These directions cover the necessary steps to connect to DePaul’s SecureW2 wireless network
on a modern GNU/Linux desktop system. The steps are documented using Ubuntu 18.04
x86_64, but they should work on most systems with a Python version of at least 2.7. If you
encounter issues, please contact the Technology Support Center by phone at 312-362-8765 or
by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you already have an Internet connection you can go directly to wifisetup.depaul.edu to setup your device.
Step 1: Connect to the "depaul" wireless network to begin the DePaul Eduroam setup. Click on the settings dropdown from the top right corner of the GNOME menu bar. This will expand the quick settings below the menu bar.
Step 2: Expand the wireless options by clicking on the "Wi-Fi Not Connected" button. This will expand futher wireless options within the settings list.
Step 3: Click on the "Select Network" menu item. Select the "depaul" ssid from the list and click Connect.
Step 4: The "Hotspot Login" window will open, displaying the DePaul WiFi setup page.
Step 5: Open a full web browser such as Mozilla Firefox or Chrome. Do not continue with the "Hotspot Login" window that was launched automatically as it does not provide the necessary features to continue with enrolling your device.
Step 6: In the web browser's URL bar, type "https://wifisetup.depaul.edu" and press enter. This will redirect your browser to the SecureW2 configuration tool download page. The website should automatically detect that your system is running Linux. If not, you may select Linux from the dropdown list provided.
Step 7: Ensure that "Linux" is selected in the dropdown list and click the "JoinNow" button. The page will be redirected to a download page where the Linux SecureW2 configuration tool should prompt to download.
Step 8: Once the download has completed, open a terminal. On Ubuntu, the default shortcut is "CTRL+ALT+t", or alternatively press the Meta/Super/Windows key to open the GNOME Activities overview, type "Terminal", and press the "Enter" key.
Step 9: In the terminal navigate to the location where you saved the SecureW2 configuration tool. By default the download location will be
If you are unfamiliar with navigating in the terminal, you can type
and press "Enter" to change directories to the default download location.
Step 10: In ther terminal execute the SecureW2 configuration tool by typing
and pressing the "Enter" key.
Step 11: The script will validate that your system is able to run the utility and then will prompt for confirmation that you wish to continue.
Step 12: At the confirmation prompt press the "Enter" key to continue with the configuration. The configuration tool will open a web browser where you will be prompted to enter your Campus Connect credentials.
Step 13: Enter your Campus Connect credentials in the authentication page and click the "Sign In" button. The configuration tool will continue its enrollment process and display status messages of its progress.
Step 14: Your device should now be connected to the "eduroam" WiFi network and you should be able to use the Internet normally. If you encouter any issues, please contact the Technology Support Center.