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Configuring your computer to connect to our Wi-Fi network consists of two steps: 1. Downloading the required CA certificate, 2. setting up the connection itself.

Download Certificate

"Save link as…" for certificate chain from wlan.itz.uni-halle.de/zertifikate

"Save link as…" for certificate chain from wlan.itz.uni-halle.de/zertifikate

Download the CA certificate by right-clicking on the following link and choosing "Save link as…":

http://wlan.urz.uni-halle.de/certi/cert-telekom2.cer

Save the file to your hard drive. Please take care not to move or delete the file; you need it in order to connect to our network.

Please make sure to press the right mouse button and choose "Save link as…". If you press the left one, the certificate will be installed in your browser's certificate store, which is not what we want here.

Save wireless certificate chain under "~/Documents/Uni Halle/wpa-eap.crt"

Save wireless certificate chain under "~/Documents/Uni Halle/wpa-eap.crt"

In this case the certificate chain will be saved to "~/Documents/Uni Halle/wpa-eap.crt". ("~" is the current user's personal folder.)

Set Up the Wireless Connection

Pointer on network "uni-halle"

Pointer on network "uni-halle"

Select the network "uni-halle" from the list of available Wi-Fi networks. A new window should appear, asking you to configure the network's authentication settings.

Wireless auth settings w/o certificate

Wireless auth settings w/o certificate

Use "Protected EAP (PEAP)" as authentication, "MSCHAPv2" as inner authentication, and have the computer choose the PEAP version automatically. Leave the field "Anonymous identity" empty.

Enter your five-letter username in the field "Username". Enter the password you received from the Service Portal into the "Password" field.

Select cert chain

Select cert chain

In the field "CA certificate", select the certificate file you just downloaded. In this case, we use the file "~/Documents/Uni Halle/wpa-eap.crt" we downloaded earlier.

WLAN-Eingabemaske vollständig

WLAN-Eingabemaske vollständig

The complete authentication settings can be seen in the picture to the left. Click "Connect" in order to establish the connection to our Wi-Fi network.

Connected to "uni-halle"

Connected to "uni-halle"

As soon as you see the notification on the left, the network connection has been established successfully.

Manual configuration using wpa_supplicant

If you want to connect to the Wi-Fi network manually instead, create the following wpa_supplicant profile:

network={
ssid="uni-halle"
key_mgmt=WPA-EAP
proto=WPA2
eap=PEAP
phase2="auth=MSCHAPV2"
ca_cert="/home/xxxxx/Documents/Uni Halle/wpa-eap.crt"
identity="xxxxx"
password="YYYYYYYYYYYY"
}

Please set the ca_cert-, identity, and password values accordingly.

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