⌚ wpasupplicant for VU

updated @ 2006-02-28

As I study Computer Science on the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, I wanted to use my GNU/Linux laptop with their wireless network. As they are using some neat encryption schemes, involving rotating wep keys, eap-ttls, pap and such, for which you need the Aegis client on windows [or the Intel Pro/wireless program as I use with my ipw2200 chip on my Centrino based laptop]. I had to configure xsupplicant accordingly, but now wpasupplicant suits my needs better. You can find my configuration for this program on this page. See for more information the page with information for setting up xsupplicant.

Make sure your /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf looks like this:

ctrl_interface=/var/run/wpa_supplicant
ctrl_interface_group=0

eapol_version=1
ap_scan=1
fast_reauth=1

network={
	ssid="VU-Campusnet"
	mode=0
	scan_ssid=1
	key_mgmt=IEEE8021X
	eap=TTLS
	anonymous_identity="anonymous@vu.nl"
	phase2="auth=PAP"
	identity="vunetID@vu.nl"
	password="password"
	ca_cert="/etc/1x_wpasupplicant/CA-VU.cer"
}

/etc/default/wpasupplicant may have to be modified too [set ENABLED=1 for example, and you may have to change your DRIVER; wext works fine for my Centrino based laptop with an IPW2200 chip.