Connect your Linux PC to ResWiFi

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Before You Begin


  1. Know your CruzID and Gold password.
  2. Check that your computer meets the ResNet minimum requirements.
  3. Familiarize yourself with the Responsible Use Policy.


  • Username: Your full UCSC email address (
  • Password: Your Gold password

Preferred Setup (using JoinNow)

The instructions below are for configuring your Linux PC through SecureW2 JoinNow.

  1. Click here to open the JoinNow page.
  2. You should see the "Welcome" screen with your operating system already chosen. If not, then use the drop-down menu to select your device.
  3. Click JoinNow.
  4. When prompted, download the script.
  5. Open a terminal window in the directory where you downloaded the script.
  6. Run the script by entering sh
  7. When prompted, enter your UCSC email ( and your Gold password.
  8. After the script finishes, your Linux PC will be configured for ResWiFi*.

*You can configure ResWiFi off-campus or in a non-ResWiFi location. However, your Linux PC will only connect in supported locations. Not sure where ResWiFi is offered? Check here.

Manual Setup

The instructions below are for manually configuring a Linux PC. We recommend you consult your Linux distribution documentation for exact instructions.

Note: ResWiFi and eduroam use the same CA certificate.

  1. Click here to download the CA certificate.
  2. Connect to ResWiFi using the following details:
    • Security: WPA2/3-Enterprise / 802.1X EAP
    • EAP method: PEAP
    • Identity (username): your UCSC email (
    • Password: your Gold password
    • CA certificate: select the ca.crt certificate from the download location
    • Domain:
    • Phase 2 (inner) authentication: MSCHAPV2
    • Anonymous identity: leave blank

Wired Residential Network

Some residential buildings do not offer ResWiFi, or only as a supplemental service in hallways/lounges. To connect in these locations, consult our Wired Access page. Not sure which connection type you have? Check here.

Family Student Housing

Students at FSH should connect to ResWiFi for the most secure connection. Spouses and children (without a CruzID) may connect to the FSH-Family network. Use the following details to connect to FSH-Family on a Linux PC:

Network Name (SSID): FSH-Family

Password (PSK): SlugFamily

Getting Help

Need some help? ResNet has dedicated technicians available to assist you! Please email, call (831) 459-4638, open a SlugHub ticket, or visit one of our offices.