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Having trouble connecting to an enterprise network on Linux?
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Asked by jgtheodore on Mar 7 2016, 4:15 PM.
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Being new to the company, as well as Linux, I found that the initial configuration process was definitely different from what I was accustomed to. I've primarily been a Windows user up until now, so Linux veterans may not have found this problem to hard to get around in the first place. I found that when i tried to connect to the internet at home I was fine and that when i tried to connect at school via wired connection there were no problems. However, since my school, Gonzaga University, runs an Enterprise network that requires user-specific logons, it was a little bit more troublesome to get the point where the network would ask for or accept my credentials. Through some fiddling around I found that the solution was actually not all that complicated.

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Simply make sure your Wi-fi Security settings are as follows:

Security: WPA & WPA2 Enterprise
Authentication: Protected EAP (PEAP)
Anonymous identity: [blank]
*CA certificate: (none)
*this was the part that I was unsure on at first, simply check "No CA certificate is required"
PEAP version: Automatic
Inner Authentication: MSCHAPv2

You should be prompted for your personal username and password below and this should allow you access.
This works for me at both Gonzaga and Whitworth University. Some institutions may differ however, so if this is the case it would be best to contact your System Administrator. Hope this is helpful for any other employees who find themselves needing to use Wi-Fi and Linux at a location with an Enterprise system, or who are just trying to get used to a new operating system.

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