Setup eduroam wifi

Windows 8

Automatic setup

Click the button below to automatically setup your laptop or device.

Download and install the automatic setup program  

Manual setup

Use these instructions if the automatic setup does not work:

  1. Download the University of Leicester root certificate to your Desktop and click Run or Open
  2. Click Install Certificate...
    Install Certificate
  3. Choose Local Machine. Select Next
    Choose local machine
  4. Select Next
  5. Select Place all certificates in the following store
    Certificate store
  6. Browse to the Trusted Root Certificate Authorities Folder and click Ok
  7. Click Next then Finish to install the certificate. You should see a message telling you the import was successful:
    Import was successful
  8. Press OK on all open dialogue boxes to exit the Certificate installer
  9. Press the Start key. Type in control panel. Click on Control panel
    Search for Control Panel
  10. Choose network status and tasks.
    Network and Internet
  11. Click View network status and tasks
    Network and Sharing Centre
  12. Click Setup a New Connection or Network.
    Setup a New Connection or Network
  13. Click Manually connect to a wireless network.
    Manually connect to a wireless network
  14. Enter the following details:
    Network name: eduroam
    Security type: WPA2-Enterprise
    Encryption type: AES
    Enter settings
    Click Next
  15. Click Change Connection Settings.
    Change Connection Settings
  16. From the Security tab, click Settings then OK.
  17. Enter the following details:
    • Select Verify the servers's identity by validating the certificate
    • Select Connect to these servers and type
    • Under Trusted Root Certification Authorities select University of Leicester
    • Select Tell user if the server's identity cannot be verified
    • Select Enable Fast Reconnect
    • Select Enable Identity Privacy and type in anonymous
    • Click Configure
  18. De-select Automatically use... and click OK
    Automatically use
  19. Click OK, then close all remaining boxes
  20. Click on the Network symbol in the System Tray
    Select network
  21. Click on eduroam and press Connect
  22. Enter your University email address (Students:, Staff: If you have a Friendly email address you will need to use your University IT account username followed by and password to login
    University email address and password
  23. Click OK to connect to eduroam wifi.
  24. If you were using Setup-UniOfLeic-Wifi to access these instructions, you can now remove it from your laptop/device so that it does not connect to this network accidentally. Choose Forget this network from the list of available networks.
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