I am trying to connect a raspberry pi to my college network and I'm having trouble finding the right settings to put into wpa_supplican.conf. The only thing the IT department was able to tell was that I should verify these settings are correct:

EAP method: PEAP

Phase 2 authentication: MSCHAPV2

CA Certification: Do not validate

IP settings: DHCP

I've added the following to my wpa_supplicant.conffile:

        identity="[email protected]"

With these settings I am able to connect to the network but I do not have internet access which makes me think I'm on the right track but there is still something I'm missing.

  • Do you get an IP address (ifconfig wlan0)? Do you have a default route (route) Some college networks require you to log in / register the device first with IT support and they should always be your first contact as they are responsible for security on the network.
    – user130616
    Commented Apr 16, 2021 at 14:54
  • I do get an IP address @Andrew but its not of the same form as the one I get for my laptop for example and I suppose they should be similar? I don't know about the route I'm afraid but I don't believe any registration is required, none of my other devices needed to be registered when I first connected them anyway.
    – Allod
    Commented Apr 16, 2021 at 15:03
  • Can you show the output of the ifconfig and route commands in your question please (just use edit on the question). Also the wpa_supplicant file should be included not the example - hide the user / password info using xxx - where possible copy / paste as quotes and spacing can be important.
    – user130616
    Commented Apr 16, 2021 at 15:09
  • Will do @Andrew. I gave it to someone else to tinker with for now but I'll update the question once I have it back
    – Allod
    Commented Apr 22, 2021 at 17:10
  • Did you find a solution? If so could you post an answer?
    – user68186
    Commented Feb 15, 2022 at 17:16

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At my school you are not allowed to connect to eduroam at your home university. You can connect to an access point but you won't get internet access.

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