Connecting your Linux Computer to Eduroam

You will need the latest build of your preferred version of Linux. These instructions have been tested with Mint Linux 7 Gloria, OpenSUSE 11, Ubuntu 9, Fedora 11 and Debian 5. 

Quick Tip

The wireless network at UK universities is called eduroam. To connect to eduroam you will need to provide your username and password. However, when typing in your username add the text @sheffield.ac.uk - this will allow you to connect at Sheffield but if you visit another University your PC will automatically connect to eduroam there too!

Connecting to Eduroam

To connect to eduroam follow the steps below.

  1. Click the Network icon in the System Tray and select eduroam.
  2. In the dialogue box set Wireless Security to WPA & WPA2 Enterprise.
  3. Set Authentication to Protected EAP (PEAP).
  4. Ensure Anonymous Identity is left blank.
  5. Set CA Certificate to (None).
  6. Set PEAP Version to Version 0.
  7. Set Inner Authentication to MSCHAPv2.
  8. Provide your username and password, then click the Connect button.
  9. In the new dialogue box, click the Don't warn me again checkbox, then click Ignore.

After a brief wait your computer will connect to eduroam.