Connecting to PAL3.0 on Linux

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Authored by
Chris Xiao
November 21, 2020


PAL3.0 is Purdue’s wireless network. It uses WPA2 Enterprise authentication, which means additional configurations may be needed to connect to it on Linux.

This tutorial will show you how to connect to PAL3.0 on desktop Linux. Note: Screenshots below show the GNOME 3 desktop environment. The process should be very similar to other environments.

Step 1

Open Wi-Fi settings, and select PAL3.0 in the list of available wireless networks.

Wi-Fi Settings

Step 2

Change the following settings:

  • Set “Authentication” to Protected EAP (PEAP)
  • Select No CA certificate is required

After changing these settings, your options page should look like this:

PAL3.0 Settings

Step 3

Enter your Purdue username (without “”) and password (regular password, NOT BoilerKey), then click “Connect.”

PAL3.0 Completed settings

Step 4

You should be connected to PAL3.0 in a few seconds! Check the Wi-Fi symbol on the top bar/panel to see if you’re connected.

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