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Setting up eduroam: Linux

How to set up eduroam on a laptop or desktop PC using the Linux operating system

Note: These instructions are for configuring eduroam for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr). The screen layouts, settings and steps might be different for other versions of Ubuntu and alternative Linux. Before you begin, make sure you're in a location where the eduroam wireless network is available, have your @cam email address handy and have collected your network access token from the UIS Token page.



From the menu bar at the top of the screen, click on the Network Connections icon (which will usually look like a fan shape if you are not connected to a wireless network, or as a pair of up and down arrows if your are connected):

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From Wi-Fi Networks section of the menu, select eduroam:

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If you do not see eduroam listed, move to a location where eduroam is available. Your local IT support staff will be able to help you find your nearest access point.



A dialog box will open, asking you specify the authentication information required by the network. Enter the details below and press 'Connect' when complete:

  • Authentication: Protected EAP (PEAP)
  • Anonymous identity: (i.e. without the leading CRSid)
  • CA certificate: QuoVadis_Root_CA_2.pem - when you select this, you will be taken to the file browser: select Computer in the left bar and navigate to etc > ssl > certs and find QuoVadis_Root_CA_2.pem
  • PEAP version: Automatic
  • Inner authentication: MSCHAPv2
  • Username: Your network access user name is your @cam email address, in the format [CRSid]
  • Password: The 16 character network access token you collected from the UIS Token page
  • Ask for this password every time: Leave this unticked
  • Show password: Tick this if you'd like to check you've entered the password correctly

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Leave any other options at their default settings.



After few seconds, you should connect to the eduroam network. Congratulations!

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Last updated: 15 January 2016

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