& Computing Services
Configuring and connecting SUSE Linux 11.1 to the Eduroam
Check for any SUSE updates.
Before attempting to connect to the “eduroam” wireless service please ensure that your
SUSE operating system has all the recent updates installed. Some of the most common
failures to connect to the “eduroam” wireless service are caused by issues which the open
source community or Novell/SUSE have already solved.
Configure “eduroam” Wireless Service.
1. Ensure any wireless card you have is turned on, and working correctly. Please note
configuring wireless card hardware is outwith the scope of this document, and it is
assumed you have a fully working wireless 802.11b/g compatible wireless card or
2. Click on the grey globe icon just to the left of the bar (plasmoid) which contains the
3. This should display the menu below:
4. Click “New Connection” , and then click on “wlan0”. (Please note if you have more
than one wireless card in your device you may need to choose from wlan0, wlan1,
wlan3 etc. Ensure you choose the currently active wireless card.)
5. Providing your wireless card is correctly working you should then see the page
shown below. This should display all the wireless signals that your laptop can see. If
your signal quality for “Eduroam” is worse than 80% UICS would strongly suggest
that you move nearer to an Access Point before continuing.
6. Select the entry for “eduroam” and click next.
7. Ensure “Use Wireless Security” is ticked and that the “Security” drop down is set to
8. Enter the following information:
a. Set “Method” to “PEAP”.
b. Set Identitiy to your Heriot-Watt webmail/outlook username in the format
of “email@example.com” (for example firstname.lastname@example.org)
c. Anonymous Identity: Leave this blank
d. Password: enter your Heriot-Watt webmail/outlook/wireless password.
e. Client Certificate: Leave this blank
f. CA Certificate: Leave this blank
g. Private Keyfile: Leave this blank
h. Private Secret Key: Leave this blank.
i. Phase 2, Method: Select “MSCHAPv2” from the dropdown.
9. Click the Next button to continue.
10. Ensure the “Use manual IP configuration” is not ticked and click next.
11. Ensure the
“Connection Name” is set to “eduroam”, and tick the “Autoconnect” tick box.
12. Click “Connect and Save” to save these settings, and connect to the eduroam
Please note there is a limit to how many devices you can be simultaneously logged
into on all the wireless services. Please do not share your username and password
with other students. All students of Heriot-Watt University, or other "eduroam"
enabled Universities should be able to login using their own user credentials.