[plug] eduroam network

Brad Campbell brad at fnarfbargle.com
Fri Mar 6 18:59:06 AWST 2020

On 3/3/20 11:31, Brad Campbell wrote:
> On 2/3/20 10:11, William Kenworthy wrote:
>> Lots of experience, but I normally remove NM and do wifi networking manually - less hassles that way!
>> eduraom itself doesn't do the authentication - its the local node that connects you to the eduroam network so thats where you need to start - there are a lot of ways different host institutions do it so there is no "one way"
>> This is Murdoch Uni's way from when I taught there last year - other institutions I have used ranged from open, wep through to having weird options!:
>> network={
>>          # Murdoch University EDUROAM
>>          ssid="eduroam"
>>          scan_ssid=0
>>          proto=RSN
>>          key_mgmt=WPA-EAP
>>          eap=PEAP
>>          identity="staff_no at murdoch.edu.au"
>>          password="yaddayadda"
>>          phase2="auth=MSCHAPV2"
>>          priority=0
>> }
> Well, that was easy!
> Put that in a config file with my credentials, ran wpa_supplicant from the command line and then had to run dhclient manually to pick up an address & gateway.

So a little bit trickier to set up on openwrt.

/etc/config/wireless needs a bit of manual fettling to get it to work. Luci appears to pretend to know what to do but only after you've already set it up manually.
The default wpa_supplicant does not understand the enterprise stuff, so need to remove wpad-basic and replace it with wpad.

Actually now I think about it, perhaps replacing wpad brought Luci up to speed. It's working and I'm not game to experiment to find out.

At the end of the day it works well. So I have a usb wifi dongle plugged into a netgear WNDR3700. The usb dongle is a client on the eduroam network which is then masqueraded to the 2.4G & 5G native interfaces on the unit. That allows things like an Amazon privacy thief, oops I mean Firestick to use the eduroam data whereas there was no way it was going to authenticate on the eduroam network natively.

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experience all the mistakes that one can make in a very
narrow field. - Niels Bohr

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