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The following screenshots/instructions were written for Ubuntu 14.04, but should require little or no modification for any Linux computer which uses Network Manager.

Collecting your token

To connect a personal device to ChemNet you will need some ChemNet credentials (ChemNet identifier and ChemNet token). You can get your personal token from https://apps.ch.cam.ac.uk/ssms/collectchemnet if you know your Raven password and are registered in the department database. If instead you want to connect a shared device (eg a lab computer) to the network please get your group computer rep to register the device.  

Connecting to ChemNet

  • Plug the machine into a live network socket and turn off its WiFi if it has any
  • From the System Tray, click Network Manager.
  • Click Edit Connections:

Edit Connections

  • In the Network Connections window, click the connection you want to use for ChemNet. Normally it is under Ethernet and called something like Wired Connection or Auto Ethernet. Click Edit.
  • Click on the 802.1x Security tab
  • and set the following values:
    • Use 802.1x security for this connection: ticked
    • Authentication: Protected EAP (PEAP)
    • Anonymous identity: @ch.2018.cam.ac.uk (please note: not @cam.ac.uk)
    • CA Certificate: (see below)
    • PEAP version: Automatic
    • Inner authentication: MSCHAPv2
    • Username: The ChemNet identifier
    • Password: The ChemNet token
  • Click on CA Certificate and browse to /etc/ssl/certs
  • Select QuoVadis_Root_CA_2_G3.pem and click Open

CA Certificate

  • Click Save to save the settings. Your machine should now connect to the network, but if it does not try unplugging and replugging the network lead.