Wireless@SGx for Fedora and Linux users


Eight years ago, I wrote about the use of Wireless@SGx being less than optimal.

I must acknowledge that there has been efforts to improve the access (and speeds) to the extent that earlier this week, I was able to use a wireless@sgx hotspot to be on two conference calls using bluejeans.com and zoom.info. It worked very well that for the two hours I was on, there was hardly an issue.

I tweeted about this and kudos must be sent to those who have laboured to make this work well.

The one thing I would want the Wireless@SG people to do is to provide a full(er) set of instructions for access including Linux environments (Android is Linux after all).

I am including a part of my 2010 post here for the configuration aspects (on a Fedora desktop):

The information is trivial. This is all you need to do:

	- Network SSID: Wireless@SGx
	- Security: WPA Enterprise
	- EAP Type: PEAP
	- Sub Type: PEAPv0/MSCHAPv2

and then put in your Wireless@SG username@domain and password. I could not remember my iCell id (I have not used it for a long time) so I created a new one – sgatwireless@icellwireless.net. They needed me to provide my cellphone number to SMS the password. Why do they not provide a web site to retrieve the password?

Now from the info above, you can set this up on a Fedora machine (would be the same for Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Ubuntu, SuSE etc) as well as any other modern operating system.

I had to recreate a new ID (it appears that iCell is no longer a provider) and apart from that, everything else is the same.

Thank you for using our tax dollars well, IMDA.

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18 Comments

      1. I checked with Singtel and M1, they don’t provide username and password (at least not anymore). I’m quite curious how you are able to generate this. So at the current moment, I’m just connected to the manual wireless@sg with mobile and OTP.

        You mentioned sign up? Is that like signing up for a new line to get this username and password?

  1. Now I am confused. I don’t recall when or how I got the username/password. It could have been what I already had. Aren’t there other providers? I am actually NOT using their app because I log in from my Fedora/RHEL machines as well, which does mean that I need a username/passwd.

  2. I don’t know about you, but I am having issues with Mozilla Firefox not being able to accept the ‘insecure’ certificate being issued by the captive portal, such that I am not able to proceed to add the exception and thus not being authenticated and therefore granted Internet connectivity. How did you get Mozilla Firefox to accept the certifcate? Unless, using a different browser works?

    1. Fadhil – You might want to flag that as an issue to IMDA/Wireless@SG because there should not be an insecure certificate. But before that, do check that you are not connecting via some MITM AP.

  3. Hi, I’m not too familiar with Linux, but in Mint 19, it asks for a certificate when creating the network connection.

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