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    how to connect to internet at my graduate school

    Hey everyone. I have ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I can connect to internet at home just fine. However at my school Authentication is required and I was unable to connect last time i tried. Is there any special procedure of how to connect to these kinds of networks?

    Here is what the school site says:

    network authentication: WPA2

    Data encryption AES

    Authentication type: Protected EAP (PEAP)

    PEAP Properties: secured password (EAP-MSCHAP v2)
    Enable fast reconnect: Checked.



    Any ideas?

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    Re: how to connect to internet at my graduate school

    Wired or wireless?
    Are the notes above YOUR settings or what the school says is required?

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    Re: how to connect to internet at my graduate school

    On windows 7 the connection process is automatic and no configuration is needed.

    On ubuntu 12.04 LTS even after i enter my username and password it will not connect. I did not alter any settings so far.

    What i wrote in my first post is what the school's guide is telling people to use who are still on windows XP. There is no guide for later versions b/c it works automatically.

    And its wireless of course.

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    Re: how to connect to internet at my graduate school

    What do the log files show? /var/log/*
    The IT group should have manual instructions available for others, but it is possible they only test with Win7/8 and don't worry about compatibility for other OSes.

    BTW, lots of businesses only support 1 VPN tool, so anyone using any other solution is SOL.

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    Re: how to connect to internet at my graduate school

    Hi,please read post #6 and #7 at this thread..
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2176854
    hopefully this helps.
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    Re: how to connect to internet at my graduate school

    Quote Originally Posted by Hadaka View Post
    Hi,please read post #6 and #7 at this thread..
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2176854
    hopefully this helps.
    thanks for trying to help! I tried this method but ca=cert is nowhere to be seen. Also, installing that .deb file only gave me errors and the system demanded I Uninstall it. Here is what the output showed... any ideas?

    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/706/rah7.png/

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    Re: how to connect to internet at my graduate school

    Quote Originally Posted by ThoseTimesAreGone View Post
    thanks for trying to help! I tried this method but ca=cert is nowhere to be seen. Also, installing that .deb file only gave me errors and the system demanded I Uninstall it. Here is what the output showed... any ideas?

    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/706/rah7.png/
    Actually the string to look for is "system-ca-certs=true", but I can see in the screenshot that even that does not exist (at least not in the key files that you checked in the screenshot). Please show us the outputs of -
    Code:
    lsb_release -d
    uname -mr
    lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 net
    nmcli con
    There will be no sensitive data in the above outputs, so please don't over-edit them (edit or obscure your user ID if you wish, although it is clearly visible in the screenshot ). Depending on these outputs, I may ask for more outputs specifically related to your school connection or overall system config.

    PS:
    And you shouldn't try installing any packages without understanding what they are for and whether they are required/suitable in your system or not.
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    Re: how to connect to internet at my graduate school

    Hi !

    Thanks for your help. it took a while to get the output you wanted b/c i wasnt in school for 4 days. The connection That doesnt work is the one i blotted out in white that has the "M" next to it.

    http://imageshack.us/f/21/hunz.png/

    the connection "lith-uan-ian cha-mps" is what i use at home and that is the one that works well. Both of the guest accounts work sometimes and they also belong to the school.

    What do you think?
    Last edited by ThoseTimesAreGone; October 10th, 2013 at 05:49 PM.

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    Re: how to connect to internet at my graduate school

    Could you please explain the reason for that much 'censorship'? Sorry but I'm not comfortable with that and I believe I may not be able to help with that much 'hiding' of data, even if I wish to.

    Most of us here, including me already take enough care to suggest the user to obscure or delete sensitive data if any is possible to show up in any output.

    For now, I was expecting to see the exact name of your connection so that I could suggest you the exact command to check your 'key-file' for the connection. But anyway, you may try this -
    Code:
    sudo cat /etc/NetworkManager/system-connections/<whatever is the name with "M" next to it>
    ..and see if the "system-ca-certs=true" line exists. If not, you may have configured it improperly.

    Note that the CA certificate can be "Ignored" for this type of connection, but is highly recommended. Since it is a school network, I doubt they don't have one. If they have, it may be what is preventing you from connecting to it. Usually, it is a file given to you by school authorities, which you add by clicking at the 'browse' button in front of "CA Certificate" field in the security settings of the connection, as shown in the screenshot below -



    If everything is fine on that part, then I would ask you to run a script (from the "Wireless Script" link in my signature) and post its output, but then it may be too much trouble for you cuz it would contain too much data to be censored (and may be useless for me 'After' the censorship).
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    Re: how to connect to internet at my graduate school

    Thanks for your help as always. I PMed you regarding the censorship. I will try to do my best to follow your steps and will post the output as soon as i can.

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