Ubuntu Linux Auto Wi-Fi Setup

Note: The following is for user reference only as this OS is unsupported by the UF Computing Help Desk


Step 1: Connect to the ufgetonline wireless network


Step 2: Open a web browser, navigate to https://getonline.ufl.edu, and click “Laptops & Mobile Devices”


Step 3: Click JOIN WIRELESS to download the SecureW2_JoinNow.run python script


Step 4: Open an instance of Terminal and input the following commands:

  1. Enter cd Downloads/ and press <Enter>
  2. Enter sh SecureW2_JoinNow.run and press <Enter>
  3. Enter your GatorLink username@ufl.edu and press <Enter>
  4. Enter your GatorLink password and press <Enter>
  5. (Note: password entry not displayed to user)
  6. A successful connection will result in a Configuration succeeded. You may close this window. message being presented to the user

Step 5: Network connectivity can be confirmed by opening your web browser and navigating to https://ufl.edu in addition to verifying that the eduroam network is shown as connected in the Ubuntu taskbar