Issues Connecting to University WPA2 Enterprise Network

Asked by Daniel on 2017-04-21

I know this question had been submitted before but they were submitted so long ago and I could not find a fix.

I am running Ubuntu 17.04 with the gnome desktop and gnome network manager. I can connect just fine to my WPA2 network at home, as well as any other network that uses WEP, WPA, or WPA2. I can't connect to WPA2 Enterprise networks however.

I know for a fact when I connect on a Windows computer, Android phone, or IOS phone, after supplying my correct credentials it will ask if I would like to accept the networks certificate. If you look at the request information on an iPhone, it will explain how the certificate is not trusted, which leads me to believe that the chain of trust is broken? I have tried getting the CA for the certificate the network issues, but I can't be certain I did get the right one. When looking at the certificate it issues on another machine you can see that the issuer claimed is DigiCert which should by default be in the trusted CA's of the system.

Several other people on campus that use Arch linux have no issues connecting with netctl (their network manager) using the following config details (hyphens added for readability)

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Description='NAME OF CONNECTION'
Interface=wlp3s0
Connection=wireless
Security=wpa-configsection
IP=dhcp
IP6=stateless
WPAConfigSection=(
 'ssid="Student"'
 'key_mgmt=WPA-EAP'
 'eap=PEAP'
 'identity="insert your email here"'
 'password="insert your password here"'
 'phase2="auth=MSCHAPV2"'
)
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When I setup my connection info I use the same configuration option, with proper credentials. After a few minutes of waiting it kicks back saying the username and password were incorrect (I know they're not, I select the "don't hide password while typing" option to make sure) and it can't connect.

I have rooted through the internet and have seen many proposed fixes, all of which I was unable to get working.

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