Connecting to MWireless Wi-Fi from Linux

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MWireless is the most secure U-M Wi-Fi network and should be used by all U-M faculty, staff, students and sponsored guests. Before using the service, you will need to configure settings on your wireless device.

Objective

Configuring a Linux client for an MWireless connection.

Environment

Procedure

 Note
ITS provides instructions for Ubuntu Linux. These can be used for other distributions, but in the case of Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Fedora, it is not necessary to download a certificate. You can use the certificate /etc/pki/tls/certs/ca-bundle.crt, which should already be on your computer.

MWireless Configuration Settings:

  • Wi-Fi security: WPA & WPA2 Enterprise
  • Authentication: Protected EAP (PEAP)
  • Anonymous identity: <leave blank>
  • Domain: <leave blank>
  • CA certificate:
    • Ubuntu: /etc/ssl/certs/USERTrust_RSA_Certification_Authority.pem
    • RHEL/Fedora: /etc/pki/tls/certs/ca-bundle.crt
    • If your distribution does not have a certificate, one can be downloaded here.
  • PEAP version: Automatic
  • Inner authentication: MSCHAPv2
  • Username: <U-M email address>
  • Password: <UMICH password>

Additional notes

Details

Article ID: 1513
Created
Tue 5/26/20 6:05 PM
Modified
Wed 10/7/20 2:31 PM