Wired eduroam for Ubuntu 11.10 (DRAFT)

You don't need to do steps marked ** if you have already been using eduroam over wireless.

  1. ** Get your eduroam identifier and token from https://tokens.csx.cam.ac.uk
  2. Plug in the network cable to your computer and a wired eduroam port
  3. If the GUI network manager (System Settings -> Network) does not pickup the wired network connection then do this:
    # editing /etc/network/interfaces (as root or using sudo)
    # if an interface is defined in this file, Network Manager assumes that 
    # you want to control it manually, and so doesn't manage it for you.
    # Remove all references to the wired network connection (often eth0), example content:
    auto lo
    iface lo inet loopback
    # restart NM afterward:
    service network-manager restart
  4. Back to the Network UI (System Settings -> Network)
  5. Ensure the Wired section is open, click Configure eduroam Ubuntu 11.10 config
  6. Go to the 802.1x Security tab
  7. Tick the box for "Use 802.1X security for this connection" and if not already ticked then tick "Available to all users"
  8. Fill in the rest as follows:
    • Authentication: Protected EAP (PEAP)
    • Anonymous identity: (blank)
    • CA certificate: /etc/pki/tls/cert.pem (Fedora) or /etc/ssl/certs/AddTrust_External_Root.pem (for Ubuntu)
    • PEAP version: Automatic
    • Inner authentication: MSCHAPv2
    • Username: crsid@cam.ac.uk
    • Password: (your token from earlier)
    eduroam Ubuntu 11.10 config
  9. If it does not connect automatically you can try: disable/enable networking by right-click on the NetworkManager icon or reboot