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WIFI connection to a WPA2 Enterprise network
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mtremblay

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PostPosted: Thu 15 Jan 2015, 15:47    Post subject:  WIFI connection to a WPA2 Enterprise network
Subject description: Unable to connect to WIFI at our school board
 

Hello,

I work for a school board in Montreal and we have 30 Toshiba NB100 netbooks that we want to convert to Puppy Linux. The problem we are having is that we are unable to connect to our WIFI network. We have no problem connecting with other Linux distros such as Ubuntu, Manjaro or Elementary OS but we are unsuccessful with Puppy Linux.

The setting we use are security: WPA2 enterprise,
authentication: PEAP, inner authentication: MSCHAPv2, CA certificate: none, PEAP version: automatic.

How can i configure these setting in Puppy Linux?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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ardvark


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PostPosted: Thu 15 Jan 2015, 15:55    Post subject:  

Hi...

Welcome to the forum Smile

Could you open a terminal and post the results of...

Code:
lspci -nnk | grep -i net -A2


Installing "sakura" from the Puppy package Manager might make this process easier, if possible. Also, which Puppy version are you trying to use?

Thanks!

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rcrsn51


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PostPosted: Thu 15 Jan 2015, 19:09    Post subject:  

There are two issues here.

1.What Puppy version are you using? Does it have the drivers required by the Toshiba NB100 WiFi device? A recent version like Tahrpup probably does. So run the command posted above by ardvark and report back. As a test, try connecting to a public WiFi hotspot.

2. Does your WiFi connection manager support an enterprise network? What connection manager are you using? Puppy has several.

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PostPosted: Thu 15 Jan 2015, 20:45    Post subject:  

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The problem we are having is that we are unable to connect to our WIFI network.

This is like telling an auto mechanic, "my car does not run" and he can not be at the car, in person, to try it.

Give us some details on what you have tried.

Try this:
Illustrated Guide to setting up a wireless network connection.
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=65346
Follow this guide.
If you get to a step that does not work.
What step?
What do you see?

You could just be doing something wrong.

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mtremblay

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PostPosted: Fri 16 Jan 2015, 10:55    Post subject: WIFI connection to a WPA2 Enterprise network  

Thank you for all the responses!

Here is the information I got from the terminal:

I am able to see my WIFI network and others nearby and was able to conect to my home network. So Obviously I don't think its a driver issue.

I am running precise Puppy 5,7. I have tried all three Network wizards and I simply can't figure out how to put in the configuration for WPA2 enterprise. There doesn't seem to be any fields for the info I need to input.

# lspci -nnk | grep -i net -A2
01:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller [10ec:8136] (rev 02)
Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device [1179:ff1e]
Kernel driver in use: r8169
02:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Atheros Communications Inc. AR242x / AR542x Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) [168c:001c] (rev 01)
Subsystem: Askey Computer Corp. WLL3141 (Toshiba PA3613U-1MPC) 802.11bg Wireless Mini PCIe Card [144f:7128]
Kernel driver in use: ath5k
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PostPosted: Fri 16 Jan 2015, 11:00    Post subject: Re: WIFI connection to a WPA2 Enterprise network  

mtremblay wrote:
I am running precise Puppy 5,7. I have tried all three Network wizards and I simply can't figure out how to put in the configuration for WPA2 enterprise. There doesn't seem to be any fields for the info I need to input.

Look at the alternate connection manager here. It has been confirmed to work with enterprise networks and has detailed instructions.
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mtremblay

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PostPosted: Fri 16 Jan 2015, 12:22    Post subject:  

I looked for PEasyWIFI and did not find it in the folder they had mentioned. Is it possible to install it through the terminal?
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PostPosted: Fri 16 Jan 2015, 12:28    Post subject:  

mtremblay wrote:
I looked for PEasyWIFI and did not find it in the folder they had mentioned. Is it possible to install it through the terminal?


No, just click --->here<--- to download it. Once you do, it should be located in the "Downloads" folder. Jut go there and click to install it. Smile

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mtremblay

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PostPosted: Fri 16 Jan 2015, 13:29    Post subject:  

Thank you for the info,

I was able to download and install PeasyWifi but this application seems to offer the same type of configuration options as frisbee etc..

There's no way to configure the WIFI for WPA2 enterprise. Where can I enter the user credentials (username and password) Select PEAP, Mschapv2 for inner authentication.

I created a profile and tried to connect but should it not prompt for user credentials and security?

All other Linux distros I have tried have very straight forward WIFI connection unfortunately they don't work very well on these netbooks that have very little processing power and memory.
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rcrsn51


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PostPosted: Fri 16 Jan 2015, 13:48    Post subject:  

mtremblay wrote:
There's no way to configure the WIFI for WPA2 enterprise. Where can I enter the user credentials (username and password) Select PEAP, Mschapv2 for inner authentication.

Open the Profile tab and click Check. Do you see the PEAP profile you created?

Puppy is meant to be a single-user OS. You would fill in the "my_identity" and "my_password" fields and set up the other PEAP details. The password can be encrypted.

Have you tried this with a specific user?
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mtremblay

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PostPosted: Fri 16 Jan 2015, 15:56    Post subject:  

Success!!!

I modified the config file as you suggested and it worked like a charm.

Thank you so much for the help. These students are going to be so happy!
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PostPosted: Fri 16 Jan 2015, 16:04    Post subject:  

mtremblay wrote:
Thank you so much for the help. These students are going to be so happy!


Hi...

Cool, glad you got it working! Smile

If you would, please mark this thread as "SOLVED" by editing the subject line of your initial post.

Thanks!
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PostPosted: Fri 16 Jan 2015, 16:06    Post subject:  

Excellent.

As an aid to other users, could you please post an example of your PEAP profile?

Have you done anything to secure the user password? There are two choices.

1. Use the encryption-PIN procedure.

2. In the profile, change the password field from "my_password" to "always-ask" (with a hyphen).
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