IT Services

Wireless network (WLAN / Wi-Fi) on Linux

Settings for the JYU wireless network (jyu-student & jyu-staff) and for eduroam on Linux

With your JYU user account you can access three wireless networks:

  • jyu-student is for students at the JYU campus area
  • jyu-staff is for staff at the JYU campus area
  • eduroam can be used by students and staff on JYU campus as well as around the world on the campuses of many different academic institutions. More information about eduroam can be found here.

Note! Within JYU campus area please primarily use either jyu-student or jyu-staff networks! 

jyu-student and jyu-staff networks require specific settings before they work. Ubuntu distribution has been used as example in this guide.

eduroam works almost the same. The only difference is that when connecting to eduroam, you will need to type your username as (e.g.

The easiest way to configure eduroam on Linux is to download and install a pre-made configuration file from: (Click the button where it says "eduroam user: download your eduroam installer" and select "University of Jyväskylä" as the organization. Then select "Linux" as your operating system and download & install the configuration file.)

Wireless network settings

1. As the wireless network select the network you need

    • jyu-student (for students)
    • jyu-staff (for staff)
    • eduroam (for students and staff, please see more information here)


      2. Configure the settings as follows:

      • Wi-Fi security: WPA & WPA2 Enterprise
      • Authentication: Protected EAP (optionally: Tunneled TLS)
      • Anonymous identity: (leave empty)
      • CA certificate: DigiCert High Assurance EV Root CA (in Ubuntu this can be found already in: File System -> usr -> share -> ca-certificates -> mozilla -> DigiCert_High_Assurance_EV_Root_CA.crt)
      • Inner authentication: MSCHAPV2 (optionally: PAP)
      • Username: JYU username (Note! when using eduroam you will need to type your username as (e.g.
      • Password: JYU password

      After this click "Connect" and the wireless network should connect.