When I arrived in the wonderful ArchLinux dimension I had to deal with a totally new thing: the dark world of the wpa2-enterprise network.
What a hell! Is a normal wpa2 too foregone?
Anyway, for us ArchLinux users a new thing is very good way to learn (also because otherwise I wouldn’t have had the vital internet connection!).
If you want to dig into the Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) topic to get more informations about, I strongly suggest to take a look at the Wikipedia page because it’s a really interesting argument.
Back to business, I had to hurry because I was using the Mobile HotSpot. How to deal with WPA2-Enterprise and netctl?
The netctl-eduroam package provides a template for easy configuration. Once installed, copy the template from
/etc/netctl/eduroam and modify it according to your credentials. To get the wireless interface, open a terminal and type
Normally, the wireless device should be like
wxxxx, in my case
Now, you should have all the informations you need to set up the network configuration file:
Now, from the terminal, and only for the first time, type
and you shouldn’t have problems to connect to the net! GWH!
Note: these stuff can be use to setup also unitn-x network of UniTn, if someone need to use.