eduroam @ Carshalton College

Manual Instructions- Windows 7

Install the Certificate

First you will need to install the Certificate. The certificate is available here.

Step 1: Configuring eduroam

The first step is to configure the eduroam connection for your computer. Please follow these steps:

1. Click on the wireless icon in the bottom right hand corner of the task bar.

2. A small window will now be displayed. This will show the available wireless networks.

3. Then click on “Open Network and Sharing Center”


4. In the window that opens, click on the “Manage wireless networks” link.


5. Then click “Add”.


6. In the window that appears click on the option “Manually Create a Network Profile”.


7. You now need to enter information for the connection.

8. For the 'Network Name' enter 'eduroam'.

9. For the 'Security Type' select 'WPA2 Enterprise'.

10. For the 'Encryption Type' select 'AES'.


11. Then click “Next”.

12. Then click “Change Connection Settings”.


13. A new window will appear. Ensure that the option 'Connect to a more preferred network if available' is unticked.


14. Then click on the 'Security' tab.

15. Make sure that the 'network authentication method' is set to 'Microsoft: Protected EAP (PEAP)'.

16. Make sure that the “Remember my credentials for the connection each time I’m logged on” is ticked

17. Next, click on the “Settings” button.


18. Make sure that the "Validate Server certificate" option is ticked, then make sure that the “” certificate is ticked in the "Trusted Root Certificate Authorities" list.

19. Make sure that the option “Do not prompt user to authorize new servers or trusted certification authorities” is ticked.

20. Then tick the “Enable Identity Privacy” tick box and then enter your username without the “” part.

21. Ensure that the "Authentication Method" is set to "Secured password (EAP-MSCHAP v2)", Then click the “Configure” button.


22. In the window that appears, un tick the option “Automatically use my Windows logon name and password”. Click Ok.


23. Click “Ok” again.

24. Then click “OK” for the third time.

25. Now click on “Close”.

26. Now close the “Manage Wireless Networks” window.

27. Click on the wireless icon in the bottom right hand corner of the task bar.

28. Select “eduroam” and then click the “Connect” button.


29. Once, you have clicked “Connect” a “Network Authentication Window” will be presented to you.

30. Please enter your username including "", and password. Then click on “Ok”.


31. You are now connected to eduroam.


Step 2: Configuring your browser

If you want to browse the web to reach any web sites outside the College you must configure your browser to use the web proxy.

Internet Explorer 5 or higher

1. Click Start, Settings, Control Panel and double-click Internet Options.
2. Choose the Connections tab.
3. Click the LAN Settings button.
4. Ticks the Automatically detect settings option. Untick any others that are ticked.
5. Choose OK and then in the Internet Options panel choose OK again to finish.


1. Run Firefox.
2. From the Tools drop down menu select Options...
3. In the Options panel click the 'Advanced' icon/tab.
4. Select the 'Network' tab.
5. Click the 'Settings...' button.
6. Tick the Auto-Detect Proxy Settings for this network button.
7. Choose OK and then in the Options panel choose OK again to finish
8. Close and restart the browser.

Step 3: Disconnecting from eduroam

In order to disconnect from eduroam you will need to:

  1. Click on the wireless icon in the bottom right hand corner of the task bar.
  2. You should now see the “Network Connections “window appear.
  3. Select “eduroam” from the list of wireless networks.
  4. Click the “Disconnect” button.

You are now disconnected.