wpa_supplicant 2: Eduroam Networks
The previous guide on
wpa_supplicant walks through the steps necessary to connect to WPA-encrypted wireless networks. Eduroam connections require additional authentication information.
In the previous guide, we configured a single wireless network connection, and appended the information to the
etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf configuration file using
The file, with multiple configurations added for different wireless networks, might look something like this:
Note: It is also possible to provide passwords in plain text using a
psk="..." entry, instead of a WPA PSK that was generated by
Now, we need to provide the necessary euthentication information. We can do this by editing the configuration file manually.
Note: The exact configuration in this guide might not work for every institution, depending on how the network is implemented.
University websites usually provide information on the authentication methods and protocols used. PEAP or TTLS (or both) may be supported as an authentication framework. For the inner authentication (phase 2), you might need to use MSCHAPv2 or PAP depending on the network.
A separate guide for
wpa_supplicant might not be included, but the information should still be useful.
We add the following network configuration to the file:
The password is now in the configuration file. It is a good idea to make sure that the file can only be read by the root user.
We should now be able to connect to the Eduroam network after restarting the
wpa_supplicant service (The command to do so will be different on systems other than Void Linux).