Ubuntu 8.10 configuring wireless with PEAP

Asked by Amrith Kumar

I have been trying to get a laptop with freshly installed Ubuntu 8.10 to connect onto a wireless network that uses PEAP.

Some background first.

- Wireless is working on the laptop, I type this on my home network that uses 802.1x passphrase so the issue is not with basic wireless configuration.

- The configuration in question (at work) works fine on this laptop with Windows. There, the configuration includes choosing the PEAP method and authentication with my network (Windows AD) credentials.

When I search for the network, it does show up and when I click on it, the wireless security application automatically picks

Security: WPA & WPA2 Enterprise
Authentication: PEAP
Inner Authentication: MSCHAPv2

I have no idea what to fill in for

Anonymous Identity
CA Certificate
PEAP Version

I enter my User Name and Password and the thing spins and says it is trying to join the network. After some time, it pops up the same box again and asks me to fill stuff in.

On Windows, the configuration requires no certificate and all I have to do is choose PEAP and provide my username and password. Some Mac users have connected to the same network and said they used "802.1x+RADIUS", whatever that is.

Any help would be much appreciated.


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Andy Pomfret (cooperised) said :


There's a documented bug in Ubuntu 8.10 that prevents PEAP authentication from working properly. Depending on the network you're connecting to, you could try Tunneled TLS instead (this works on the eduroam network for example). There's also a workaround for the PEAP issue at http://www.irishsilicon.com/2008/11/peap-wifi-ubuntu-810-intrrepid.html.

Hope this helps.

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