Instructions for Connecting to the Wireless Networks

Connect to eduroam (Linux OS)

If you have not already installed Network Manager, go to Setting up Network Manager below to get started.

Using Network Manager

  1. Click on the Network Manager icon in the tray.
  2. Select eduroam from the list of networks.
  3. Ensure the settings are correct and enter the user’s credentials
    1. Wireless security is WPA2 Enterprise.
    2. Authentication is Protected EAP (PEAP).
    3. Inner Authentication is MSCHAPv2.
    4. Anonymous identity is left blank.
    5. Key type is Automatic.
    6. Identity is your SMU email address ending with @smu.edu.
    7. Password is the user’s SMU password.
    8. All certificate or key files are none.
    9. Private key is left blank.
  4. Click Login to network.

Setting up Network Manager

A Note on Linux:  Linux comes in many versions, each slightly different from others. Linux can also be further customized by the user with many other features. The instructions in this section pertain to the 4 most common Linux distributions and assumes that a minimum of customization has occurred. The above instructions may need to be modified to fit the system.

Confirm that Network Manager is installed.

Using the appropriate package manager for the distribution to verify that Network Manager is installed.

  1. Open a terminal window.
  2. On the table below, find the Linux distribution you are using and type the corresponding command in to the terminal and strike the enter key.
    Ubuntu dpkg –get-selections | grep network-manager
    Fedora yum list installed | grep networkmanager
    Debian dpkg –get-selections | grep network-manager
    Mint dpkg –get-selections | grep network-manager
  3. If the package is installed the terminal will print the name of the package to the screen, if not then nothing will be displayed.
  4. If the package is installed skip the next section and go to USE NETWORK MANAGER.

Install Network Manager

  1. Establish internet connection via Ethernet.
  2. Use the correct command from the table below to install network manager.
    Ubuntu sudo apt-get install network-manager network-manager- gnome network-manager-glib
    Fedora sudo yum install network-manager network-manager- gnome network-manager-glib
    Debian sudo apt-get install network-manager network-manager- gnome network-manager-glib
    Mint sudo apt-get install network-manager network-manager- gnome network-manager-glib
  3. You will be prompted for a password, have the customer enter the root password.
  4. Wait for the install to complete.
  5. Run the following commands to make Network Manager start on boot.
    1. /sbin/chkconfig –add network-manager
    2. /sbin/chkconfig –add network-manager-glib
    3. /sbin/chkconfig –add network-manager-gnome
    4. /sbin/chkconfig network-manager on
    5. /sbin/chkconfig network-manager-glib on
    6. /sbin/chkconfig network-manager-gnome on
  6. Reboot the machine
    1. shutdown –r now