EAP-FAST authentication on a university campus

Stephen posting
Fri Apr 15 12:04:59 PDT 2011

On 15.04.2011 19:58, Dan Williams wrote:
> On Fri, 2011-04-15 at 19:02 +0200, Stephen wrote:
>> On 15.04.2011 17:09, Jouni Malinen wrote:

>>> wpa_supplicant asks the driver to associate with the AP, but the driver
>>> does not seem to be able to do that. Which driver are you using?
>> I use the wireless extensions; the command line looks like this:
>>> wpa_supplicant -i eth2 -c /var/lib/wicd/configurations/00263e072100 -D wext -d
>> It's odd that it can't associate. The IT department runs a parallel
>> wireless network, with which I have been able to associate -- although
>> that network is unencrypted and unauthenticated. We did everything
>> through a VPN before.
>> Should I be using a specific driver?
>> The adapter is an Intel 2915:
>>> 02:02.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 2915ABG [Calexico2] Network Connection (rev 05)
>>>         Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device 1012
>>>         Kernel driver in use: ipw2200
>>>         Kernel modules: ipw2200
> Just a note that 2915 only supports WEXT and isn't maintained anymore;
> but you could try enabling debug information from the driver.  You can
> either user a modprobe file (/etc/modprobe.d/ or /etc/modprobe.conf into
> which you put "options ipw2200 debug=0x4014FC6F") to get this on startup
> or you can:
> rmmod ipw2200
> modprobe ipw2200 debug=0x4014FC6F

Is the driver really the problem, or could this simply be a
configuration issue?

I will have to try this when I am next on campus, which won't be until
Monday :(


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