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Old 09-01-2008, 10:52 AM   #1
ddonnie
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problems with the network manager


Hi!

I started using ubuntu and i love it... but I've got some problems with 802.1x authentication. You know that with wired network, the user needs to authenticate himself, for example with username and password.

Until the last week i was using Microsoft Windows XP, and it needed only to plug the ethernet cable into the laptop to get a popup that allows the user to insert username and password.

Opening the network manager on ubuntu, i get the option "Connect to 802.1 protected wired network" but the popup that appears asks to me the following parameters, which value i ignore...

Network Name
EAP Method
Phase 2 Type
Identity
Password
Anonymous Identity
Client Certificate File
CA Certificate File
Private Key File
Private Key Password

How can i sove this problem??

cheers
 
Old 09-02-2008, 04:49 AM   #2
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What do you mean you need a user name and password for a wired network?
Do you have a DSL modem that asks for a username and password before it can connect to the internet?
 
Old 09-02-2008, 04:58 AM   #3
ddonnie
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It's the network (wired) of the university and it is protected with the 802.1x protocol.
If i use windows i need only to digit my username and password.
Under Ubuntu i need these parameters:

Network Name
EAP Method
Phase 2 Type
Identity
Password
Anonymous Identity
Client Certificate File
CA Certificate File
Private Key File
Private Key Password

 
Old 09-03-2008, 06:59 AM   #4
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Hmmm .. without a GUI, I'd have these sort of entries in /etc/network/interfaces:

auto wlan0
iface wlan0 inet dhcp
wpa-driver wext
wpa-ssid "My strAnge EssID"
wpa-eap PEAP
wpa-key-mgmt none
wpa-phase2 "auth=MSCHAPV2"
wpa-identity justme
wpa-password "My password is in the clear for everyone to read"

From your description, certificates are not being used (otherwise WinDuhs wouldn't just work).
So, I'd suggest only filling in the following from your list (note the uncertain bits in EAP Method and Phase 2 Type):

Network Name (essid)
EAP Method (PEAP)
Phase 2 Type (auth=MSCHAPV2)
Identity (user name)
Password

See if that works. There are quite a few possible variations which don't involve certificates and it's really impossible to guess unless you can tell us more about what's required in the setup on WinDuhs.
 
  


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