[maemo-users] WPA difficulties

From: Peter Flynn peter at silmaril.ie
Date: Wed Oct 31 01:53:49 EET 2007
Kalle Valo wrote:
> "ext Peter Flynn" <peter at silmaril.ie> writes:
>> Pretty much everything is working on my N800, including all my WEP 
>> connections. WPA, however, is not.
>> The campus LAN uses a hidden SSID and requires my MAC address and 
>> provides a username and password. This works fine in WPA Enterprise 
>> using Network-Manager on my Ubuntu Gutsy laptop:
>> Network Name: (the SSID)
>> Key: Auto Default
>> Phase2: None
>> Identity: (username)
>> Password: (password)
>> Anon Ident: (username again)
>> Client Cert: none
>> CA Cert: none
>> Priv Key: none
>> Priv Key password: blank
>> In OS 2007, I am using:
>> Connection name: (I made one up)
>> Connection type: WLAN
>> SSID: (the SSID)
>> Network is hidden: checked
>> Mode: Infrastructure
>> Security: WPA with EAP
>> EAP Type: PEAP
>> Select cert: none
>> EAP method: MSCHAPv2
>> Usename: (username)
>> Password: (password)
>> Prompt for password: unchecked (ie No)
>> In Advanced/EAP:
>> Use manual username: checked
>> Manual username: (username)
>> Require client auth: checked
> I think you should try with client auth disabled, because you have
> disabled similar sounding setting (Client Cert) from Network Manager.

 From memory, I tired it, but the result was that it then doesn't prompt 
for any password, and a password is essential in this configuration. I 
was under the impression (obviously wrong) that "Require client auth" 
meant "use a password". I'll be on campus tomorrow so I'll try.

>> Is there a known problem with WPA authentication? Or am I doing 
>> something obviously wrong?
> I'm not aware of any big problems with WPA authentication. With EAP
> there's always a Radius server involved, so maybe this is a some kind
> of interoperability problem with the Radius server?

Possible, but I'd need to get the network guys to dig into the Radius 
server logs for me.

> If you have the time, I would appreciate if you could file a bug
> report to bugzilla. Try to include as much as information as possible.

No problem (what's the address of the maemo bugzilla?)


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