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Connect to eduroam (Vista, 7)

OSU Access Wireless portal has returned

The login page for the OSU Access wireless network has returned. Information about that can be found here.

OSU Access is an unsecured/unencrypted wireless network. OSU IT staff recommend you use the Eduroam or OSU Secure wireless networks.

Windows Vista and Windows 7 users should follow the "Connect Automatically" instructions to connect to the eduroam network. If these instructions fail, you can try connecting to eduroam manually.


Connect Automatically

To connect to the eduroam network:

  1. Click on your wireless network icon in your taskbar.
  2. Click on the eduroam network in the list, and click the Connect button.
  3. A window should pop up asking for a username and password.

A box should pop up asking for network authentication credentials. Enter your "ONID Username"@onid.oregonstate.edu in the top box, then your ONID password in the bottom box and click OK.

For the Username the "@onid.oregonstate.edu" is required.


If this is your first time connecting to the eduroam network, you may be presented with a certificate warning. Please go ahead and select the Connect option

: If you are unable to connect automatically, try the manual steps below.


Connect Manually

Below are the manual steps to connect to eduroam with Windows Vista/7. Please follow all directions closely for proper setup.

All of the images below can be clicked on if you need a larger view.

Step 1

Click Start, then click Control Panel. Once the Control Panel opens, click Network and Internet, then Network and Sharing Center, then on the left-hand side, click Manage Wireless Networks.

A list of your saved wireless networks (if any) should open up.

Step 2Wireless Connection Properties Menu

Click the Add button on this page.

Note: If eduroam is already listed here (if you tried to add it already), delete it from the list before continuing to clear out any old settings.

Step 3Wireless Networks List

A separate window should open. When it does, select Manually Create a Network Profile.

Step 4Association Screen

This will open a new connection box. Type in the following information:

  • Network Name: eduroam
  • Security Type: WPA2_Enterprise
  • Encryption Type: AES

Leave everything else the way it is. Once finished, it should look like the screenshot to the left (click on it for a larger view). Click the Next button when you are done.

Step 5Success Added

A window should appear saying that you Successfully added eduroam. Click the Change Connection Settings option, and a new settings window should open.

Step 6PEAP Properties

Click on the Security tab at the top, and verify that Security type is still WPA2-Enterprise, Encryption Type is still AES, and theNetwork Authentication Method is set to Microsoft: Protected EAP (PEAP).

Click on the Settings button next to the drop-down menu.

Step 7PEAP Settings

Un-check the box next to Validate Server Certificate.

Make sure that the Secure Authentication Method is set to Secure Password (EAP-MSCHAP v2), and then click the Configure button next to it.

Step 8Auto Login Settings

Un-check the box next to Automatically use my Windows logon name and password.

Click OK three times to close the open settings windows.

Step 9Connect to Secure Network

You should be looking at the Successfully added eduroamwindow again. Click Close to close this window.

Click on the wireless icon in the lower left-hand corner of your dock, select the eduroam network from the list, and clickConnect.

Step 10ONID Login

A box should pop up asking for network authentication credentials. Enter your "ONIDusername"@onid.oregonstate.edu in the top box, then your ONID password in the bottom box and click OK.

For the Username the "@onid.oregonstate.edu" is required.

Step 11

If it asks you to set a location for eduroam, choose Public Network.

You should now be connected to the eduroam network!

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