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Encrypted WPA Wireless - Linux

These instructions apply to Linux only. Use these instructions to connect your Linux computer to the McMaster Mac-WiFi/Reznet-WiFi/eduroam wireless networks. Mac-WiFi/Reznet-WiFi/eduroam uses Wireless Protected Access (or WPA2 for short) and provides encryption between your Android device and the Wireless Access Point that you connect to.

  • Requirements:
    • Linux
    • Wi-Fi

Ubuntu Setup:

  1. Click on the top right hand corner wireless icon and select Connect to Hidden Wi-Fi Network.
  2. Choose Network name as Mac-WiFi and Wi-Fi security as WPA & WPA2 Enterprise.
  3. Fill in the information as outlined below.
    • Network name: Mac-WiFi
    • Wi-Fi Security: WPA & WPA2 Enterprise
    • Authentication: Protected EAP (PEAP)
    • CA Certificate: No CA certificate is required
    • Inner authentication: MSCHAPv2
    • Username: MACID
    • Password: Password
    • Click on Connect.

Service Bulletins

  • MAC ID Password Expiry

    Beginning in May 2016, MAC ID passwords at McMaster expire annually. Learn more at

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