how to use wpa_supplicant on wpa network with peap and credentialing

John H. mistamaila
Tue Jul 18 19:27:34 PDT 2006

hmm, i did as i thought i was told to do, but it caused an error in my
config file and not until i commented out the entry could i use
wpa_supplicant for other networks. here is what i had

#        ssid="schoolssid"
#        proto=WPA
#        key_mgmt=WPA-PSK
#        pairwise=TKIP
#        group=TKIP
#        scan_ssid=1
#        eap=PEAP
#       identity="username"
#       password="password"

On 7/17/06, Andrew Barr <andrew.james.barr at> wrote:
> On Monday 17 July 2006 17:00, John H. wrote:
> > sorry, certificates, that's the word they used.  would i need to do
> > anything for that?
> Well, for PEAP the usual setup is to validate the server certificate to
> prevent rogue APs and password stealing and the like. You don't HAVE to do
> it, and in the case of my university they don't provide a public key
> certificate so I can't (although I understand it might be possible to capture
> it out of the authentication stream). You can ignore the certificate (if it
> is just a server cert validation like I described above), or you can provide
> a certificate public key file (see the documentation for acceptable formats)
> to wpa_supplicant. There is an example configuration file distributed with
> wpa_supplicant that should have the exact parameter name in it.
> --
> Andrew Barr | | GPG: 0xAD9AE76A
> "Those who would trade liberty for security deserve neither." -- B. Franklin

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