Connecting Raspberry Pi 3 with UAlaska

Alexander Eckert

Alexander Eckert / October 17, 2017

2 min read

With the release of the Super Nintendo Classic Edition I decided to revive my Raspberry Pi 3 running Retropie so that I can enjoy the SNES games without spending more money. I needed to connect my RPi3 to the internet to install a different UI design and scrape game art. I started by following Ryker Dial's instructions on how to get my RPi3 connected to eduroam at UAF. Unfortunately, it did not work, and I had to look for another solution.

Since a few weeks, UAF offers an improved version of the UAlaska network. The process to set up a new connection was improved. With the new version, all you have to do is type in your username and password. After digging around the internet, I decided to give it a try. After digging around the internet, I decided to give it a try. If it worked, it would also minimize the work in the future, as it is unnecessary to download the needed root and user certificates.

Here is how to set up a connection with UAlaska on a RPi3. I tested it with Retropie, but it should also work with Raspbian. Open the terminal (F8 in Retropie) and type the following:

sudo nano /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf

Now add a new section:


After this, you should be able to select UAlaska as your network and connect to the internet.