Connect To Eduroam On Archlinux

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Eduroam is a worldwide internet service for research that is used in universities globally. Eduroam uses a secure protocol when connecting to the users. Windows and other OSs have different configurations. On Archlinux start by running the following commands.

Note: The following steps are for Connman (A Daemon for managing internet connections within embedded devices running the Linux operating system. Comes with a command-line client, plus Enlightenment, ncurses, GTK and Dmenu clients are available).

Create a conman directory like below. Case sensitive.


Using your favorite editor, create the following config file

sudo nano /var/lib/connman/wifi_eduroam.config

Edit as per your credentials.


I deleted the line CACertFile=/etc/ssl/certs/ca-certificates.crt line so that I could use eduroam in diffrent departments across the university.

Restart the wpa_supplicant.service and connman.service to connect to the new network.

systemctl restart wpa_supplicant
systemctl restart connman.service

Your should now be able to connect to eduroam. You can ping my website and update your system to check your connection

sudo ping
sudo pacman -Syu

Using NetworkManager

Click on the Network Manager Applet on the top right hand corner of your screen

Select Eduroam from the list of Wireless Networks


Password: yourpassword

Phase 2 Type: MSCHAPv2

Authentication: Protected EAP (PEAP)

Click Connect–Enjoy