Eduroam: Getting connected to Linux

Duke University is a partner in the eduroam network which is available at Duke and other partner institutions (a listing of participating organizations is available here). We recommend the installation of the eduroam profile if you will be traveling and need to connect to wireless services away from campus.

In order to connect to the secure network, adjustments will need to be made to your computer network settings. This process is simplified through the use of an installer. Follow these steps to configure your eduroam connection for Linux so you can take advantage of this layer of security.

These instructions are written for Linux operating systems using the Gnome interface, and have been tested with the Fedora 16 and Ubuntu 11.10 distributions.

  • Left click on the Wireless (Fedora Gnome) or Networking (Ubuntu Unity) icon in the top right of the Gnome/Unity panel.
  • Look for eduroam in your list of available wireless SSIDs. If it is not visible, click More... or More networks. Click eduroam when you find it.  An Authentication required by wireless network dialog appears.
  • For wireless security choose WPA & WPA2 Enterprise.  More security options may appear.
  • For Authentication, select Tunneled TLS.
  • For Anonymous identity, enter
  • Leave CA certificate set to (None).
  • For Inner authentication, select PAP.
  • For Username, enter (where "netid" is your NetID).
  • For Password, enter your NetID password.
  • Optional: Check Ask for this password every time if you want to be asked for the password each time you connect, rather than having the computer save the password for you.
    Click Connect.
  • A No Certificate Authority certificate chosen message appears. Click Ignore and select the Don't warn me again box to suppress certificate validation.


If you are still having difficulty connecting to eduroam, please consult with your local IT support, or contact the OIT Service Desk at 684-2200.

Article Number: KB0020104