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Wireless Networking on TUE

The TU/e (Eindhoven University of Technology) uses EAP-TLS and MSCHAPV2 as authentication protocols. This page will tell you how to connect to the TU/e wireless network with a registered account and MAC_address. It will not tell you how to configure your wireless antenna on GNU/Linux systems.

Install wpa_supplicant

You'll need wpa_supplicant to have decent WPA support, so emerge it:

Code: emerge wpa_supplicant
# emerge -va wpa_supplicant

If you use madwifi as a driver don't forget to set USE="madwifi" before emerging.

Setup wpa_supplicant

Open /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf in your favourite editor (which is ofcourse vim) and put the following in it:

Code: /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf
# wpa supplicant config

        eap=TLS PEAP

Ofcourse you should change the identity and password values according to the identity and password of your NT account. Now you should be able to connect by issuing the command:

Code: Connecting with the network
# wpa_supplicant -Ddriver -iinterface -c/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf

And once again, change the driver and interface according to your specific system. In my case it's madwifi and ath0.

dhcpcd -h sxxxxxx ath0

If this fixes everything, you may want to modify your /etc/conf.d/net or /etc/conf.d/wireless

Code: /etc/conf.d/net
dhcpcd_ath0="-h sxxxxxx"
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