Excellent news! After much persistence and a little help, I
managed to get it to work. I've attached my work.
This is how I setup my Ubuntu 7.04 with GNOME for IEEE802.1X
Authentification & Protected EAP on a DHCP network here, on
campus, at the University of Florida.
First, disable your eth0 in your network manager.
Find out if you have wpa_supplicant installed (by default it is
$ wpa_supplicant -v
Next, edit the following files as I have and be sure to change the
username and password to your own.
$ sudo gedit /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf
# The below line not be changed otherwise we refuse to work
# Ensure that only root can read the WPA configuration
# Let wpa_supplicant take care of scanning and AP selection
.... and then ....
$ gksudo gedit /etc/network/interfaces
iface eth0 inet dhcp
iface lo inet loopback
#iface eth1 inet dhcp
#iface eth2 inet dhcp
#iface ath0 inet dhcp
#iface wlan0 inet dhcp
Finally, restart your computer.
Thanks to all those who helped and offered their assistance. I
couldn't have done it without you. =-)