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Eduroam on Ubuntu

This instruction guide describes how to connect Ubuntu to the wireless network eduroam.

    • No connection yet to the internet on your laptop? In that case, follow the steps below. You’ll have to download a certificate first (via UU-visitor) in order to connect to eduroam.
    • Already have an internet connection, for example by cable? In that case, you may skip the first two steps below. Continue at step 3.

  • Step 1

    Start Ubuntu and make sure you have the Desktop in front of you.

    • At the top right, click the Wi-Fi icon
    • Click “UU-visitor”.

  • Step 2

    Start a browser (for example Firefox or Chrome) and type a random (but existing) address (for example: www.uu.nl).

    Accept the terms for UU-visitor by clicking “Continue” (Doorgaan).

  • Step 3

    Download the certificate for eduroam: you will need this later.


  • Step 4

    • Browse to the folder (via the file manager*) where the file (certificate) has been saved in the previous step. The default folder is “Downloads”.
    • Right click your mouse on the file and select “Extract here”.
    • When done, you may close the window.

    * The file manager can be started on the left side of your screen (list of icons). This is the icon with the filing cabinet displayed on it.

  • Step 5

    • At the top right, click the Wi-Fi icon
    • Click “eduroam”

  • Step 6

    In this screen, click on the bar “CA certificate” where it says “None”.

  • Step 7

    You will now get a prompt to enter a CRT file.

    • Browse to the folder where you have downloaded and extracted the Cerficiate file (by default the folder “Downloads” at the left of the window).
    • Click “DigiCert Assured ID Root CA.crt” and then “Open”.

  • Step 8

    Enter all data as shown here;

    • Wi-Fi security: WPA & WPA2 Enterprise
    • Authentication: Protected EAP (PEAP)
    • Anonymous identity: leave empty
    • PEAP version: Automatic
    • Inner authentication: MSCHAPv2
    • Username: your university e-mail address (including all your initials). For example: j.a.smith@uu.nl
    • Password: your Solis-wachtwoord.

    When done, click “Connect”.

  • Step 9

    Eduroam is now successfully configured.

  • Experience problems connecting to eduroam? Please consult the Eduroam FAQ.

  • Problem solving

    When, for example the certificate of eduroam has been updated, you’ll need to reconfigure eduroam.

    Try to delete your old eduroam Wi-Fi profile by following these steps:

    1. Click on the Wi-Fi icon on top of the screen
    2. Click “Edit connections…”
    3. Click “eduroam” and then Delete. Confirm Delete.
    4. Close the window.
    5. Follow this manual from step 1 to connect to eduroam.

Last modified: 6/09/2019

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