Connecting to MWireless Wi-Fi from Linux

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Summary

Configuring a Linux client for an MWireless connection. 

Environment

Directions

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.

Please 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>

External Resources

Connecting to MWireless

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Article ID: 1513
Created
Tue 5/26/20 6:05 PM
Modified
Fri 7/21/23 3:21 PM