Linux Wi-Fi Setup

Connect to the FCPSonboard network. Go to and you should see the FCPS Wi-Fi sign in page.

Accept the terms, and click Start.

Select Staff and Students, and enter your FCPS Student ID as the username and your FCPS password (i.e. your Blackboard password) as the password.

You should see something like this. Select "Show all operating systems" at the bottom.

Scroll down and select Other Operating Systems.

Download both the CA certificate and the user certificate (step 1 and 2, respectively).

If you use wpa_supplicant to connect to Wi-Fi, first use openssl pkcs12 -legacy -in certificate.p12 -out user.crt to convert the user certificate into a different format compatible with wpa_supplicant. Then add the below in /etc/wpa_supplicant, using identity="" if you used the Guest option, or identity="<FCPS STUDENT ID>" if you signed in with an FCPS ID, and substitute paths in for ca_cert, client_cert, and private_key for the FCPS CA, the user certificate generated by openssl above, and the user certificate you downloaded respectively. Reference this for further information.

# or,
# identity="<FCPS STUDENT ID>"
private_key_passwd="<guest password or FCPS password>"

Some desktop environments, GNOME below, allow you to configure this through built-in utilities. You can configure GNOME like this, with Identity being <FCPS ID>, the User Certificate and Private Key being the User CA you downloaded, the CA certificate being the CA certificate you downloaded, and the Private key password your FCPS password:

Note: As of somewhere around NetworkManager version 1.36.x (which ships by default in Ubuntu 22.04 LTS, Fedora 36, and probably some other major Linux distributions), NetworkManager will fail to connect if Domain is not properly set to and will give NO helpful information about why.

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