Wireless access at other Universities and Colleges with eduroam (Windows XP)

Note: On April 8, 2014, Microsoft ceased support for Windows XP. This means that you will no longer be able to get security updates, which leaves your computer vulnerable to security risks and viruses. The Help Desk strongly recommends you upgrade to a supported version of Microsoft Windows if at all possible.

We recommend that UofT faculty, staff and students set up and test their computers prior to travelling to a partner institution. Once it is  set up, you will have wireless access to any eduroam-enabled institution in the world. While at UofT, you should be using UofT's wireless network (UofT).  

You can use eduroam to gain wireless access at universities and colleges other than the University of Toronto.

What is eduroam?

"Eduroam (education roaming) is the secure, world-wide roaming access service developed for the international research and education community."  (from eduroam.org)

Eduroam setup for Windows XP SP3 (NOTE: Eduroam will not work without Service Pack 3)

  1. Click on the wireless network icon in the bottom right corner and choose View Available Wireless Networks.

  2. In the window that opens, click Change Advanced Settings.

  3. Go to the Wireless Networks tab and click Add.

  4. Fill in the following information:
    • Network Name: eduroam
    • Network Authentication: WPA2
    • Data Encryption: AES

  5. Go to the Authentication tab. Under EAP type, select Protected EAP (PEAP). Click the Properties button.

  6. In the Properties window, ensure that Validate server certificate is checked. Check Connect to these Servers and type radius.wireless.utoronto.ca. For Select Authentication Method choose Secured Password (EAP-MSCHAP v2). Click the Configure button.

  7. Uncheck Automatically use my windows logon name and password. Click OK.

  8. Click OK, then OK again. You should be back in the Wireless Network Connection Properties window and eduroam should show up in the Preferred networks list. Since the UofT wireless network should be your primary network while on campus, it should appear above eduroam in the list, so it’s the first network your computer sees. To do this, choose UofT and click Move up until it’s above eduroam. Click OK to close this window.

Connecting and Reconnecting

  1. To connect to the eduroam network, mouse over the wireless network icon until you see the alert message shown below. Click on the alert message to bring up the authentication window.

  2. Enter your User name as utorid@utoronto.ca (where “utorid” is your actual UTORid), and your UTORid password. Click OK.

  3. You will see a Validate Server Certificate window. Click OK.

  4. You will see a status window showing the attempt to authenticate. The wireless icon at the bottom right will show activity when connected.

Tags: Wireless
Last update:
2016-06-23 22:29
Rob Zamozniak
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