Configuring Ubuntu for AirPennNet

These instructions allow Ubuntu Linux users to connect their WiFi enabled notebooks to AirPennNet. Other Linux distribution users will often be able to adapt these instructions for their notebook environments. Although not a supported operating system XpressConnect does have an option for installing a wireless profile on Ubuntu.

AirPennNet Configuration for Ubuntu 8.04

  • Click the Network Manager icon in the top right.
  • Go to Connect to Other Wireless Network.
  • Enter AirPennNet in the Network Name field.
  • Under Wireless Security select WPA2 Enterprise.
  • The More Settings dialog appears. For EAP Method select TTLS.
  • Enter PAP in the Phase2 Type field.
  • In the Identity field, enter your actual PennKey username.
  • In the Password field, enter your actual PennKey Password.
  • Click Connect to connect to AirPennNet.

Note: To use AirPennNet after May 24, 2010, users will need to select WPA2/AES ciphers. Clients with WEP selected will not work after May 24, 2010.

AirPennNet Configuration for Ubuntu 9.10

  • Select the AirPennNet network from the Wireless Networks list
    • a dialog called "Wireless Network Authentication Required" will pop up
  • Change "Inner authentication" to PAP
  • In the Identity field, enter your actual PennKey username.
  • In the Password field, enter your actual PennKey Password.
  • Click Connect to connect to AirPennNet.
  • Click Ignore to the CA dialog box that pops up

AirPennNet Configuration for Ubuntu 10.04 / 10.10

  • Select the AirPennNet network from the Wireless Networks list
    • a dialog called "Wireless Network Authentication Required" will pop up
  • Change "Inner authentication" to PAP
  • In the Username field, enter your actual PennKey username.
  • In the Password field, enter your actual PennKey Password.
  • Click Connect to connect to AirPennNet.
  • Click Ignore to the CA dialog box that pops up

AirPennNet Configuration for Ubuntu 11.04 / 11.10

  • Select the AirPennNet network from the Wireless Networks list
    • a dialog called "Wireless Network Authentication Required" will pop up
  • Change "Inner authentication" to PAP
  • In the Username field, enter your actual PennKey username.
  • In the Password field, enter your actual PennKey Password.
  • Click Connect to connect to AirPennNet.
  • Click Ignore to the CA dialog box that pops up
  • Turn network card off and then on

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Date Posted: April 16, 2013 Tags: Technical Info, Provider Resource, Wireless, Configuration

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