The University of Sheffield
Corporate Information and Computing Services

Connecting a Windows Vista PC to eduroam

Quick Tip

The wireless network at UK universities is called eduroam. To connect to eduroam you will need to provide your username and password. However, when typing in your username add the text @sheffield.ac.uk - this will allow you to connect at Sheffield but if you visit another University your PC will automatically connect to eduroam there too!

Connecting to Eduroam

To connect to eduroam follow the steps below.

  1. Right click the network icon from the system tray and select 'Connect to a network'.
  2. Click 'Set up a connection or network'.
  3. Select 'Manually connect to a wireless network' and click 'Next'.
  4. In the 'Network name' field type eduroam.
  5. From the 'Security type' drop menu select 'WPA2-Enterprise'.
  6. From the 'Encryption type' drop menu select 'AES' and click Next.
  7. A new screen will indicate you have Successfully added eduroam.
  8. Click 'Change connection settings'.
  9. Select the 'Security tab'.
  10. Click 'Settings'.
  11. Tick the 'Connect to these servers:' and enter 'eduroam.shef.ac.uk' into the box.
  12. In the 'Trusted Root Certification Authorities' window tick 'AddTrust External CA Root'.
  13. Click 'Configure' and untick the box.
  14. Click 'OK' on the three dialogue boxes and click 'Close'.
  15. A notification should appear asking you to enter 'Additional information', click this and you will be prompted to enter your Username and Password.
  16. Enter your Username@sheffield.ac.uk and Password and click 'Connect'.

You should now be connected to the eduroam wireless network.