Wi-Fi setup for Linux

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1 Distributions supporting Wi-Fi

  • The following distributions have been verified to support Wi-Fi.
    • Ubuntu 11.10
    • Fedora 16
    • Vine 6

2 Certificate installation

  • Execute the openssl command from the command line to extract the user certificate, CA certificate, and private key from the downloaded certificate.
  • User certificate
openssl pkcs12 -in XXXX.p12 -clcerts -nodes -out XXXX-cl.crt
  • CA certificate
openssl pkcs12 -in XXXX.p12 -cacerts -nodes -out XXX-ca.crt
  • Private key
openssl pkcs12 -in XXXX.p12 -cacerts -out XXXX.key
  • Command execution requires entry of the password for the authentication system.
  • For extracting the private key, a password for XXXX.key must be specified.

3 Connection to Wi-Fi network

  • Click the fan-shaped Wi-Fi icon in the bar at the screen top.
  • Select “sos” for ESSID.
  • When the security setup screen appears, configure the connection as follows.
    • Security: WPA & WPA2 Enterprise
    • Authentication: TLS
    • Identifier: User’s 10-digit Universal ID
    • User certificate: Extracted user certificate
    • CA certificate: Extracted CA certificate
    • Private key: Extracted private key
    • Private key password: Password specified upon private key extraction
  • Connect to the network.