Wireless Access on Fedora 22

NOTE: The CLAS Linux Group has provided these instructions as a courtesy to campus Linux users. See UI Wireless - eduroam Support or contact the ITS Help Desk for additional information. These instructions are specific to Fedora 22. If you are using a different version of Linux, these instructions may not work.

This document was modified on Sep 8, 2015. Any changes to the campus wireless network since then may not be reflected in these instructions. Try comparing the instructions for later versions of this OS for any configuration changes.


  • You've met the requirements listed on the initial wireless page.
  • These instructions were written after doing a default install of Fedora 22 using the x86_64 Live CD install media and then patching all software.
  • Your wireless card is working. You can use nm-tool from a terminal to test.

Configure Wireless Network in GNOME

  1. Click on the down arrow in the upper right corner of the screen, then click Wi-Fi, then choose Select Network:

    Screenshot of wireless network configuration instructions

  2. The window "Wi-Fi Networks" should appear as below:

    Screenshot of wireless network configuration instructions

    Choose Eduroam and then click Connect.

  3. Set (or verify):
    "Authentication" to "Protected EAP (PEAP)"
    "CA Certificate" to "No CA certificate is required"
    "PEAP Version" to "Automatic"
    "Inner Authentication" to "MSCHAPv2"
    "User Name" to be your HawkID followed by @uiowa.edu, e.g. hawkid@uiowa.edu
    "Password" to your HawkID password
    Optionally check "Ask for this password every time" if you don't want the computer to store your HawkID password.

    Screenshot of wireless network configuration instructions

  4. Click Connect.