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How to setup Windows XP for eduroam use

Right click on the network icon in the task bar and select "Open Network Connections".

Right click on the entry for you wireless adapter and select "Properties".

Click on the "Wireless Networks" tab.

Click on "Add" to add a new wireless network.

Enter eduroam for "Network name (SSID)".
Select WPA2 for "Network Authentication".
Select AES for "Data encryption".
Click on the "Authentication" tab.

For "EAP type" select *Protected EAP (PEAP)".
Unselect then check box to "Authenticate as computer when computer information is available".
Click on "Properties" to open the Protected EAP Properties window.

Enable the checkbox "Validate server certificate".
In the "Trusted Root Certification Authorities" select box select *Deutsche Telekom Root CA 2".
Click on "Configure" to change the authentication method settings for "Secured password (EAP-MSCHAP v2)".

Unselect the check box to "Automatically use my Windows logon name and password".
Click "OK" to close the window.
Click "OK" in the "Protecte EAP Properties" window to close it.

Click on "View available wireless networks".

Click on the "eduroam" network entry to highlight it.

Clicl on the "Connect" button.

Now you may see a baloon window popping up that request additional information. Click on the baloon. Or while seeing the "Waiting for network to be ready..." click on the wireless network icon in the task bar.

In the "User name" and "Password" fields please enter your CampusNet user name followed by and your CampusNet password, respectively.
Click "OK" to close the window and connect to the network.

Finally your computer is successfully connected to the eduroam network.


  1. connection to eduroam fails, no username/password is requested (wlan connection present). whole setup procedure done as described above. win xp, sp3 (German). "eingeschränkte connectivität". no problem when using "jacobs" network.

    any idea?
    regards, ben

    1. Where are you trying this and how strong is the signal? eduroam is not fully deployed yet on campus, there are areas without proper coverage.

      1. JCLL - upper floor - opposite "Wasserturm". Signalstrength: -70dB, 1Mbit/s (Adapter allows 11g standard).

        1. Strange. Submitted as Ticket#: 2011090111000164 for follow-up.