In attemting to get wifi configured for Model B, I'm editing the /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conffile in line with this and this.

The network to which I'm connecting is asking me to set the following configuration:

  • Wireless Network Name (SSID) : netname
  • Security Type : WPA2-Enterprise
  • Encryption Type : AES (CCMP)
  • EAP Method : PEAP
  • Phase 2 (Inner Method) : EAP-MSCHAPV2
  • Root CA Certificate(s) : Install Organizational CA
  • Server name : radius.do.ma.in
  • User Certificate : N/A
  • Anonymous Identity (Outer Identity) : Leave Blank
  • Username (Identity) : username
  • Password : Password

my attempt thus far is:

    pairwise = CCMP

When I click on the network name I get a dialog box with the following:

Faile(sic) to reconfigure

I cannot seem to find a reference file to allow me to translate this.

Is there a man reference for this?

What parameters do I need to add to network={..} to get this to work?

2 Answers 2


You don't need psk=, you want password=. And at a minimum you need the following additional entries:

identity="[email protected]"

Full wpa_supplicant documentation is here: http://w1.fi/wpa_supplicant/


Is there a man reference for this?

Yes. At the end of man wpa_supplicant you will find a SEE ALSO list that includes man wpa_supplicant.conf. That has various examples but "for detailed information about the configuration format and supported fields" you are supposed to look at "the example configuration file, probably in /usr/share/doc/wpa_supplicant/".

On Raspbian, there's actually an "examples" subdirectory instead, including one big one that contains detailed comments about (presumably) every potential field.

However, it is gzipped, so an easy way to view it is:

gunzip -c /usr/share/doc/wpa_supplicant/examples/wpa_supplicant.conf.gz | less

You can also just use gunzip without the -c and | less at the end to unzip it then view as a normal text file however you like.

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