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Connecting to eduroam Wireless with Windows 7

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How do I connect to the eduroam wireless network with Windows 7?


The eduroam (education roaming) network is the secure, world-wide roaming wireless developed for the international research and education community. Once you're connected to eduroam, you can enjoy secure WiFi access at UC Davis, other educational institutions, and hotspots worldwide. No matter where you roam, your UC Davis security credentials are always checked back home at UC Davis. At eduroam hotspots around the world, no one but you knows your credentials so your connection is safe from hackers. For more information, please visit the eduroam service page in the IT Catalog.

The eduroam network uses 802.1x Security Certificates maintained by the Network Operations Center.  For more details, please visit NOC Public Certificates.



  1. Go to your taskbar and click on the network icon. A window showing the available networks in your area will appear.
  2. Choose eduroam.
  3. Select connect automatically.

After you have selected both, click Connect.

  1. A window prompting you to enter your user credentials will appear. Once you have entered your information into both fields, click OK.
  2. In the username field
    • (CORRECT)

  3. In the password field, enter your Kerberos Passphrase

Note: The first time you connect your computer to Eduroam, Windows 7 may not recognize the security certificate. Connecting to the network automatically adds the certificate and the network configurations.

  1. A window titled Set Network Location will appear. Choose to set Eduroam as a Public Network.
  2. The final window should display that Eduroam was set as a Public Network.
  3. Click close.

Note: For users on department machines (Non-uConnect Domain and/or Non-Administrator accounts). Your credentials stored on your machine may be different than those of your Kerberos Login & Passphrase. Windows often stores these credentials in a manner that does not allow you to edit them. If you encounter this problem you will need to contact your department's IT personnel, Exchange admin, or computer hardware manager for additional assistance.

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