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Use this guide to set up wireless on Ubuntu.

Which Network to Use:

MSU: Living Off Campus
MSU Open: Visiting in the PSU, Welcome Center, or Library
MSU ResNet: Living On Campus
MSU Sponsored: Departmental Guest Speaker Access (Must get key from Networking and Telecommunication)


Step-by-step guides

Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat) to 13.04 (Raring Ringtail)

  1. Click the Wireless Network Manager icon in the top right corner, and then select MSU (or MSU ResNet if you currently live on campus).


  2. Change the Authentication from 'Tunneled TLS' to Protected EAP (PEAP).


  3. Enter sgf\BearPassLogin and BearPassPassword for Username and Password respectively.
  4. Click Connect.


  5. Click Ignore on the dialog box that appears.

  6. You should now be connected to MSU.

Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope)

  1. To access the wireless network, you will need to install a few additional files.The needed packages are available through the Synaptic Package Manager or through apt-get in Terminal. In this example, we will use the Add/Remove Applications menu.
  2. From the Applications menu, select Add/Remove...
  3. Under the Internet section of the Add/Remove Applications menu, select Network Manager, and then click Apply. (An option for KDE users might be installing knetworkmanager instead.) Once Network Manager has been installed, reboot the computer.
    1. For Ubuntu, you can also execute the command:

      1. sudo apt-get install network-manager-gnome

    2. For Kubuntu (will install knetworkmanager):

      1. sudo apt-get install network-manager-kde

  4. Right-click the Network Manager applet and enable both Networking and Wireless. As soon as you have enabled wireless, the Network Manager will scan for available networks. You can see these by simply clicking on the applet.
  5. From the Network Manager drop-down menu, choose Connect to Hidden Wireless Network...
  6. Type MSU into the Network Name field and select WPA & WPA2 Enterprise from the Wireless Security field.
  7. In the dialog box that follows, enter the following values:
    1. Network Name: MSU

    2. Wireless Security: WPA & WPA2 Enterprise

    3. Authentication: Protected EAP (PEAP)

    4. PEAP Version: Automatic

    5. Inner Authentication: MSCHAPv2

    6. User Name: sgf\BearPassLogin (Springfield) or wp\BearPassLogin (West Plains)

    7. Password: BearPassPassword

  8. Once the information is entered, click the Connect button.
  9. If you are asked to store your login credentials in Keyring, enter the password you would like associated with the configuration. Upon connecting to the access point in the future, you will be asked for the password provided in this step.

Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon)

  1. To access the wireless network, you will need to install a few additional files.The needed packages are available through the Synaptic Package Manager or through apt-get in Terminal. In this example, we will use the Add/Remove Applications menu.
  2. From the Applications menu, select Add/Remove...


  3. Under the Internet section of the Add/Remove Applications menu, select Network Manager and click Apply. (An option for KDE users might be installing knetworkmanager instead.) Once Network Manager has been installed, reboot the computer.
    1. For Ubuntu, you can execute the command:

      1. sudo apt-get install network-manager-gnome

    2. For Kubuntu (will install knetworkmanager):

      1. sudo apt-get install network-manager-kde


  4. Right-click on the Network Manager applet and enable both Networking and Wireless. As soon as you have enabled wireless, the Network Manager will scan for available networks. You can see these by simply clicking on the applet.


  5. From the Network Manager list, choose Connect to Other Wireless Network...


  6. Enter MSU into the Network Name field and from Wireless Security, select WPA Enterprise.


  7. In the dialog box that follows, enter the following values:

    1. Network Name: MSU

    2. Wireless Security: WPA Enterprise

    3. EAP Method: PEAP

    4. Key Type: TKIP

    5. Phase2 Type (if present): MSCHAPV2

    6. Identity: BearPassLogin

    7. Password: BearPassPassword

  8. Once the information is entered, click the Connect button.
  9. If you are asked to store your login credentials in Keyring, enter the password you would like associated with the configuration. Upon connecting to the access point in the future, you will be asked for the password provided in this step.



For questions or comments, contact the Computer Services Help Desk
HelpDesk@MissouriState.edu
417-836-5891