Linux Mint WiFi

I'm currently running Linux Mint 17 with Cinnamon on my ASUS Zenbook UX305FA. At my fraternity house, we have a pretty standard WiFi network: you try to connect, it prompts you with a network password, you enter it, and you're connected. On my school's campus, however, things are a little bit different. The main network is BUSecure, and the method for connecting to it is to choose to connect, and after a moment a prompt will appear asking you to put in the username and password that you have set up with the school. This works fine on Windows and Mac.

The problem with Linux is that I'm never getting the login prompt. It simply tries to connect forever and fails. Is there a way around this by say, sending credentials to the network when I try to connect?

You can configure it manually by clicking on the network thing and going to network connections. Add a wi-fi connection, put in the SSID and choose WPA enterprise for the security. For authentication they're probably using PEAP so try that, check the box that says no CA required (unless you have the CA certificate) and put your credentials in. If that doesn't work then try tunnelled TLS or one of the other authentication methods. If that doesn't work then it's probably worth asking the IT department about it.


Yep that worked, thanks for the help!

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