Connect Linux

Tip: You can access this site from on campus, including from a dedicated network for performing initial configuration of devices to connect to the University Wi-Fi. To connect to this special network, choose network name / SSID 'UoR-Setup' and enter network key 'ConnectMe' when prompted.

These instructions explain how to connect a computer running a modern Linux distribution (which uses the Network Manager utility or wpa_supplicant software) to the eduroam wireless network.

  1. Download the the Linux configuration script.
  2. Open a terminal window and cd to your Downloads directory.
  3. At the shell prompt, type bash eduroam-linux-UoR.sh and press return.
  4. You will be given some information about the installer, then asked to enter your username and password:

    Username window Password window

    Your username is your University username with @reading.ac.uk on the end (e.g. ab123456@reading.ac.uk).
    The password is your University password.
  5. Once installation has completed, choose eduroam from the list of Wi-Fi networks on your computer.

Troubleshooting

If you cannot connect, check that:

  • The wireless functionality in your computer is enabled.
  • You are at a location with good signal strength.
  • You have remembered to add @reading.ac.uk to the end of your username.
  • You are typing your University password correctly.
  • You have installed all kernel, kernel module, and utility update packages for your Linux distribution.

These instructions will only work if you have a University of Reading username - if you are from a different organisation, you will need to refer to your home organisation for the correct instructions.

If you require further assistance, please contact the IT service desk.

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