NOTE 2013-03-13: Current instructions say to use Thawte Primary Root CA, not the premium server one, but UVic wireless has been increasingly flaky, and recently I've only been able to connect to UVic by NOT selecting a certificate, and choosing Ignore when the OS warns me of the dangers of connecting without a cert. This is obviously not ideal, but we can't find a workaround yet. Ubuntu 12.10 comes with 3 different Thawte Primary Root CA pem files, but none of them work. NOTE: This link should get you to a version of the cert that was current in 2018.
Had to do a bit of puzzling based on the instructions for Windows to figure out how to connect to the new UVic wireless setup with Ubuntu, so I'm documenting it here, because SYSTEMS don't have any info on their site. Note: these instructions are identical for eduroam.
- Connect to the network.
- When the Authentication dialog comes up, insert the following values:
- Wireless security: WPA & WPA2 Enterprise
- Authentication: Protected EAP (PEAP)
- Anonymous identity: [Leave blank]
- CA certificate: Thawte_Premium_Server_CA [This should be in /etc/ssl/certs. If not, you may have to obtain it.]
- PEAP version: Automatic
- Inner authentication: MSCHAPv2
- Username: [netlink]@uvic.ca
- Password: [netlink pw]
The thing I kept forgetting was the @uvic.ca after the netlink. Here's a screen cap: