This guide is intended to help connect personal computers running Windows 8 onto the campus wireless network. This Quicknote is for the benefit of the affiliates and guests of the University of Michigan-Flint. If you are attempting to connect University-owned domain machines, please consult the ITS Helpdesk in 206 MSB for assistance.
To connect to the campus wireless network, you will need to know your uniqname and current password. The instructions within this guide are designed specifically for Windows 8.
What are all these networks?
The network (SSID) eduroam is a secure, world-wide roaming access service developed for the international research and education community. This allows students, researchers, and staff from participating institutions to obtain a more secure, faster Internet connectivity across campus and when visiting other participating institutions.
Setup your Wireless
This network is designed to automatically configure the wireless settings of personally-owned laptops (not phones or tablets) to connect to eduroam. Please do not use this utility if your laptop is owned by the university. If you are having difficulty connecting to eduroam with a university-provided laptop please contact the helpdesk.
Visitors to our campus that do not participate or are unfamiliar with eduroam can gain one day access to Internet Wi-Fi (not local UM-Flint resources such as printers). This is also the connection that devices that cannot support connecting to eduroam will utilize such as gaming consoles (Xbox, Play Station, Wii), video/informational streaming device (Roku, Amazon Echo/DOT/Fire sticks) and Smart TV’s. These devices must be registered before connecting to MGuest, for help on how to register these devices please click here.
From the live tiles screen, type Network and Sharing in the search bar
Click Settings on the right side of the screen
Click Network and Sharing Center
In the middle of the page select Setup a new connection or network
In the Setup a connection or network box, select Manually connect to a wireless network
For the Network Name type eduroam
For the Security type select WPA2-Enterprise
In the Manually connect to a wireless network box, Click Next
Click Change connection settings
Click the Security tab
Next to Microsoft Protected EAP, click the Settings button
At the top of the Protected EAP properties box ensure that there IS a checkmark next to Verify the server’s identity by validating the certificate
Place a checkmark next to Connect to these servers:
In the textbox below “Connect to these servers” type pf.umflint.edu
In the “Trusted Root Certification Authorities:” selection box place a checkmark next to Addtrust External CA Root
In the Notifications before Connecting dropdown list select Don’t ask user to authorize new servers or trusted CAs.
Near the bottom of the window, under the Select authentication method Click the configure button
From the EAP MSCHAP V2 properties window uncheck automatically use my windows logon name and password
Just below the drop-down for Select Authentication Method place a checkmark next to Enable Fast Reconnect.
In the protected EAP properties box, Click OK
Near the bottom of the window, Click Advanced settings
Check the box next to Specify authentication mode
From the drop-down menu, choose User authentication
Click Save Credentials
In the windows security box, in the user name field, type your firstname.lastname@example.org
In the password field type your current password
In the advanced settings box click OK
In the eduroam wireless network properties box, click OK.
In the Manually connect to a wireless network box, Click Close.
From the desktop, click on the wireless icon.
From the list of networks, click eduroam if it has not already been selected.
Under the eduroam network, click Connect.
Wait while your computer connects. (This could take a couple of minutes)
You should now be connected to the eduroam network.
Faculty and staff members of the university who require assistance with connecting University-owned, domain-joined computers onto the wireless network, please contact the ITS Helpdesk at 810-762-3123, option 1, for assistance. If you would like to have temporary access to the wireless network on campus, please connect to MGuest. For future information regarding this process, please click here.
If you have any questions or experience any issues with this Quicknote, please visit or contact the ITS Helpdesk for assistance.