Residence Wired Connection Installation Manual Ubuntu 8.04

Residence Wired Connection Installation Manual Ubuntu 8.04
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Residence Wired Connection
Installation Manual
Ubuntu 8.04
Hardy Heron
Last updated: August 2008
Department of Computing and Communications
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John’s, Newfoundland
This document will take you through the process of configuring your personal computer to work with the
wired ports in Residence.
Who should use this document?
This document should be used only by MUN students who wish to use wired ports in Residence and have
the Ubuntu operating system.
For assistance during the configuration process please contact:
Computing and Communications Help Centre
Phone: 737-4595
E-mail: [email protected]
Hours: 8:30am - 5:00pm (fall & winter); 8:30 - 4:30 (summer)
A computer running Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron.
A network interface card that supports IEEE 802.1x authentication with the latest drivers
Your account credentials, which can be generated through the Device Authorization Tool
(DAT) at These credentials are used for both wired and wireless access
on campus, so if you already have a wireless account then you know your user name and
password. Remember, you must be a current MUN student to submit the DAT form.
Please Note: Due to the many variants of the Linux operating system, the configuration proceed
listed here has only been tested through the GUI for Ubuntu 8.04, and there is no tested
procedure currently available for configuring through 8.04 CLI, or for other Linux flavours.
1. Click the Wired network connection icon in
the Panel.
2. Select Connect to 802.1X Protected Wired
3. Enter the following information in the new
window that appears:
Type the Network Name: MUN in the text box
Choose EAP Method: PEAP from the drop
down box
Choose Phase2 Type: MSCHAPV2 from the
drop down box
Type your user name in the Identity text box
Type your password in the Password text box
Leave Anonymous Identity blank
Leave Client Certificate File as (None)
Leave CA Certificate File as (None)
Leave Private Key File as (None)
Leave Private Key Password blank
4. Click Connect.
5. You may be prompted to create a default keyring password. You can make this the same
password as your wired connection, or use a previously existing keyring password.
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