[plug] eduroam network
billk at iinet.net.au
Fri Mar 6 19:58:57 AWST 2020
On 6/3/20 6:59 pm, Brad Campbell wrote:
> 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!:
>>> # Murdoch University EDUROAM
>>> identity="staff_no at murdoch.edu.au"
>> 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.
I use a raspberry pi 3B for that - runs a custom gentoo install setup to
connect to a wifi connection protected by a shorewall firewall , and
offers a standard hostapd wpa2 for my wifi access - good when
traveling. I use an android phone to analyse where I want to connect
to, then connect to the pi, ssh in and configure it. I was going to
automate it through a web interface but vi works so I have not got
around to it.
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