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How do I connect to AirBears2 with Linux? (Also applies to Google Chromebooks)

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This article is written for Linux using the Ubuntu OS, the same settings are known to work for Google Chromebooks as well.

Please note, these instructions are provided as a courtesy, and CSS IT can only provide limited support for Linux.

The necessary parameters are the same regardless of your Linux flavor.

-Generate an AirBears2 Key at https://idc.berkeley.edu/mmk Please see How Do I Generate an AirBears2 Key?

-Open Network Connections. Select Wifi-Fi, Click the Add button to add a Wif-Fi connection.

Parameters should be the following :

Security : WPA & WPA2 Enterprise

Authentication : Protected EAP (PEAP)

Anonymous Identity : (blank)

CA Certificate : (None), check the No CA Certificate is required box.

[Note, certificates are not required in order to connect to the AirBears2 network. However, one can connect more securely by downloading and using the Certificate as noted below]

PEAP version : Automatic

Inner authentication : MSCHAPv2

Username : YOURCALNETID

Password : YOURAIRBEARS2KEY

Click Save.

-In order to connect to the AirBears2 network using the Comodo Add Trust External CA Root certificate, download the certificate from the Comodo website https://support.comodo.com/index.php?/Default/Knowledgebase/Article/View/945/0/root-addtrust-external-ca-root

-Use the same settings as above, making sure the "No CA certificate is required" checkbox is NOT checked, and select the downloaded addtrustexternalcaroot.crt file on your computer.

 

Additional Troubleshooting:

Several users have reported to CSS-IT that if "Tunneled TLS" is enabled, it can cause problems accepting the CA certificate. If you have this setting enabled, try disabling it.