[Durham] Question about WPA Enterprise networking

david+lists+durhamlog at asguard.org.uk david+lists+durhamlog at asguard.org.uk
Fri Jun 19 13:40:25 UTC 2015

In Debian you can set this stuff up in /etc/network/interfaces

Something like

auth wlan0
iface wlan0 inet dhc
	wpa-ssid network-name
	wpa-identity user-name

you will probably need one account per machine as usually radius would be 
configured to only allow one connection per user.

you may need to specify the wpa-key-mgmt optoin to match your network.

You can read the docs for this by running
zless /usr/share/doc/wpasupplicant/README.Debian.gz

Please let us know what you end up using.

HTH David.

On Friday 19 Jun 2015 14:20:15 Barry Titterton wrote:
> Hi All,
> I would like to ask a question, on behalf of a Lubuntu user, about
> getting linux machines to work on a WPA Enterprise network. The user,
> called Marc, is from Canada. He has persuaded his local school to try
> Lubuntu on some old XP machines rather than throw them away. The
> machines connect to the school's network via WPA Enterprise wi-fi, and
> are general class room machines so they can be used by any student. Can
> someone explain, in simple terms, how he would configure Lubuntu to
> authenticate the machines themselves on the network rather than per user?
> Marc has posted a number of questions on the Lubuntu mailing list but
> without getting a definitive answer.
> The rest of the school runs on Windows, as you would expect. The
> school's IT manager is a Windows only person who knows nothing about
> linux. In fact the IT manager is hostile to linux machines on his system
> and views them as a security risk.
> Cheers,
> Barry T
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