Today I returned to university to do a postgrad after an 11 year absence. A lot had changed since my undergrad, mostly on the tech support side. My student webmail is on gmail now, printing costs money and WiFi is managed by something called Eduroam. This last point caused me some trouble on my first day since my work laptop runs Linux (ubuntu 16.04) which meant I had to change some settings to make it connect. Since Eduroam is used in a bunch of institutions the world over there is plenty of random blog posts and help pages filled by students who have been in a similar position. However, as with a lot of software of this nature, updates between blog posts have resulted in out of date advice. After some finagling I was able to get it working and I’ve decided to join in the tradition of giving Eduroam help on blog posts by posting my own advice. Here is how to set up Eduroam on Linux in 2019.
- Wireless security: WPA & WPA2 Enterprise
- Authentication: Protected EAP (PEAP)
- Tick “No CA Certificate Required”
- Username: Your appropriate username
- Password: Your appropriate password
If the above does not work for you, then either your institution has different settings or my post has become out of date like so many others before. If you found another way to set it up feel free to add steps in a comment.