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#26 2013-11-11 12:31:09

3of5
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Registered: 2012-10-05
Posts: 17

Re: [SOLVED] CrunchBang refuses to connect to my university's network.

My campus has eduroam also.

iMBeCil wrote:
@OP: to my surprise, I have found an old config of my connection:
ctrl_interface=/var/run/wpa_supplicant

network={
      ssid="eduroam"
      proto=WPA2 WPA
      key_mgmt=WPA-EAP
      pairwise=CCMP TKIP
      group=CCMP TKIP
      ca_cert="<your-certificate-file (full path)>"
      identity="<your-identity (i.e. login)>"
      eap=TTLS
    password="<your-password>"
    phase2="auth=PAP"
     }
See if this can help ...

eduroam on my campus needs the connection to have PEAP as phase 1 authentication and GTC as phase 2.
I used a modified version of wicd on manjaro linux which had support for eduroam as the standard eduroam package did not.

This link explains how to change the settings in network manager, but in the phase 2 box its showing MSCHAPv2 instead of GTC, you should try both and see which one works with the network at your school.
http://verahill.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/ … twork.html

Last edited by 3of5 (2013-11-11 12:53:25)

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#27 2013-11-11 14:41:32

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Re: [SOLVED] CrunchBang refuses to connect to my university's network.

^Very good! Thanks.


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#28 2013-11-11 20:26:43

penny dreadful
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Registered: 2013-11-08
Posts: 13

Re: [SOLVED] CrunchBang refuses to connect to my university's network.

machinebacon wrote:
iMBeCil wrote:

@OP: to my surprise, I have found an old config of my connection:

ctrl_interface=/var/run/wpa_supplicant 

network={ 
      ssid="eduroam"
      proto=WPA2 WPA
      key_mgmt=WPA-EAP
      pairwise=CCMP TKIP
      group=CCMP TKIP
      ca_cert="<your-certificate-file (full path)>"
      identity="<your-identity (i.e. login)>"
      eap=TTLS
    password="<your-password>"
    phase2="auth=PAP"
     }

See if this can help ...

Quoting this because to me it seems like one essential part of the configuration and probably it was not noticed by OP wink

I did miss that, oops :s
exactly how do I administer that? do I edit a file somewhere? I don't see an option for adding your own network in Wicd.

benginm wrote:

That ^ , and it's true some university prompt to install a Network Authentication Control (NAC) application .

if you're talking about what I think you're talking about, I had to download a thing called Bradford Persistant Agent on Windows in order to connect. Ubuntu didn't require that, so I did not think it was so important.

also, I'm still waiting on a response from IT. so. there's that.

and thank you everyone for being patient with me for this long. I imagine it's frustrating, because I know absolutely jack about networking and things. I really appreciate it.

3of5 wrote:

My campus has eduroam also.

iMBeCil wrote:
@OP: to my surprise, I have found an old config of my connection:
ctrl_interface=/var/run/wpa_supplicant

network={
      ssid="eduroam"
      proto=WPA2 WPA
      key_mgmt=WPA-EAP
      pairwise=CCMP TKIP
      group=CCMP TKIP
      ca_cert="<your-certificate-file (full path)>"
      identity="<your-identity (i.e. login)>"
      eap=TTLS
    password="<your-password>"
    phase2="auth=PAP"
     }
See if this can help ...

eduroam on my campus needs the connection to have PEAP as phase 1 authentication and GTC as phase 2.
I used a modified version of wicd on manjaro linux which had support for eduroam as the standard eduroam package did not.

This link explains how to change the settings in network manager, but in the phase 2 box its showing MSCHAPv2 instead of GTC, you should try both and see which one works with the network at your school.
http://verahill.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/ … twork.html

Edit, just saw your post:

the GTC thing worked! I switched to the PEAP-GTC authentication, and it connected. only thing that concerns me is that Wicd stays on the done connecting loading bar, and the little notification thing shows not connected forever. like this. is there any remedy to that? I tried replacing it with network-manager, but network-manager just refused to connect, so Wicd it is.
in any case, thanks so much!

Last edited by penny dreadful (2013-11-11 21:34:20)

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#29 2013-11-11 22:03:26

iMBeCil
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From: Edrychwch o'ch cwmpas
Registered: 2012-03-22
Posts: 1,019
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Re: [SOLVED] CrunchBang refuses to connect to my university's network.

Excellent, glad you solved problem. This topic will certainly help others (as well to help to me to connect to Eduroam next time) ...

Could you please edit title of topic and add [Solved]?


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#30 2013-11-12 02:17:06

penny dreadful
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Registered: 2013-11-08
Posts: 13

Re: [SOLVED] CrunchBang refuses to connect to my university's network.

sure, no problem. it's funny, because I looked it up, and my school doesn't actually use Eduroam.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ed … ted_States
thanks you guys!

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#31 2013-11-12 05:03:22

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Re: [SOLVED] CrunchBang refuses to connect to my university's network.

A very very wild guess: probably wicd-gtk cannot read that a connection is already established because it is started as normal user, so it regards the device as busy/not connectable. Put on sunshades and ignore it like a boss big_smile


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#32 2013-11-12 10:33:03

iMBeCil
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From: Edrychwch o'ch cwmpas
Registered: 2012-03-22
Posts: 1,019
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Re: [SOLVED] CrunchBang refuses to connect to my university's network.

penny dreadful wrote:

it's funny, because I looked it up, and my school doesn't actually use Eduroam.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ed … ted_States

Actually, Eduroam is just a fancy name for a system with 'distributed authentication', used on many educational places. It is simply bunch of 'handshake protocols' (I am not sure I am using 100% correct terminology), same or similar as your school is using.

Both Eduroam and Rovernet are using set of predefined protocols (MSCHAP, PAP ... whatnot) to authenticate users. They just, sort of, 'packed' this into the working system. Eduroam is earth-wide (for students and academic stuff), and Rovernet is your-school-wide.

And I repeat: it has nothing to do with the drivers for the WiFi card.


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