Connect to the University's wired (via ethernet cable) network on Linux

Updated on 7 July 2023

No exact instruction that covers all Linux distributions can be given, so we’ve provided the essential details plus descriptions for two widely used distributions, Centos and Mint

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Reaching 'ethernet'

Centos 7 (Gnome)

Your network connection is in the top right of the screen. Click there, choose the Ethernet line (wording may be different), then select Wired Settings. In the pop-up window, click the cog on the bottom right and choose Security. Turn on 802.1x Security, fill in the required details (as below), then Apply.

Linux Mint 18 XFCE

Your distribution has a network connection applet on the bottom right. Left click the network icon then select Edit connections. Under Ethernet, click the required connection followed by Edit. Fill in the required details (as below) within the 802.1x Security tab, then Save.

The details you need

Authentication: Protected EAP (PEAP)
CA Certificate: None
PEAP Version: Automatic
Inner Authentication: MSCHAPv2

Enter your University password and full username (including asked.

Log in details
If you have a username that doesn’t include your ID number (students) or end with a number (staff), make sure you enter it correctly.

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