This isn't likely to help him. Housing has started using 802.1x PEAP
authentication so that is probably what he is referring to. He won't be able
to get an IP number until he passes that hurdle.
On Wednesday 22 August 2007 14:08, P. Oscar Boykin wrote:
> To connect with Ubuntu, I recommend the following:
> 1 install the vpnc client and the plugin for network-manager:
> # sudo apt-get install vpnc network-manager-vpnc
> This above should restart network-manager.
> 2 Click on the network icon in your "system tray" area (the thing that
> looks like two computer monitors). You should now see an entry for
> "VPN Connections". Go into that menu and click "configure VPN".
> 3 The above should open the "VPN Connections" window. Click "Add".
> 4 I recommend using "UF VPN" as the Connection Name. For the gateway
> use: vpn.ns.ufl.edu, for the group name use vpn-auth.
> 5 On the optional tab click "Override user name" and add your UF email
> address (in my case, [log in to unmask]) and click apply.
> 6 Now you can connect to the vpn by clicking the network icon, going
> to VPN connections and clicking "UF VPN". It will ask you for your
> password (your gatorlink password) and the group password.
> 7 The group password is a secret which is contained in the
> configuration files you can download from:
> in the pcf file. The following web page will decrypt the password in
> the pcf file for use with vpnc:
> Actually, I just did a search and found this:
> Which basically gives the exact same steps as above, it might also be
> Good luck.
> On 8/22/07, Dan Stoner <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > Shelby,
> > I haven't heard of such changes.
> > Generically, to connect to the Internet over the campus standard
> > wireless network, you should still have the option to use:
> > 1. WIPA authentication page before access
> > 2. Campus Cisco VPN Service
> > The first should work with no modifications to Ubuntu. This is
> > straight-up 802.11b with no encryption. See the campus wireless FAQ:
> > http://net-services.ufl.edu/provided_services/wireless/user.html
> > The second option works with software available for download (and a
> > little extra effort to get the kernel headers packages, etc.).
> > http://net-services.ufl.edu/~ns/cgi-bin/vpn/vpn-clients.cgi
> > Where (physically) are you trying to connect? Perhaps you are not
> > actually hitting a campus wireless network Access Point?
> > Dan Stoner
> > Network Administrator
> > Florida Museum of Natural History
> > University of Florida
> > Shelby Powell wrote:
> > > UF has made it nigh impossible for an incompetant Ubuntu user like
> > > myself to connect to the internet. They've upgraded to the "802.1x
> > > Industry-Standard Protocol" and they're requiring connections be made
> > > with IEEE 802.1x authentication (EAP Type: PEAP).
> > >
> > > How can I set this up on Ubuntu 7.04?
Bob Johnson, Senior Systems Programmer
College of Engineering
University of Florida
352-392-9217 [log in to unmask]