The University of Sheffield
Corporate Information and Computing Services

Connecting a Windows XP 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. Open available wireless networks by left clicking on the wireless icon at the bottom right of your screen.
  2. Select 'eduroam' and click 'Connect'.
  3. The connection will fail as Windows will be 'unable to find a certificate'.
  4. Click 'Change advanced settings'.
  5. Select the 'Wireless Networks' Tab.
  6. Select 'eduroam' and click properties.
  7. Select the 'Authentication' tab.
  8. Change the 'EAP type' to 'Protected EAP (PEAP)'.
  9. Untick 'Authenticate as computer when computer information is available'.
  10. Click 'Properties'.
  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'.
  14. Untick the box.
  15. Click ok on all four dialogue boxes.
  16. A notification will appear asking you to enter credentials, click on this and you will be prompted to enter your Username and Password (leave Domain blank).
  17. Enter your Username@sheffield.ac.uk and Password and click 'Connect'.

You should now be connected to the eduroam wireless network.