eduroam window will appear
A Successfully connected to
eduroam message will appear
4. Click Connect
You are now connected to the eduroam wireless network
While you are on the UNSW campus, please use the UniWide
service as eduroam has limited capacity
Once you have completed the above instructions your laptop should automatically connect to
eduroam whenever your are within range of a eduroam access point at a participating eduroam
location anywhere in the world.
Note: ensure your laptop has wireless connectivity turned on before attempting to access eduroam.
If you change your zPass in the future - you will be prompted to re-enter it the
next time you attempt to connect to eduroam
If you have any issues or questions, please contact the IT Service Centre at [email protected]
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