Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > SUSE / openSUSE
User Name
SUSE / openSUSE This Forum is for the discussion of Suse Linux.


  Search this Thread
Old 03-26-2008, 07:21 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Mar 2008
Posts: 2

Rep: Reputation: 0
Failed to connect to the secure network using wpa_supplicant

I am connected to the secure network that runs on university campus and provides access to internet. The server is Windows 2003 Enterprise Server. Connecting through Network manager does not seem to accomplish anything, but I don't know how to check its logs to see what is wrong exactly.

One of the classmates used Ubuntu and wpa_supplicant with a and wpa_supplicant.wired.conf files as means to do it.
Here is a guide he used:

It worked for him, but I got only some error messages while running
Initializing interface 'eth0' conf '/etc/wpa_supplicant.wired.conf' driver 'wire
d' ctrl_interface 'N/A'
Configuration file '/etc/wpa_supplicant.wired.conf' -> '/etc/wpa_supplicant.wire
Reading configuration file '/etc/wpa_supplicant.wired.conf'
ctrl_interface_group=0 (from group name 'root')
Priority group 0
id=0 ssid=''
Initializing interface (2) 'eth0'
EAP: EAP entering state DISABLED
EAPOL: External notification - portEnabled=0
EAPOL: External notification - portValid=0
wpa_driver_wired_init: Added multicast membership with packet socket
Own MAC address: 00:0f:b0:73:ef:84
Setting scan request: 0 sec 100000 usec
Added interface eth0
Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Client V3.0.5
Copyright 2004-2006 Internet Systems Consortium.
All rights reserved.
For info, please visit [

Listening on LPF/eth1/00:90:4b:f3:b3:54
Sending on LPF/eth1/00:90:4b:f3:b3:54
Listening on LPF/eth0/00:0f:b0:73:ef:84
Sending on LPF/eth0/00:0f:b0:73:ef:84
Sending on Socket/fallback
receive_packet failed on eth1: Network is down
DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to port 67 interval 3
DHCPDISCOVER on eth1 to port 67 interval 2
send_packet: Network is down
DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to port 67 interval 7
DHCPDISCOVER on eth1 to port 67 interval 3
send_packet: Network is down
DHCPDISCOVER on eth1 to port 67 interval 5
send_packet: Network is down
I can only open internet from a computer lab now, so there is much incentive to quickly resolve a problem. If you can at least point me to the right direction, that would be great.
I am a Windows advanced user and Newcomer to Linux openSuse 10.2

Last edited by Kirinor; 03-26-2008 at 07:22 PM.
Old 03-27-2008, 06:58 AM   #2
LQ Newbie
Registered: Mar 2008
Posts: 2

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
More information

The server uses Protected EAP authentication (IEEE 802.1x).


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Failed to connect to wpa_supplicant - wpa_ctrl_open: No such file or directory Lufbery Slackware 13 01-14-2008 03:56 PM
How to connect to secure wireless network? pegazuz Puppy 5 02-23-2007 08:52 PM
Unable to connect to TKIP encrypted network using BCM43xx & wpa_supplicant SlackwareInAZ Slackware 1 09-07-2006 07:22 AM
FC4 + madwifi + wpa_supplicant. Authenticates, but cannot connect to network jspam Linux - Wireless Networking 0 11-05-2005 03:21 AM
cannot connect to secure wireless network with Fedora 3 raindogs Linux - Wireless Networking 5 09-15-2005 10:30 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > SUSE / openSUSE

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:47 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration