eduroam @ Carshalton College

Manual Instructions- Windows Vista

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 “Start”, and then on “Connect To”.

2. The “Connect to a Network” window will open. Next, click on the link for “Open Network and Sharing Center”.

3. In the “Network and Sharing Center” window, select the “Manage Wireless Networks” link in the left hand sidebar.


4. Then click “Add”.


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


6. You now need to enter information for the connection.
7. For the 'Network Name' enter 'eduroam'.
8. For the 'Security Type' select 'WPA2 Enterprise'.
9. For the 'Encryption Type' select 'AES'.


10. Then click “Next”.
11. Then click “Change Connection Settings”


12. A new window will appear. Ensure that the option 'Connect to a more preferred network if available' is un-ticked.


13. Then click on the 'Security' tab.
14. Make sure that the 'network authentication method' is set to 'Microsoft: Protected EAP (PEAP)'.
15. Make sure that the “Cache user information for subsequent connections to this network” is ticked.


16. Next, click on the “Settings” button.
17. Make sure the 'Validate server certificate' option is ticked.
18. Make sure that the “” certificate is ticked.
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. Then click the “Configure” button. In the window that appears, untick the option “Automatically use my Windows logon name and password”. Click Ok.


22. Click “Ok” again.
23. Then click “OK” for the third time.
24. Now click the “Enter/Select additional log on information”.


25. You will now be presented with a “Enter Credentials” window.
26. Please enter your username including "", and password. Then click on “Ok”.


27. You will now be 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.