How do I connect to WiFi on Ubuntu Linux?


This tutorial covers the basics of connecting to the University wireless network using Ubuntu Linux. Ubuntu is the most common Linux distribution in use at U of I. However, while the location of icons is different between systems, the steps to connect should be the same. 

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Connecting to WiFi on Ubuntu Linux:

Step 1: Select a network

Select the network icon in the top-right corner to view availble wireless networks. Then, select the network you want to use:


Step 2: Authenticate using NetID

You will be asked to authenticate to the network. Make sure your window matches the following settings:

  • Wi-Fi security: WPA & WPA2 Enterprise
  • Authentication: Protected EAP (PEAP)
  • Leave the Anonymous identity field empty
  • For CA certificate, use the Root-USERTrust.crt certificate file (Found Here)
  • PEAP version: Automatic
  • Inner authentication: MSCHAPv2
  • Username: your NetID
  • Password: your password

Once you have configured the settings and entered your credentials, click Connect


Step 3: Connect

If all the settings are correct, after 5-10 seconds you will be successfully connected. You will now see a notifcation:

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