Using Oxford Brookes University WIFI (eduroam) on a Linux machine
I'm keen to promote the use of Linux based operating systems and with the University currently providing no official WIFI documentation for Linux users I decided to write my own unofficial guide*.Note: I have verified that these instructions work under Linux Mint 18.2 at Wheatley and Headington**. Instructions for other distributions will be similar (particularly if you're running a Ubuntu based distribution) but may not be exactly the same as these instructions.
Step 1Search for and open "Network Connections" from your programs.
Step 2Click "Add". Then, when prompted to select a connection type, choose "WIFI". Then click "Create...".
Step 3Enter a connection name into the text field marked "Connection name:" e.g "Brookes WIFI".
Step 4Enter "eduroam" into the text field marked "SSID:".
Step 5Click the tab marked "WI-FI Security".
Step 6You should see a dropdown marked "Security:". Choose "WPA & WPA2 Enterprise". After making this selection, more options should appear.
Step 7For the drop down marked "Authentication:", choose "Protected EAP (PEAP)".
Step 8Leave the text field marked "Anonymous Identity:" blank.
Step 9Tick the check box marked "No CA certificate is required".
Step 10For the drop down marked "PEAP version:", choose "Version 0".
Step 11For the drop down marked "Inner authentication:", choose "MSCHAPv2".
Step 12Enter your Brookes user name including "@brookes.ac.uk" into the text field marked "Username:"
Step 13Enter your Brookes password into the field marked "Password:".
Your WI-FI security settings should now look like this (obviously with your user name and password instead of mine):
Step 14Click "Save" and close "Network Connections". Then try to connect to the "eduroam" WIFI network.
Ignore the "connect@brookes" network or any other networks that IT services have set up for Windows, Mac, IOS and Android users and just connect to "eduroam" immediately. Your PC should try to connect using the settings we just saved (providing you correctly set the SSID to "eduroam") which should work.
*If you're reading this and you work for Brookes IT services feel free to use this guide provided you don't lift the contents without crediting me.
**I don't see any reson why these instructions wouldn't work at other Brookes locations. If anyone can verify that they do work at other Brookes locations I'll update this guide and credit you as a source.