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Computing and Information Services

Linux

The eduroam service is available across the Durham University campus to visiting academic staff and students. The service is provided by JANET and only available to WiFi enabled devices. Wired eduroam access, the ability to logon to a wired university point or a university managed PC, is not currently available.

If you require wired guest access or are a guest outside of the academic community and need a guest account, please refer to the University Library pages.

Please ensure your wireless is turned on and your wireless adaptor connection is enabled. 

Wherever you see the eduroam wireless network available, you will be able to connect as detailed.

Configuring eduroam for Linux

This guide shows how to connect to the eduroam network using the Network Manager applet. It is based upon the Ubuntu distribution but the same principles and settings apply to all Linux distributions running Network Manager.

Colours and text types on menus may vary slightly on different Linux distributions but text content will remain the same.

  • First, click on the Network Manager icon
  • Click Enable Wireless

  • Click off this menu, then click back onto the Network notification icon again (refreshes Network Manager)

  • Select eduroam from the available wireless networks list
  • The Wireless Network Authentication Required windows will then appear
  • Set Wireless Security to WPA
  • Set Authentication to Protected EAP (PEAP)
  • Leave Anonymous identity blank
  • CA certificate - (None)
  • PEAP version - Automatic
  • Ensure Inner authentication is set to MSCHAPv2
  • Enter your login and password from your home institution and remember to include your realm (domain) in the username e.g. username@durham.ac.uk
  • Click Connect

  • Click Ignore to this message
  • A notification will then appear to show you are connected