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Re: WiFI authentication and Eduroam (EAP-TTLS / PA...

Contributor
Posts: 8

WiFI authentication and Eduroam (EAP-TTLS / PAP)

Hi,

eduroam (EDUcation ROAMing) is the roaming infrastructure used by the international research and education community (universities).

At least in Australia and AFAIK also in Europe.

Most sites use EAP-TTLS / PAP authentication (and it appears there are good technical reasons for it).

The current Symbian OS does not support it out of the box.
(or at least I couldn't find it on my E51)

Is there any solution (application, etc) able to supply this functionality ?

Cheers.
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e61drc
Posts: 126

Re: WiFI authentication and Eduroam (EAP-TTLS / PAP)

Not as far as I know. We have to hope that Nokia will support EAP-TTLS-PAP one day, but they do not seem to be in a hurry to do this. At present, the only solution is to get a Windows Mobile smartphone.
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Advisor
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Re: WiFI authentication and Eduroam (EAP-TTLS / PAP)

E71 has EAP-TTLS/CHAPv2, maybe this will do?
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e61drc
Posts: 126

Re: WiFI authentication and Eduroam (EAP-TTLS / PAP)

No! If a university/network only uses EAP-TTLS-PAP then you need EAP-TTLS-PAP and Nokia does not support this.
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Contributor
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Re: WiFI authentication and Eduroam (EAP-TTLS / PAP)

e61drc: thanks, indeed, you are correct.

bife71: the e51 have mschapv2 (guess what ms stands for :smileywink: which require an active directory backend while pap may use practically anything (e.g. an ldap) ... this being a good technical reason why large organizations may prefer pap.

Well, from a company claiming "Connecting People" I am rather disapointed.

(further research turned out that this feature have been widely requested for at least 1.5 years)

Cheers.
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New Member
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Re: WiFI authentication and Eduroam (EAP-TTLS / PAP)

still no news from nokia?

I'd like to know if there is some documentation available on how to program these plug-ins, maybe I could modify the code base of the mschapv2 plug-in to build my own pap plug-in, that can´t be very difficult
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Contributor
Posts: 8

Re: WiFI authentication and Eduroam (EAP-TTLS / PAP)

n0p_sp: good luck to you :smileyhappy:

maybe you want to join this forum:

http://discussion.forum.nokia.com/forum/showthread.php?t=98362

Almost 2 years ang going strong :smileywink:

Cheers.
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New Member
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Re: WiFI authentication and Eduroam (EAP-TTLS / PAP)

Thanks rurik, I've been followin that thread too, but as here, no (good) news.
I've been investigating a bit about implementing it myself, it doesn't look easy, there is no info on how these plugins work

I hate closed systems, Open Source Software FTW, I've should have waited for an android or bought the freerunner...

Nokia is sucking hard right now for me
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Contributor
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Re: WiFI authentication and Eduroam (EAP-TTLS / PAP)

"I hate closed systems, Open Source Software FTW, I've should have waited for an android or bought the freerunner..."

Well the N810 is supposedly Open Source ...

Guess what ?

Yep ... it doesn't have it either ...

Nokia ... Connecting People

;-)
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New Member
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Re: WiFI authentication and Eduroam (EAP-TTLS / PAP)

The 810 is not a phone, I needed a phone :smileytongue:

And, indeed, Nokia, connecting (some) people
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