Wireless Access on Linux
The UNR-WPA wireless network is a WPA network utilizing WPA/TKIP
or WPA2/AES and PEAP. To configure your Linux computer for using
this network, please follow the instructions below.
The instructions assume a Gnome user interface and should work
on most recent Linux distributions. It has been confirmed to work
on Fedora 10, Debian 5.0 and Ubuntu 8.10 (and should work on
- Open the Gnome Network Manager tool. If you
cannot find the Network Manager, open a shell window (terminal
mode) and run the nm-connection-editor tool.
- Click on the Wireless tab. Enter the name of the network as the
Connection name: UNR-WPA. Match the other fields to the following
- Click on the Wireless Security tab and enter the information as
shown in the following image but substitute your personal UNR NetID
in the User Name box and your UNR NetID password in the Password
box. Your password will not be displayed unless you click the Show
- Click on the IPv4 Settings tab. Ensure that you have the
Automatic (DHCP) Method selected.
- Click on the Apply button. You should then be connected to the
UNR-WPA wireless network.
Questions or comments on these instructions should be directed to the