Wednesday, October 17, 2012

UCSD Protected WiFi & Linux

So this one is just for the immensely frustrated UCSD students who cannot get their linux laptop connected to the university's protected network.

This is a really simple fix...
Delete any prior attempts to connect to UCSD-PROTECTED


input these values

  • Security = WPA & WPA2 Enterprise
  • Authentication = protected eap (peap)
  • Certificate = NONE
  • PEAP = ver 0
  • Inner Auth = MSCHAPv2
  • User/Pass = your active directory username and password
    • (This is what you use to login to TED/blackboard)
The key here is to NOT use the certificate!
Then just ignore the warning about it.

Everything works like it should now... enjoy!


  1. thanks so much! you saved my academic life!

    1. I'm glad that this helped you!
      I have found that quite a few of the linux WiFi drivers have issues with the WPA2 enterprise encryption.

      I have an Atheros chip in my laptop and the ath9k drivers are really finicky.

  2. Thank you! That worked out well.

    I had two school IT technicians who couldn't figure it out and then recommend that I get Windows or an Apple.

    With this very simple solution, I can continue with Linux.


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