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UTA Auto Login Setup for Linux

System requirements: Linux


Following are instructions for setting up the UTA Auto Login wi-fi network on a computer using a Linux-based operating system.
OIT support of Linux wireless connectivity is limited to this how-to document. Agents, technicians, and administrators are not trained in the support of these products. These instructions are provided to assist our Linux community, and we thank the Linux volunteers who helped us collect this information. Please provide additional feedback that you think may help other Linux users with their wireless connections.

How to Use:

These instructions assume you have the following items:
  • WPA2 Supplicant (wpa_supplicant)
  • Wireless card should already be working
  • Latest version of OpenSSL
  • Install firmware & drivers for wireless card, if not installed.
  1. Click on your wi-fi networks icon to view the list of the available wi-fi networks.
  2. Edit the settings for the UTA Auto Login network to the following settings:
  • Security: WPA2 Enterprise
  • Authentication: Protected EAP (PEAP)
  • Anonymous Identity: (leave as blank)
  • CA certificate: (leave as blank)
  • PEAP version: Automatic
  • Inner Authentication: MSCHAPV2
  • Username : uta\netid
  • Password : password

     3.  Your device should connect to the wi-fi network.

Command Line   

  • Configure /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf (location might vary depending on distribution):
  • ctrl_interface_group=0
  • eapol_version=1
  • ap_scan=1
  • fast_reauth=0
  • network={
  • ssid=”UTA Auto Login”
  • scan_ssid=1
  • key_mgmt=WPA-EAP
  • eap=PEAP
  • identity=”uta\netid”
  • password=”password”
  • phase1=”MSCHAPV2”
Command to get wpa working anytime and every time you want to connect:
wpa_supplicant –Dwext –c/etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf –i<dev> & dhclient <dev>
(Substitute <dev> with eth1,wlan0 or whatever your device is named).
Apogee MyResNet - All residence halls are now provided internet service through Apogee ResNet. Residents will need to log into to establish an Apogee ResNet user account (see the Get Connected Guide,, to learn more).

Known Issues:

Note: We have only tested these instructions on Ubuntu and Red Hat Linux Operating Systems.