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Connecting to eduroam Wi-Fi with Linux

This guide explains how to connect to the eduroam Wi-Fi service for UCL staff & students using a Linux device.

This guide is aimed at...

  • Staff
  • Students
  • IT Administrators
  • SLMS staff
  • Researchers

Before you start...

  • You must be aware of and abide by the UCL Computing Regulations
  • You must be aware of and abide by the JANET Acceptable Use Policy
  • You need your UCL user ID & password – found on the front of your registration slip and must be appended with @ucl.ac.uk for connecting to eduroam (e.g. ucxxzano @ ucl.ac.uk)


Method 1

The simplest and securest way to connect to eduroam is by using the eduroam Configuration Assistant Tool.

Please see Connecting to eduroam using eduroam CAT (Configuration Assistant Tool) for instructions.

Method 2

  1. Click the settings menu (upper right of the top bar) and select Wi-Fi Not Connected (Fig.1)

    eduroam Linux Wi-Fi not connected
    Fig.1 – Settings menu
  2. Click Wi-Fi Settings (Fig.2)

    eduroam Linux Wi-Fi Settings
    Fig.2 – Wi-Fi Settings menu
  3. Select eduroam (Fig.3)

    Linux visible Wi-Fi networks
    Fig.3 – Visible Networks
  4. In the Authentication dropdown select Protected EAP (PEAP) (Fig.4)

    Linux Wi-Fi authentication options
    Fig.4 – Wi-Fi Network Authentication Required screen
  5. Enter the following details at the Wi-Fi Network Authentication Required screen (Fig.5)

    Anonymous identity: leave empty
    Domain: ucl.ac.uk
    No CA certificate is required: checked
    PEAP version: Automatic
    Inner authentication: MSCHAPv2
    Username: your UCL user ID
    Password: your UCL password
    Show password: as required

    Linux Wi-Fi Network Authentication Required window with username and password
    Fig.5 – Wi-Fi Network Authentication Required completed
  6. Click Connect
  7. Once connected, you can check your connection settings/details by clicking the gear icon

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