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This is the Radius Server's CA certificate: BYU CS Radius CA Certificate.crt

This is the Radius Server's Certificate: BYU CS Radius Server Certificate.crt

If you don't validate the radius server certificate, you could become subject to a man in the middle attack and your password could be stolen.

You must have an active account to use the wifi, usually this means you must be taking CS classes.

Linux with Network Manager

  1. Download the CA Certificate above and save it somewhere it can stay long term because network manager doesn't copy it anywhere else. I put mine in /home/[user]/.cert/
  2. Click the network manager icon in your tray.
  3. Click CSDept as the wifi name.
  4. Use PEAP as the authentication method.
  5. Leave Anonymous identity blank.
  6. Leave domain blank.
  7. Use the certificate you downloaded as the certificate.
  8. Leave PEAP version at automatic.
  9. Select MSCHAPv2 as Inner Authentication.
  10. Put your CS username as Username.
  11. Put your CS password as Password.
  12. Click Connect.


  1. Download the CA Certificate above.
  2. Import it, name it, and select it for Wi-Fi use, you may have to go into Security in your settings to do this.
  3. Go to Wi-Fi Settings.
  4. Under Wi-Fi networks you will see a list of available networks. Select CSDept.
  5. In the pull-down menu of EAP method, select PEAP.
  6. In the pull-down menu of Phase 2 authentication, select MSCHAPV2.
  7. In the pull down menu of CA certificate select the certificate you named earlier.
  8. If you don't mind your password potentially being stolen, you can select unspecified or do not validate if you can't figure out how to import the certificate.
  9. In the Identity field, enter your CS Account Username
  10. Skip the Anonymous identity field.
  11. In the Password field, enter your CS Account password.
  12. Select Connect.


  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Select Wi-Fi.
  3. Make sure Wi-Fi is turned on.
  4. Under Choose A Network, select CSDept.
  5. At the Username/Password prompt, enter your CS account username and your CS account password.
  6. Click Join.
  7. You will be presented with the BYU CS Radius Server Certificate. Click Trust in the upper-right corner.
  8. You will then be connected to the CS Department wireless network.


  1. Connect to the CSDept wireless network.
  2. You will be prompted for a Mode (leave on Automatic), a username and a password.
  3. Enter your CS username and password in the appropriate forms.
  4. Select Remember this network.
  5. Press Join.
  6. You may be presented with a Verify Certificate window. Click Show Certificate.
  7. If the certificate says BYU CS Radius CA Certificate and BYU CS Radius Server Certificate, you can hit Continue.
  8. Your computer will prompt you for your computer's password to add the certificates to Keychain Access.
  9. You may be prompted to re-enter your CS username and password one last time. After doing so, you will be connected to the CSDept wireless network.

Windows 10

  1. Connect to the CSDept wireless network.
  2. You will be prompted for your CS username and password.
  3. Click Connect.
  4. You will be presented with a message that says, “Continue connecting?
  5. Click Connect.
  6. You will then be connected to the CSDept wireless network.

Windows 7

  • Go to Network and Sharing Center and select 'Setup New Network Connection' and then select 'Manually connect to a wireless network'.


  • Type the Network name as CSDept set the security as WPA-2 Enterprise and encryption type as AES.


  • Go into the CSDept properties and under the 'Security' tab make sure your option look like this, then click on the 'Settings Tab'.


  • Make sure to check Connect to these servers and type in “”. Under 'Trusted Root Certification Authorities' make sure to check “GTE Cyber Trust Global Root”. Then select Configure.


  • After clicking the 'Configure' button, make sure the 'Automatically use my Windows logon name' is unchecked and click OK on both boxes, returning to the CSDept network properties.


  • Click the 'Advance Settings' button, and under the '802.1X Settings' tab, make sure to check the box Specify authentication mode: and select “User or computer authentication” and press OK.


  • Click OK on the CSDept properties box and try connecting to the CSDept network. It should prompt you for your CS Credentials and connect you to the network.
  • If it keeps saying that it cannot connect, change the authentication mode to “User Authentication” and click on “Save Credentials.” Enter your CS Credentials in this box. Once you have done this, disconnect from the network and then reconnect.
csdept-wifi.txt · Last modified: 2018/03/19 16:10 by bryceml