Linux Wifi Setup

Describes how to set up wifi on a Linux machine

  1. Connect to the FCPSonboard network

  2. Open a web browser and navigate to

  3. You should be redirected to a login website

  4. Accept the terms

  5. Select "FCPS Staff and Students"

    a. You could also sign in as a guest, that just changes the password you use in a later step.

  6. Enter your FCPS Student ID and Password

  7. Navigate to the "Other" network devices


  8. Download the certificates


  9. Now, navigate to your network manager.

    Click on the “Fairfax” wifi network in the list of networks. Enter the information in the box as shown.

    Make sure to select “TLS” as the authentication type and not “TTLS”. As of somewhere around NetworkManager version 1.36.x (which ships by default in Ubuntu 22.04 LTS, Fedora 36, and probably some other major Linux distributions), NetworkManager will fail to connect if Domain is not properly set to and will give NO helpful information about why.

  1. If you are a cool person who uses wpa_supplicant, put this instead in your /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant-<interface>.conf

    # or,
    # identity="<your-id>"
    private_key_passwd="<guest password or your own password>"

    a. FCPS.pem == The first CA certificate (you don't need the websense one)

    b. user.crt == openssl pkcs12 -in certificate.p12 -out user.crt

    c. user.key == certificate.p12

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