Connecting to a WP2 Enterprise network with PEAP

Are there any limitations to connecting to a WPA2 Enterprise network with PEAP authentication on linux?

Here at my university, on any major linux distro, I can only connect to the secure wifi 50% of the time and when I do successfully connect, it get booted off in a few minutes. At home I can connect to my WEP internet network easily.

Using Windows I can connect to my home WEP network and my uni:O:Oversity’s WPA2 Enterprise network easily.

Note: I work at the computing department here at my university, so I know that there is no anti-Linux mentaility which resticts access to Linux-based distros.)

Maybe the linux driver is the limitation ? Could You post here the output of this command ?

/sbin/lspci -nnk

Best regards,
Greg

00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780 Host Bridge [1022:9600]
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30f2]
00:01.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780 PCI to PCI bridge (int gfx) [1022:9602]
00:04.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780 PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 0) [1022:9604]
Kernel driver in use: pcieport
00:05.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780 PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 1) [1022:9605]
Kernel driver in use: pcieport
00:06.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780 PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 2) [1022:9606]
Kernel driver in use: pcieport
00:11.0 SATA controller [0106]: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 SATA Controller [AHCI mode] [1002:4391]
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30f2]
Kernel driver in use: ahci
00:12.0 USB Controller [0c03]: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 USB OHCI0 Controller [1002:4397]
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30f2]
Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd
00:12.1 USB Controller [0c03]: ATI Technologies Inc SB700 USB OHCI1 Controller [1002:4398]
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30f2]
Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd
00:12.2 USB Controller [0c03]: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 USB EHCI Controller [1002:4396]
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30f2]
Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
00:13.0 USB Controller [0c03]: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 USB OHCI0 Controller [1002:4397]
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30f2]
Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd
00:13.1 USB Controller [0c03]: ATI Technologies Inc SB700 USB OHCI1 Controller [1002:4398]
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30f2]
Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd
00:13.2 USB Controller [0c03]: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 USB EHCI Controller [1002:4396]
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30f2]
Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
00:14.0 SMBus [0c05]: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 SMBus Controller [1002:4385] (rev 3a)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30f2]
00:14.1 IDE interface [0101]: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 IDE Controller [1002:439c]
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30f2]
Kernel driver in use: pata_atiixp
00:14.2 Audio device [0403]: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA) [1002:4383]
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30f2]
Kernel driver in use: HDA Intel
00:14.3 ISA bridge [0601]: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 LPC host controller [1002:439d]
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30f2]
00:14.4 PCI bridge [0604]: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 PCI to PCI Bridge [1002:4384]
00:18.0 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 11h Processor HyperTransport Configuration [1022:1300] (rev 40)
00:18.1 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 11h Processor Address Map [1022:1301]
00:18.2 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 11h Processor DRAM Controller [1022:1302]
00:18.3 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 11h Processor Miscellaneous Control [1022:1303]
Kernel driver in use: k10temp
00:18.4 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 11h Processor Link Control [1022:1304]
01:05.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: ATI Technologies Inc RS780M/RS780MN [Radeon HD 3200 Graphics] [1002:9612]
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30f2]
Kernel driver in use: fglrx_pci
01:05.1 Audio device [0403]: ATI Technologies Inc RS780 Azalia controller [1002:960f]
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30f2]
Kernel driver in use: HDA Intel
08:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Atheros Communications Inc. AR928X Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) [168c:002a] (rev 01)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:1381]
Kernel driver in use: ath9k
09:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller [10ec:8136] (rev 02)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30f2]
Kernel driver in use: r8169

What do you think?

You will have to wait for advice from someone more knowledgeable than me to be sure but you chipset seems to fall in the same category as AR9280 / AR9280X according to this site :
HCL:Network (Wireless) - openSUSE
there are question marks whether wpa and wpa2 are supported. I’m not sure that this information is accurate or up to date but I think it might well be the case that that is your problem as well.

One more remark for the future please wrap the output of terminal commands in code tags to make it more readable for all :slight_smile: Here’s a tutorial on that :
Posting in Code Tags - A Guide

Best regards,
Greg

On 01/22/2011 04:06 PM, glistwan wrote:
>
> You will have to wait for advice from someone more knowledgeable than me
> to be sure but you chipset seems to fall in the same category as AR9280
> / AR9280X according to this site :
> ‘HCL:Network (Wireless) - openSUSE’
> (http://en.opensuse.org/HCL:Network_(Wireless))
> there are question marks whether wpa and wpa2 are supported. I’m not
> sure that this information is accurate or up to date but I think it
> might well be the case that that is your problem as well.
>
> One more remark for the future please wrap the output of terminal
> commands in code tags to make it more readable for all :slight_smile: Here’s a
> tutorial on that :
> ‘Posting in Code Tags - A Guide’ (http://tinyurl.com/27sswak)

ALL wireless devices that use mac80211 do support WPA/WPA2 despite what any wiki
might say. As your driver, ath9k, is one of them, it should work with WPA2
Enterprise.

Please be aware that ath9k is under heavy development and you might have more
success if you switch to a 2.6.37 kernel, or if you install the compat-wireless
package for your kernel.