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Connect Your Ubuntu Computer to WVU's Wi-Fi

Overview:

WVU students, faculty and staff should connect to the WVU.Encrypted network.

Note: WVU students and employees trying to connect to WVU.Guest will receive an error message since it is intended for campus guests. Students and employees should connect to WVU.Encrypted for more secure access.

How do I connect my Ubuntu computer to the WVU.Encrypted network?

To configure your Ubuntu computer to connect to WVU.Encrypted, follow the steps below.

  1. Right click on the wireless icon in the top right corner of the desktop.

  2. From the drop-down menu, click edit connections.

  3. In the Network Connections window, click Add.

  4. Choose Wi-Fi as the connection type. Click Create.

  5. From the Wi-Fi tab, change the Connection name and SSID to WVU.Encrypted.

  6. Click on the Wi-Fi Security tab and change the following:

    • Security: WPA & WPA2 Enterprise

    • Authentication: Protected EAP (PEAP)

    • CA certificate: DigiCert_Global_Root_CA.pem

      • To get to the certificate, click Other Locations, Computer and search for etc/ssl/certs. Open the ssl folder. 
        Note: If you do not have the DigiCert Global Root CA certificate listed, do a sudo apt-get install ca-certificates to get the latest certificate package. Enter the root or user password for your device.

    • Username and Password: Enter your Login credentials

  7. Click Save.

  8. Your device is now configured for WVU.Encrypted.

For additional information, check these categories in the Knowledge Base:

Wireless Connection 101 Articles

Wireless Help Articles

Internet in the Residence Halls Articles

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