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SFUNET-SECURE wireless under Linux at SFU

Up until recently I have been using the open wireless at SFU. I decided this was unacceptable as I kept having to enter my password on the web login form while in class, and I'm paranoid about entering my password in public (although I suppose I could just copy and paste from a password db). Not to mention it's annoying always having to enter the password.

Anyway I was lazy about going on to the SFUNET-SECURE due to the many options one has to choose when connecting to it under Ubuntu.

These settings are those given under the network manager in Ubuntu 9.10, although the names of each option I'm sure translate to whatever one configures one's wireless under Linux.

Anyway, here are the settings to get on to SFUNET-SECURE:


Mode: Infrastructure (this is the default)

BSSID: (blank) (this is the default)

MAC Address: (blank) (this is the default)

MTU: Automatic (this is the default)

Under wireless security:

Security: WPA & WPA2 Enterprise

Authentication: Tunneled TLS (TTLS)

Anonymous Identity: Your SFU Computing ID (without - Note: I am not certain this is what goes in this field, but it works so!

CA Cert: (none) (this is the default)

Inner Authentication: PAP

Username: Your SFU Computing ID (without

Password: Your SFU Computing ID password

Really the main option I had to change to get it working was to make Inner auth PAP, as I believe the rest was essentially defaults.

Similar settings should work for the secured eduroam network I believe, though I haven't tried this.

Tags: simon fraser, linux, sfunet-secure, wireless, ubuntu, sfu, eduroam