The eduroam service is available across the Durham University campus to visiting academic staff and students. The service is provided by JANET and only available to WiFi enabled devices. Wired eduroam access, the ability to logon to a wired university point or a university managed PC, is not currently available.
If you require wired guest access or are a guest outside of the academic community and need a guest account, please refer to the University Library pages.
Please ensure your wireless is turned on and your wireless adaptor connection is enabled.
Wherever you see the eduroam wireless network available, you will be able to connect as detailed.
Configuring eduroam for Windows XP
- From the Start menu, open Control Panel
- Select Network and Internet Connections
- Select Network Connections
- If for any reason the Wireless Network Connection is Disabled, right click the icon and select Enabled.
- Right click on the Wireless Network Connection and select Properties
- Under the General tab click on Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
- Then click Properties
- Ensure that both Obtain an IP address automatically and Obtain DNS server address automatically are selected
- Click OK to close the window
- Once back in the Wireless Network Connection Properties window
- Select the Wireless Networks tab
- Click the Add... button
- Enter eduroam as the Network name (SSID)
- Check the tickbox for Connect even if this network is not broadcasting
- Under the Wireless Network Key section
- Set Network Authentication to WPA
- Data Encryption to TKIP
- Click on the Authentication tab next
- Set the EAP type to Protected EAP (PEAP)
- Click Properties
- Make sure Validate server certificate is NOT checked
- Change the Select Authentication Method option to Secured password (EAP-MSCHAPv2)
- Click Configure
- Make sure Automatically use my Windows logon name is NOT checked
- Click OK on all open dialog windows until you return to the Network Connections window.
- Now try to connect to the eduroam network via the Windows wireless manager
- When you try to connect you will see a notification bubble pop-up in the bottom right of you screen:
- Click on the notification bubble and you will be shown a login prompt
- Enter your login and password from your home institution and remember to include your realm (domain) in the username e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org
- Logon domain should be left empty
- Once authenticated the first time, Windows will remember your logon credentials so you will not need to enter these again.