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I've been trying to connect to my university's secure wireless network, unfortunately they only provide instructions for Windows users here. I've tried to use the info on these instructions as best I can but I have not been successful. In particular, I think the problem might be with the certificate part. I am using Ubuntu 12.04.

I appreciate any help!

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The OSX instructions might be better -… Network Name: eaglenet Security: None – arochester Sep 3 '12 at 18:54
@arochester That's for the unencrypted network (goes through a portal) and I wouldn't suggest that if you don't want to get various online accounts hacked (session stealing, etc). – Oli Sep 3 '12 at 21:37
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Ok, the I had to go past the first level of computer support but they actually did help me out. The only problem was that I needed to choose an AddTrust CA instead of a GeoTrust CA, even though you need to choose GeoTrust if you're in Windows. Thanks for everyone's input.

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It's actually all fairly simple. There's a similar guide at Michigan U for Ubuntu shows the whole process. Network Manager should do most of the heavy lifting. You might need to select the encryption type (PEAP).

Other than that, talk to your support people. This is what they're paid almost nothing to help with :)

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I tried a similar guide, adjusting it to my network's specifications. The two main changes I made were using the “GeoTrust Global CA” certificate which I obtained here and setting "Inner Authentication" as GTC instead of MSCHAPv2. The instructions for Windows computers instruct us to use EAP-Token instead of MSCHAPv2. Still no luck. – user87317 Sep 4 '12 at 2:16
That's what I would have done so that's me out of suggestions. Have a chat with the technical support people. The encryption protocols might be a little beyond them but they should be able to talk to somebody to give you instruction. And you should suggest they add it to their KB. – Oli Sep 4 '12 at 8:44
I'll give tech support a call but usually they just shun linux users. Could using a different network manager (such as WICD) possibly make a difference? – user87317 Sep 4 '12 at 13:41
@user87317 I strongly doubt it. – Oli Sep 4 '12 at 13:42

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