Need desperate help - wireless 802.1X problem

Alper Yilmaz alperyilmaz
Thu Sep 27 05:55:41 PDT 2012

Not sure if this is the right mail-list but I was referred to this
mail-list to seek help.

I already asked for help in #linuxwireles chat room and Ubuntu Forums and
didn't get any help. I emailed linux-wireless at but it
was wrong mail list.

I copy pasted the question from forum post below,. he forum post
contains all necessary information (system info, logs, etc.)

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I need desperate help regarding my wireless connection problem. I
cannot connect to my university's wireless network which uses
WEP802.1X security.
When I switch to Windows Vista, I can connect to university wireless network.
But when I use Ubuntu, I cannot connect. Also, when I use Ubuntu, I
can connect to other wireless networks either non-password-protected
or WEP password protected networks. But I cannot connect to enterprise

The problem seems not related to Ubuntu per se, but one of the network
related packages (ie. wpa_supplicant, dhclient, etc).
I need help from an expert. I hope the right person reads this post
and helps me.

If you want me to perform debugging tests or tasks please let me know.

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One of HostAP members suggested using different dhclients, and I tried
udhcpc and dhcpcd with wicd. I didn't observe any changes and I'm not
sure if dhcp clients weren't run properly or they ran but failed to
obtain ip address.


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