Configure Wireless@SGX using SSA(Seamless and Secure Access) on Linux.

It’s been a loooong time since the last post. Been busy and laaazzzyyyyy…. :) Trying to settle at my job; same old job; my first job in singapore. I cannot beleive I am at there for amost 1 year and 7 months.

Today I wanna share with you how to configure Wireless@SGX on Linux as my title say.

Wireless@SG and Wireless@SGX are free public wifi access points in most of public areas in Singapore. The difference between these two is that Wireless@SG doesn’t need pre-configuration, user just needs to connect to wifi and browse using browser in where log in is needed. Whereas Wireless@SGX can pre-configure so that users are not required to log in when they open browser. But you need to register in advace in one of three provider.

If you google about Wireless@SGX using SSA on linux, you may not find the clear solution for HOW to configure on Linux. Worse is all three providers of Wireless@SGX (iCell, SingTel and M1) do not provide instruction or user guide about it. They all have Window, Mac, BlackBerry, iPhone, Symbian and even Android. But not for any linux. Why? I really don’t know. You can see yourself on their websites. Here are these:
1. iCell
2. SingTel
3. M1

Okay, let’s see how to configure.

You need to have wicd in your Linux. I am using this wicd all the way. I don’t know about Network-Manager. But some say, with Network-Manager, PEAP with MSCHAPV2 may not stable. I don’t know. :P. To get wicd, here is command : apt-get install wicd

Since Wireless@SGX needs 802.1x with PEAP and MSCHAPV2, we need template for this configuration.
Creating a file in
/etc/wicd/encryption/templates/peap-mschapv2

with content:

name=PEAP with MSCHAPv2
author=Cereal
version = 1
require username *Username password *Password
-----
ctrl_interface=/var/run/wpa_supplicant
network={
ssid="$_ESSID"
scan_ssid=$_SCAN
key_mgmt=WPA-EAP
eap=PEAP
phase2="auth=MSCHAPV2"
identity="$_USERNAME"
password="$_PASSWORD"
}

After that, type this:

echo "peap-mschapv2" >> /etc/wicd/encryption/templates/active

Now you can go to wicd, select wifi ->”Advance Settings”, choose “PEAP with MSCHAPV2″, input username and password.

You are done! Enjoy free public wifi with SSA. :)

Oh almost forget ;) hehe. I must admit that I got this solution from googling. All credit and thanks goes to this link:
http://blog.lanaddict.com/2010/12/using-wicd-with-8021x-peap-mschapv2-to.html

see you soon.

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