UARK Wi-Fi: Ubuntu

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UARK Wi-Fi is the secured network for UARK users, offering unrestricted internet access to all web locations and services. Guests on campus can connect to UARK Guest Wi-Fi. Visitors from participating institutions can get online using the eduroam network.

The following instructions provide the correct security settings for connecting to wireless in the Linux operating system Ubuntu.

  1. In the Wireless Network Authentication window's Wireless Security tab, choose the following settings:

    • Wireless security: WPA and WPA2 Enterprise

    • Authentication: Protected EAP (PEAP)

    • Anonymous identity:  leave blank

    • CA certificate: (None)

    • PEAP version: Automatic 

    • Inner authentication: MSCHAPv2

  2. Enter your UARK username and password.

  3. Click Connect. A warning that you have not chosen a certificate authority will appear. Click Ignore. 
    Note: You may be prompted to enter a new keyring password. Create a keyring password, and click OK.

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  1. Raja Swamy
    Visiting Assistant Professor
    2:59 pm

    Thanks Erin,
    I'm in my office in Old Main. Is this building covered?

    1. Elon Turner
      Director of Network Operations
      10:36 am

      MAIN is configured for the UARK 5G Wi-Fi network.

  2. Aaron Aldridge
    9:59 am

    I'm using Ubuntu 15.10 and can't connect to the 2G network. I'm prompted for my password over and over again. I can easily connect to the Guest network.

    1. Erin Griffin
      Content strategy/IA specialist
      2:47 pm

      Aaron, this appears to be an issue within Ubuntu. So that a technical support person can better understand and assist you with connecting to secure campus Wi-Fi, please create a support request at and include details about the Ubuntu build you're using. Thank you.

  3. Shilpi Mukherjee
    Graduate Assistant
    12:42 pm

    I followed the directions above on ubuntu 16.04 and the connect button is still disabled. Am i missing something? Thanks in advance.

    1. Erin Griffin
      Content strategy/IA specialist
      12:45 pm

      If you are sure you have entered your UARK username and password and it still doesn't enable the Connect button, please call our IT Help Desk at 479-575-2905 or submit a request online at, and a tech support person will be in touch. Thanks!

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