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Eduroam on Linux

How to connect to eduroam using Ubuntu Linux, for students and employees.

Norsk versjon - Koble til trådløsnettet med Linux

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Automatic configuration #

Connect to the wireless network (eduroam) automatically. This works with Windows, Ubuntu Linux, Android, Mac OS X and iOS. The application will find out which operating system you are using. However, if this doesn't work, use the guide below.

Manual configuration (Ubuntu Linux using Unity) #

Step 1:

Left click on the wireless icon in the upper right corner of your screen. Choose eduroam from the list of available wireless networks.

Step 2:

  • Fill in the information as shown in the picture below.
  • Enter you ntnu-username in the username-field in this format: username@ntnu.no. Use your NTNU password in the password-field. This applies to both students and employees.



In the "General" tab, you may tick "Automatically connect to this network when it is available" and "All users may connect to this network".



After clicking "Save" you will be asked about a certificate. Click ignore:



Steg 3:

Click Connect to connect to eduroam.

Known issues #

A common error is caused by the file /etc/network/interfaces overriding Network Manager. If this is the case, make sure that /etc/network/interfaces looks like this:

auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

Contact #

Orakel Support Services can help if you encounter difficulties.

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