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Wireless Network: Linux/Unix-based

This example uses Graphical User Interface (GUI) and the Ubuntu Linux distribution.

  • Click on networking icon (upper right corner of desktop)
  • Select Connect to a Hidden Wireless Network if eku-secure does not show up

  • Enter the Network name (ssid): eku_secure
  • For wireless security type select WPA & WPA Enterprise 
  • Choose the path to the security certificates on your system using the "file" icon
  • Choose the "File System" tab and follow the path to: /etc/ssl/certs/AddTrust_External_Root.pem

  • Enter EKU E-Key user name and password

Linux/Unix-based with NO GUI

Wireless configuration for Unix-based systems without going through a GUI is done by editing or creating the wpa_suppicant.conf file. This file is often times located under the /etc directory. 

Example of the contents of /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf configured for EKU's wireless

scan_ssid=1 #this will enable scanning for hidden networks
ca_cert="/etc/ssl/certs/Addtrust_External_CA.pem" # this is the path to the cert on your system

In this case you will likely have to locate the Addtrust_External_CA.pem certificate and place in the proper directory and modify the ca_cert line as in the sample file above to reflect the certificate's location on your system.

Further details for connecting to a wireless network on a Unix based system will vary by version. This support article conveys the general configuration settings for connecting to eku_secure. For further detail refer to your particular distribution documentation.


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