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Old 09-21-2009, 08:39 PM   #1
ralph_linux
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kubuntu 9.04 wireless credencials issue


hey there,

my scholl use wpa enterprise wireless band, we use also a certificate to log in and so on, i've done all the configuration as the school manual says in order to conect, pressed OK button.

try to conect the network and nothing happened (couldn't ping any site).

i checked and the credentials on "manage conections" were there as it is supose to, but the system still poping up asking for the password/credentials, and i put it again, and the system pop me up again ... and so on. it cant log in.


at home i now i can log in because i've changed my router to mac filtering, but when i was useing any wep or wpa password on my router it didnt save them too.

but this one i can change, the one at school i cant, i really need to use those credentials/pass, words but it looks like that the system do not identify any type of password that i insert cause he still poping up.

can u help?
thks 4 your time
 
Old 10-01-2009, 07:02 AM   #2
Nutster
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Registered: Jun 2009
Location: Greater Toronto Area, Canada
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What you should do is look at that manual that the school gave you. What does it say to do if you have problems? Should you contact your teacher, or is there a resource person who can help you? Did you forget a step? You may need to get a new certificate generated for you. So read the manual again.

Keep in mind that MAC filtering is not secure. It is pretty straight-forward for someone to sniff your MAC address and spoof it to their own packets. WPA is reasonably secure, but given time and resources, it too can be broken. Wired is more secure, but may not be practical in your situation.

I am using a WPA-enabled laptop right now, and I feel reasonably secure, especially as there are a couple of people in my area who are leaving the security on their wireless routers turned off. The people who are looking for a free connection will use one of those access points instead of bothering with mine. So much easier.
 
  


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