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Old 11-12-2018, 10:56 AM   #1
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Passwords or Encryption keys are required to access the Wifi-Network after manual ip change


Howdy,

I am attempting to connect to my Uni's Wifi network which I have previously had no issues doing. My university provided this image. It is worth to note that I am running parrot linux (a debian based distro) but connectivity using this method has worked fine in the past. My issue is, when I attempt to connect to the network, using my given credentials, even after password resets, I am greeted by the message "Passwords or Encryption keys are required to access the Wifi-Network" which I assume is the equalivalent of "Incorrect credentials". However, when I attempt to log in on my phone, again using the same credentials, it works fine and I am unrestricted. (Galaxy S8)

My thoughts on this concern so far:
  • Using Wifi-Share works so either my phone masks my mac address, potentially bypassing a blocked device, or mac isnt the issue
  • Anon-Surf, which has a built in mac changer, does nothing in the way of mitigating the problem, making me assume it is not mac address related.
  • I recently reset my internal ip for my computer on my home network in order to access a PS4 communication server type thing
  • Changing my IP address on my home network could have messed something up? I'm a networking noob
I only assume mac address as sometimes I will play online CTFs and will accidentally input vectors that might get my usage limited by my universities network, of which I assume is to prevent attacks from their IP range.

After getting done with the PS4 communication server, which was locally hosted, I tried resetting my IP back to it's original value and even flushing the networking service to no avail.

Also worth nothing any other network that requires just a plain password has no issue connecting.

Final notes: If this does not belong in this thread I will gladly delete / move it. I quickly skimmed this article and they seemed to have a similar problem, posting in the same section. I realize this is most likely going to be network specific as my phone works, but I wanted to explore every possible avenue prior to making a fool of myself in front of the IT department.

Thank you all for your time!
 
Old 11-12-2018, 12:22 PM   #2
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My 2 cents? This is a question for the university support desk.
Don't worry about looking a fool. To a support desk, everyone is a fool
 
Old 11-12-2018, 06:06 PM   #3
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My 2 cents? This is a question for the university support desk.
Don't worry about looking a fool. To a support desk, everyone is a fool
I assumed this was the answer but wanted to make sure it weren't a somewhat simple fix first :P I appreciate the help, I will check with them!
 
Old 11-13-2018, 01:45 AM   #4
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simplest troubleshooting:
have you tried booting your laptop (i presume) with another more vanilla linux distro?
and, obvious question: what happened between now and then?
 
Old 11-15-2018, 02:10 PM   #5
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simplest troubleshooting:
have you tried booting your laptop (i presume) with another more vanilla linux distro?
and, obvious question: what happened between now and then?
Sorry for the late response, but no I have not tried the different distro. I assumed I messed up a certain networking feature that had to do with an internal network IP while at home, as before that I was having no issues connecting to my universities wifi.
 
  


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