Wireless: Manually Connect to eduroam (Windows 8.1)

General Information

Before proceeding, make sure you have the latest Service Packs and Windows updates installed.  Also make sure your wireless adapter has the latest drivers installed. If your computer has a built-in wireless adapter, download the latest drivers from the computer manufacturer's website. If you have an external wireless adapter, download the latest drivers from the adapter manufacturer's website.  Information on Deleting a Wireless Network found here.

Manually Connect to eduroam

1. Right click on the "wireless signal" icon, located at the bottom right hand side of your screen. 

the wifi status icon at the bottom of the page with no connection

2.  Select Open Network and Sharing Center

right-click the status icon to reveal "open network and sharing center"

3. Select Set up a new connection or network

network and sharing center and option to "set up new connection or network"

4. Select Manually connect to a wireless network, and click Next

the network setup and "manually connect to a wireless network" option

5. Fill in the following wireless network settings for eduroam:

  • Network Name:    eduroam
  • Security Type:    WPA-2 Enterprise     
  • Encryption Type:    AES Encryption
  • Security Key:    Leave this Blank
  • Start this Connection Automatically:    CHECK This Box
  • Connect even if the Network is NOT Broadcasting:    UNCHECK This Box

manual network set up window to enter the network information.

6. Click Change connection settings

Change Connection Settings window

7. Click on the Security tab and then Settings.

security tab and settings tab located in the middle of the window

8. Check the boxes that say AAA Certificate Services, and scroll down to find GTE CyberTrust Global Root. Click Ok

Trusted Certificate Authorities options

9. Click on the "wireless signal" icon, located at the bottom right hand side of your screen.

the wireless icon with no connection

10. Select eduroam. Login with your myLSU ID & myLSU Password.

  • If you do not enter your myLSU credentials in the form <myLSU ID>@lsu.edu, you WILL receive an error message.

Enter eduroam login credentials in Networks

11. You are now successfully connected to the LSU eduroam secure wireless network. 

8/18/2020 6:53:34 PM