Ben NanoNote and EDUROAM

If you work in academia you probably have heard about the EDUROAM service. It’s a nice way to connect to univerisities WiFi networks across the Europe.

The nice thing is that if you already have working EDUROAM setup you will (well, at least in theory) be able to connect to you home network from nearly anywhere.

The not so good thing is that EDUROAM setup it not so easy for most of people. And if one uses something more exotic then it can be even more tricky. Fortunately, there are numerous HOWTOs and tutorial on the Web.

I have tried to make my Ben NanoNote work with EDUROAM and … it works! So my wpa_supplicant.conf file is here (I use wpa_supplicant software and the SpecTec microSD card):

ap_scan=2
network={
		priority=5
		ssid="eduroam"
		proto=WPA
		key_mgmt=WPA-EAP
		pairwise=TKIP
		group=TKIP WEP104 WEP40
		eap=PEAP
		identity="MYLOGINMAIL@vsb.cz"
		password="FUNNYPASSWORD"
		altsubject_match="DNS:radius.vsb.cz"
		ca_cert="/data/cert/cert.pem"
		phase1="peaplabel=0"
		phase2="auth=MSCHAPV2"
}

You will probably need a certificate from you university or your nationaly certificate authority(I got mine from the CESNET and have saved it under /data/cert/cert.pem). You will also need to change the login name, the password and the address of your university RADIUS server.

To connect via WiFi I use this command:

wpa_supplicant -ieth0 -Dwext  -c./wpa_supplicant.conf 

After it is done you will probably need to run DHCP client manually to
get IP adress and other setup data (preferably from another virtual console):

udhpcd eth0

So you need to enter these two commands to connect to the Internet. It’s probably not the best possible solution but it seamlesly works (at least for me).

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Ben NanoNote and EDUROAM

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