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Raspberry Pi WPA 2 Enterprise WiFi


The standard installation of Raspbian on the Pi does not install a Wifi client that is capable of connecting to WPA 2 Enterprise networks - this can be seen by those entries being greyed out.


Easy method to connect to the University wifi:

apt-get install network-manager network-manager-gnome

Install both, restart and you should get the full Gnome network manager applet in the panel. Make sure you have no connections stored:

This was tested on a brand new Raspbian stretch image on a Pi in our office. No need to hard-code any usernames or passwords using wpa_supplicant.conf to connect.

If you have no network to use apt-get...

As root, edit /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf to include a stanza:

  identity="username" # change this
  password="password" # change this

Then reboot the Pi and it should connect.

You can edit a file as root by opening a terminal and typing sudo leafpad then opening the file you want to edit.

WARNING: This file contains your campus credentials in plain-text, so remove the stanza once you have installed network-manager and network-manager-gnome and then use the GUI to set up the network again.

Last edited by Helen Griffiths