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EAP-MSCHAP v2 authentication D-:

Post by Andrew1029 » Tue Sep 04, 2007 12:37 pm

Hello all. I just got mint on my laptop, but my school uses EAP-MSCHAP v2 authentication and I was wondering how to configure this.

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Post by Husse » Tue Sep 04, 2007 1:44 pm

Welcome to Mint Andrew1029
I can't help you very much I'm afraid
You must use xsupplicant for this, and you can install it from synaptic.
However I have not found any useful guide on how to configure it and the only page that had some info I'd like to pass on disappeared.....
Maybe the school has some info
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Re: EAP-MSCHAP v2 authentication D-:

Post by scorp123 » Tue Sep 04, 2007 3:26 pm

Andrew1029 wrote:EAP-MSCHAP v2
Are you talking about wireless (WLAN) networking .... or rather --what I suspect-- about VPN connections? In that case (= VPN) you'd need to install the package network-manager-pptp which would give you a new context menu "VPN" in the network manager icon; and there you'd need to enter the settings (username, password, target IP, target DNS, target network and subnet mask, encryption settings, etc.) your IT helpdesk surely has given to you.

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Post by Andrew1029 » Tue Sep 04, 2007 4:59 pm

I'm afraid my school's help desk has not been much help at all, as they only support windows xp, vista and apple computers. On a wireless windows laptop running xp, it would prompt you to enter your username and password to connect to the wifi.

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Post by scorp123 » Tue Sep 04, 2007 5:14 pm

Andrew1029 wrote:I'm afraid my school's help desk has not been much help at all, as they only support windows xp, vista and apple computers.
That's OK, that's all we need. So could you please check what the settings for Windows are? e.g. maybe they have this stuff on a web page or on a checklist of some sorts?

This "EAP-MSCHAPv2" stuff is just another name for PEAP ... which in turn is nothing else but a sub-set of WPA and WPA2 ... which happens to be a standard.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extensible ... P-MSCHAPv2
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Protected_ ... n_Protocol

Can you please be as much detailed as possible and tell us what settings you were given?

I've found some instructions for Ubuntu ... it might work for Mint too.
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=318539

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Post by Andrew1029 » Tue Sep 04, 2007 7:07 pm

scorp123 wrote:
Andrew1029 wrote:I'm afraid my school's help desk has not been much help at all, as they only support windows xp, vista and apple computers.
That's OK, that's all we need. So could you please check what the settings for Windows are? e.g. maybe they have this stuff on a web page or on a checklist of some sorts?

This "EAP-MSCHAPv2" stuff is just another name for PEAP ... which in turn is nothing else but a sub-set of WPA and WPA2 ... which happens to be a standard.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extensible ... P-MSCHAPv2
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Protected_ ... n_Protocol

Can you please be as much detailed as possible and tell us what settings you were given?

I've found some instructions for Ubuntu ... it might work for Mint too.
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=318539
Heh, used those same instructions I used to get on my wpa wifi at home. Looks like I missed the PEAP part. I will try the PEAP configuration tomorrow at school. Thanks!

Oh, and by the way, this distro rules. It has all the same stuff Id normally install on ubuntu. Saves a lot of time.

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