Introduction: Connect Raspberry Pi to College WIFI
This will help you connect to your college's WIFI with your Raspberry Pi, for school projects. Usually the school's WIFI is greyed out and you can't select it for use on your Raspberry Pi.
Step 1: Connect to Your Raspberry Pi
Sign in remotely to your Raspberry Pi, or as a Raspberry Pi Desktop, or Headless. Just get into your Raspberry Pi lol!
Step 2: Open Command Prompt
Click on icon highlighted in picture....red circle is around it
Step 3: Open Wpa_supplicant.conf File
type exactly what you see in the picture in the command prompt and hit enter.
Step 4: Configure Wpa_supplicant.conf File to Use School's WIFI
Type what you see highlighted in the red rectangle. Where it says "identity=" after the equal sign and between the quotation marks put your school net id, usually first initial of first name and full last name, for example Joseph Schmoe would be jschmoe. Where it says "password=" after the equal sign and between the quotation marks use your password you use for school aka your single sign on password, aka the password you use for canvas etc. This should also work for eduroam I haven't tried it though, where it says "ssid=" after the equal sign and between the quotation marks replace USF-GOLD with eduroam, spell eduroam exactly as it shows up on the WIFI connection ie capital letters etc.You can add additional WIFI connections after the closing bracket "}".
When finished hit ctrl-X, then Y, then enter to save the updated wpa_supplicant.conf file
Step 5: RESTART PI
When done updating the wpa_supplicant.conf file
RESTART RASPBERRY PI
Step 6: ENJOY
After restarting your Raspberry Pi, you should see the greyed out USF-GOLD WIFI still greyed out but now with a check mark next to it.
Question 2 years ago on Step 6
Can I still connect to my home wifi even after changing the settings? I will be alternating from home-school wifi. Thanks.
Answer 2 years ago
It seems I can't though...
2 years ago on Step 2
Is there a video tutorial to better represent what u are mentioning? It would be clearer that way and i am currently using a headless raspberry pi, glad to know how it would work for that