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Configuring eduroam Manually with Linux

Operating System: Linux

Applies To: UB students, faculty, staff, researchers 

Last Updated: August 28, 2017

edit connections.

1. Right click on the wireless icon for Network Manager and select edit connections.

wireless > add.

2.  Select the Wireless tab and click Add.

enter ssid info, connecion info.

3. Complete the following:

  • Name the connection eduroam and enter eduroam in the SSID field (it is case sensitive.)
  • Select Connect Automatically, at the top of the window.
  • Select Infrastructure for the Mode. If Infrastructure is not available, select Client.
  • Select Automatic for MTU.
security tab >PEAP.

4. Click the Wireless Security tab.

  • Select WPA & WPA2 Enterprise in the Security field.
  • Select Protected EAP (PEAP) in the Authentication field.

5. Select CA Certificate:

  1. Click Open File
  2. Select File System
  3. Select etc
  4. Select ssl
  5. Select the AddTrust certificate AddTrust_External_Root.pem
  6. Click Open

6. Select MSCHAPv2 for Inner Authentication

7. Enter your UBITName immediately followed by in the User Name field.

8. Enter your UBITName password in the password field.


9. Click Apply. If prompted for keyring access, select Always Allow.

10. Exit the network manager configuration.

11. Left click on your wireless icon and left click on eduroam. If prompted about the certificate, allow use of the certificate sent by the server.

Use eduroam at UB and When You Travel

Once you set up eduroam Wi-Fi, you're automatically able to use it at hundreds of universities and colleges around the world, in addition to UB.  No extra steps required.

Still need help?

Contact the UBIT Help Center.