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Connecting to Eduroam: Linux
Posted by James Macdonell on 01 July 2014 07:56 AM

Configuring eduroam for Linux (Debian/Ubuntu)

Using the NetworkManager GUI (screen-shots attached)

  • Security: WPA2 Enterprise
  • Authentication: Protected EAP
  • Anonymous identity: (see Username below)
  • CA certificate: (browse to /etc/ssl/certs/AddTrust_External_Root.pem)
  • PEAP version: Automatic
  • Inner authentication: MSCHAPv2
  • Username: Your Coyote ID followed by
       -- use, even if your email is

Using configuration files

Create/edit a wpa_supplicant.conf file for PEAP/MSCHAPv4

$ cat /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf
# IEEE 802.1X with dynamic WEP keys using EAP-PEAP/MSCHAPv2


    #echo -n 'My passphrase goes here!' | iconv -t utf16le | openssl md4

Edit /etc/network/interfaces to reference the wpa_supplicant.conf file

$ cat /etc/network/interfaces
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

auto wlan0
iface wlan0 inet dhcp
    wpa-conf /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf

Disable the GUI, if applicable

$ sudo service network-manager stop
$ sudo update-rc.d network-manager disable

Restart networking for wlan0

$ sudo ifdown wlan0
$ sudo ifup wlan0

Confirm successful configuration

$ ip addr
$ sudo iwconfig

 eduroam_002.png (52.40 KB)
 choose a certificate authority certificate..._003.png (102.18 KB)
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