How to connect to Swansea University Eduroam WiFi on Linux

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Swansea University uses Eduroam to let students connect to WiFi on campus. If you’ve connected to Eduroam before on either Windows or Mac, it might have been straight forward. But for connecting to Eduroam on Linux based operating systems such as Ubuntu or Pop OS, you need to configure the settings in a certain way.

 connect to Swansea University Eduroam WiFi on Linux
List of available networks at Swansea University

Before connecting to Eduroam, register your device using Swansea Uni-Setup Wifi connection (only if you haven’t done this already). When you connect to that, a browser window should open automatically asking you to enter your details to register that device. If a window doesn’t open automatically, open Firefox and there should a pop saying, you need to sign in to the network to access it. Click on that and register your device.

After doing the above, you can then connect to Eduroam using the following configurations.

Here are the configurations you need to add/modify:

Security: WPA & WPA2 Enterprise

Authentication: Protected EAP (PEAP)

Anonymous identity: leave blank

CA Certificate: (None)

Check ‘No CA Certificate is required’.

PEAP version: Automatic

Inner authentication: MSCHAPv2

Username: [your swansea uni email id]

Password: [your swansea uni email password]

Once you add the above configurations, you should be connected in a few seconds. If you are facing any issues or still can’t connect, you can leave a comment below and I’ll see what I can do to help.

Sudheer Paturi

Hi I'm Sudheer. I'm enthusiastic about technology and I use this blog as a platform to share my insights and knowledge about the tools I use everyday. I have a background in Information Technology with a bachelors degree and four years of work experience as an IT & Marketing Manager.

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