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Old 03-04-2007, 02:28 PM   #1
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802.11g wpa working at home - would like to get wep with 802.1x working at school


I have Suse 10.2 on my Dell laptop working with my home wireless network using knetworkmanager and an ndiswrapper.
My school has wep authentication with 802.1x (In windows it works by selecting "the key is provided for me automatically", enabling 802.1x, choosing protected EAP - (PEAP), making sure "validate server certificate is NOT checked, and choosing secured password (EAP-MSCHAPv2) for the authentication method. Windows then prompts for my username and password when trying to connect wirelessly.)
The SSID actually is "seen" by knetworkmanager, but...
I don't get an 802.1x option in knetworkmanager when trying to connect to the school's wireless network.
Assuming I have wpasupplicant installed (by default in Suse 10.2), is there something I can do to get the connection to the school wifi network to work?
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Kurt
 
Old 03-04-2007, 07:10 PM   #2
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I have the same problem. I haven't figured out how to get online at school using knetworkmanager, but I can do it via the command line:

[root@tatooine ~]# /sbin/iwconfig eth1 essid UCF
[root@tatooine ~]# /sbin/dhclient eth1

(where "UCF" is the name of my school's wireless network.


If you find yourself getting kicked offline repeatedly, kill NetworkManager/knetworkmanager until you get home.

If anyone knows how to make this work using knetworkmanager, I would love to hear about it. I'm always showing off my linux laptop, and it kinda takes the uumph out of it when I have to use the command line to get online.
 
Old 05-17-2007, 10:18 AM   #3
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That doesn't seem to work for me. There has to be some way to put in your username and password.
Regards,
Kurt
 
Old 05-21-2007, 10:49 AM   #4
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It justs works for me now ... no more having to use the command line to get online at school, using KNetworkManager 0.1 and NetworkManager-0.6.4-5.fc6.

Sounds like your school uses a different authentication process than mine (I register my MAC address with the school), but with knetworkmanager now, if a password/etc is required, it pops up a window asking what type of password (WEP, WEP ASCII, WEP Hex, WPA Personal, WPA Enterprise), options for Open System vs. Shared Key, etc. depending on the type of authentication. If it's not bringing up the window automatically, try right clicking on the icon in your taskbar and selecting Connect to Other Wireless Network....

Hope that's at least somewhat helpful. It originally sounded like we were having the same problem, but looks like our school use different authentication methods, so I can't test any potential solution.

Cheers.
 
  


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