How to set up wifi for Ubuntu 13.10 so that it works with our wireless networking environment

See Wireless Access for Students, Faculty and Staff for the official information about wireless networking at Vanderbilt. It pretty much works as advertised.

The notes below come from past struggles with making connections on various platforms. They are left here in case they are ever needed in the future.
  • First, make sure you are not connected to any wireless networks. If any wireless network connection comes up automatically during this process, cancel the attempt.

  • Next delete any previous configurations for vuNet. Right click on the Network Manager icon and select the Edit Connections... item.

  • Select the Wireless tab and highlight and delete any entries for vuNet.

  • Alternately, you can go to the /etc/NetworkManager/system-connections/ directory and delete any vuNet files you may find.

  • Again, right click on the Network Manager icon. vuNet should be in the list of available networks. Click on vuNet and the Wi-Fi Network Authentication dialog will appear. Make the setting selections like this. Replace "vunetid" with your VUnetID and enter your ePassword in the Password box. Click continue.

  • You will probably be presented with the "No Certificate Authority" warning. Click Ignore. Eventually, the connection attempt will fail and Network Manager will ask for your password again. You can click Cancel at this point.

  • There will now be a file /etc/NetworkManager/system-connections/vuNet. As Root, edit this file.

  • Find the line "system-ca-certs=true" and change the "true" to "false". Save the edited file and close the editor.

  • Now return the the NetworkManager icon and select the vuNet icon. Your connection to vuNet should now work correctly.
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Topic revision: r2 - 13 Mar 2015, DalePlummer

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