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  1. #1
    Āngel Catalā
    Guest

    Connection problem with WPA2 Enterprise with Windows Vista (HomePremium)

    Dear everybody:

    I have deployed a Wi-Fi network with WPA2 protocol set, and
    authentication with RADIUS server (FreeRADIUS 1.1.3), both "users" file
    and Active Directory. Everything is working fine for all kind of
    clients: GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, Windows XP (Professional), etc. It also
    works fine for users listed in "users" file and users belonging Active
    Directory.

    Everyone but users that try to get access to Wi-Fi network with a
    Windows Vista (Home Premium, if this detail is important) operating
    system. There is no way they can connect to the network.

    I have been capturing traffic and recording logging information from
    RADIUS server. In both cases I have realized that for a working client
    there is a series of RADIUS "Access Request" and "Access Challenge"
    between NAS and RADIUS server, 7 pairs, before an "Access Acept" is
    issued. But when a Windows Vista (Home Premium) appears in scene, there
    is just 4 pairs and then.... nothing more.

    I have not had the chance to try with a Windows Vista Business.

    I had found this link while searching for an answer before writing this
    post:
    http://www.vistaheads.com/forums/mic...ista-home.html

    Is it possible this issue be a Windows Vista (Home Premium) pitfall ?.
    Anybody has heard about it before ?. I am driving crazy with this problem.

    If anybody needs additional information do not hesitate in asking me.

    Thanks.

  2. #2
    Jeff Liebermann
    Guest

    Re: Connection problem with WPA2 Enterprise with Windows Vista (Home Premium)

    On Wed, 06 May 2009 19:37:51 +0200, Āngel Catalā <ninguno@null.org>
    wrote:

    >Dear everybody:
    >
    >I have deployed a Wi-Fi network with WPA2 protocol set, and
    >authentication with RADIUS server (FreeRADIUS 1.1.3), both "users" file
    >and Active Directory. Everything is working fine for all kind of
    >clients: GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, Windows XP (Professional), etc. It also
    >works fine for users listed in "users" file and users belonging Active
    >Directory.
    >
    >Everyone but users that try to get access to Wi-Fi network with a
    >Windows Vista (Home Premium, if this detail is important) operating
    >system. There is no way they can connect to the network.
    >
    >I have been capturing traffic and recording logging information from
    >RADIUS server. In both cases I have realized that for a working client
    >there is a series of RADIUS "Access Request" and "Access Challenge"
    >between NAS and RADIUS server, 7 pairs, before an "Access Acept" is
    >issued. But when a Windows Vista (Home Premium) appears in scene, there
    >is just 4 pairs and then.... nothing more.
    >
    >I have not had the chance to try with a Windows Vista Business.
    >
    >I had found this link while searching for an answer before writing this
    >post:
    >http://www.vistaheads.com/forums/mic...ista-home.html
    >
    >Is it possible this issue be a Windows Vista (Home Premium) pitfall ?.
    >Anybody has heard about it before ?. I am driving crazy with this problem.
    >
    >If anybody needs additional information do not hesitate in asking me.
    >
    >Thanks.


    Nice description. Too bad the problem is related to your undisclosed
    maker and model wireless access point or wireless router.

    Just one question... do the Vista Victims get a successfully assigned
    DHCP address from whatever unspecifed device is delivering the IP
    addresses? If not, be advised the Vista has a new and improved method
    of dealing with DHCP. I covered this in a previous posting at:
    <http://groups.google.com/group/alt.internet.wireless/msg/cd8d480583867ee3>
    Also see:
    <http://support.microsoft.com/kb/928233>
    Since the above is 18 months old, it's possible that Microsoft has
    allocated a few spare CPU cycles to fixing these and other Vista
    problems, instead of doing damage control with Windoze 7. I'm too
    lazy to check.

    Otherwise, if these Vista boxes are properly obtaining a correct DHCP
    assigned IP address, then the culprit is probably elsewhere. Vista
    can generate copious log files showing connection attempts and
    failures. To enable tracing (logging), see:
    <http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929854/>
    With Vista, the log files are dumped into: C:\windowstracingwireless\

    Try to figure out at which point the Vista wireless client is failing.
    Don't be suprised if it fails in the middle of negotiating the
    encryption key. If so, temporarily change your unspecified access
    point from TKIP to AES encryption (or the other way around, and see if
    it helps).




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  3. #3
    Āngel Catalā
    Guest

    Re: Connection problem with WPA2 Enterprise with Windows Vista (HomePremium)

    Jeff Liebermann escribiķ:
    > On Wed, 06 May 2009 19:37:51 +0200, Āngel Catalā <ninguno@null.org>
    > wrote:
    >
    >> Dear everybody:
    >>
    >> I have deployed a Wi-Fi network with WPA2 protocol set, and
    >> authentication with RADIUS server (FreeRADIUS 1.1.3), both "users" file
    >> and Active Directory. Everything is working fine for all kind of
    >> clients: GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, Windows XP (Professional), etc. It also
    >> works fine for users listed in "users" file and users belonging Active
    >> Directory.
    >>
    >> Everyone but users that try to get access to Wi-Fi network with a
    >> Windows Vista (Home Premium, if this detail is important) operating
    >> system. There is no way they can connect to the network.
    >>
    >> I have been capturing traffic and recording logging information from
    >> RADIUS server. In both cases I have realized that for a working client
    >> there is a series of RADIUS "Access Request" and "Access Challenge"
    >> between NAS and RADIUS server, 7 pairs, before an "Access Acept" is
    >> issued. But when a Windows Vista (Home Premium) appears in scene, there
    >> is just 4 pairs and then.... nothing more.
    >>
    >> I have not had the chance to try with a Windows Vista Business.
    >>
    >> I had found this link while searching for an answer before writing this
    >> post:
    >> http://www.vistaheads.com/forums/mic...ista-home.html
    >>
    >> Is it possible this issue be a Windows Vista (Home Premium) pitfall ?.
    >> Anybody has heard about it before ?. I am driving crazy with this problem.
    >>
    >> If anybody needs additional information do not hesitate in asking me.
    >>
    >> Thanks.

    >
    > Nice description. Too bad the problem is related to your undisclosed
    > maker and model wireless access point or wireless router.
    >
    > Just one question... do the Vista Victims get a successfully assigned
    > DHCP address from whatever unspecifed device is delivering the IP
    > addresses? If not, be advised the Vista has a new and improved method
    > of dealing with DHCP. I covered this in a previous posting at:
    > <http://groups.google.com/group/alt.internet.wireless/msg/cd8d480583867ee3>
    > Also see:
    > <http://support.microsoft.com/kb/928233>
    > Since the above is 18 months old, it's possible that Microsoft has
    > allocated a few spare CPU cycles to fixing these and other Vista
    > problems, instead of doing damage control with Windoze 7. I'm too
    > lazy to check.
    >
    > Otherwise, if these Vista boxes are properly obtaining a correct DHCP
    > assigned IP address, then the culprit is probably elsewhere. Vista
    > can generate copious log files showing connection attempts and
    > failures. To enable tracing (logging), see:
    > <http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929854/>
    > With Vista, the log files are dumped into: C:\windowstracingwireless\
    >
    > Try to figure out at which point the Vista wireless client is failing.
    > Don't be suprised if it fails in the middle of negotiating the
    > encryption key. If so, temporarily change your unspecified access
    > point from TKIP to AES encryption (or the other way around, and see if
    > it helps).
    >


    Thanks for answering.

    Access points are Motorola AP-5181 and Motorola WS-2000 wireless switch
    (with AP-300 access ports). DHCP server is Windows 2003 Server.

    If association procedure is not completed, I guess there is no reason to
    talk about DHCP issues yet, isn't it ?.

    I will try enable wireless tracing to see if I can figure out anything
    and I will try to change AES encryption to TKIP, although this would
    work, it would not be a success solution..


  4. #4
    Āngel Catalā
    Guest

    Re: Connection problem with WPA2 Enterprise with Windows Vista (HomePremium)

    Jeff Liebermann escribiķ:
    > On Wed, 06 May 2009 19:37:51 +0200, Āngel Catalā <ninguno@null.org>
    > wrote:
    >
    >> Dear everybody:
    >>
    >> I have deployed a Wi-Fi network with WPA2 protocol set, and
    >> authentication with RADIUS server (FreeRADIUS 1.1.3), both "users" file
    >> and Active Directory. Everything is working fine for all kind of
    >> clients: GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, Windows XP (Professional), etc. It also
    >> works fine for users listed in "users" file and users belonging Active
    >> Directory.
    >>
    >> Everyone but users that try to get access to Wi-Fi network with a
    >> Windows Vista (Home Premium, if this detail is important) operating
    >> system. There is no way they can connect to the network.
    >>
    >> I have been capturing traffic and recording logging information from
    >> RADIUS server. In both cases I have realized that for a working client
    >> there is a series of RADIUS "Access Request" and "Access Challenge"
    >> between NAS and RADIUS server, 7 pairs, before an "Access Acept" is
    >> issued. But when a Windows Vista (Home Premium) appears in scene, there
    >> is just 4 pairs and then.... nothing more.
    >>
    >> I have not had the chance to try with a Windows Vista Business.
    >>
    >> I had found this link while searching for an answer before writing this
    >> post:
    >> http://www.vistaheads.com/forums/mic...ista-home.html
    >>
    >> Is it possible this issue be a Windows Vista (Home Premium) pitfall ?.
    >> Anybody has heard about it before ?. I am driving crazy with this problem.
    >>
    >> If anybody needs additional information do not hesitate in asking me.
    >>
    >> Thanks.

    >
    > Nice description. Too bad the problem is related to your undisclosed
    > maker and model wireless access point or wireless router.
    >
    > Just one question... do the Vista Victims get a successfully assigned
    > DHCP address from whatever unspecifed device is delivering the IP
    > addresses? If not, be advised the Vista has a new and improved method
    > of dealing with DHCP. I covered this in a previous posting at:
    > <http://groups.google.com/group/alt.internet.wireless/msg/cd8d480583867ee3>
    > Also see:
    > <http://support.microsoft.com/kb/928233>
    > Since the above is 18 months old, it's possible that Microsoft has
    > allocated a few spare CPU cycles to fixing these and other Vista
    > problems, instead of doing damage control with Windoze 7. I'm too
    > lazy to check.
    >
    > Otherwise, if these Vista boxes are properly obtaining a correct DHCP
    > assigned IP address, then the culprit is probably elsewhere. Vista
    > can generate copious log files showing connection attempts and
    > failures. To enable tracing (logging), see:
    > <http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929854/>
    > With Vista, the log files are dumped into: C:\windowstracingwireless\
    >
    > Try to figure out at which point the Vista wireless client is failing.
    > Don't be suprised if it fails in the middle of negotiating the
    > encryption key. If so, temporarily change your unspecified access
    > point from TKIP to AES encryption (or the other way around, and see if
    > it helps).
    >


    Hi again,

    I have been analyzing traces from FreeRADIUS server, both a succesful
    handshake with a HP laptop with Intel 3945ABG chipset running Windows XP
    Professional and a failure handshake with a Sony laptop with Intel
    3945ABG chipset running Windows Vista Home Premium. After comparing side
    by side both traces I have realized that both handshakes are quite
    similar until the end of 4th request/response pair.

    At this point, Windows XP box goes on with 5th request, but Windows
    Vista box does not.

    It does not seem that my undisclosed maker and model access point has
    anything to do with this, specially when my undisclosed maker and model
    access point seems to work fine with Windows XP, GNU/Linux and Mac OS X
    10.5 boxes.

    I don't talk anything about DHCP because at this point it makes no
    sense. Of course, every box that validates successfully gets a valid IP
    address from the DHCP server that runs in a Windows 2003 Server.

    Kind regards to everybody.

  5. #5
    Jeff Liebermann
    Guest

    Re: Connection problem with WPA2 Enterprise with Windows Vista (Home Premium)

    On Sun, 10 May 2009 20:07:46 +0200, Āngel Catalā <ninguno@null.org>
    wrote:

    >I have been analyzing traces from FreeRADIUS server, both a succesful
    >handshake with a HP laptop with Intel 3945ABG chipset running Windows XP
    >Professional and a failure handshake with a Sony laptop with Intel
    >3945ABG chipset running Windows Vista Home Premium.


    Are you using Vista's Wireless Zero Config or Intel Proset? They're
    quite different. Intel was having some problems with the 3945ABG
    chipset and has released several updates:
    <http://downloadcenter.intel.com/filter_results.aspx?strTypes=all&ProductID=2259&OSFullName=Windows+Vista*+Home+Premium%2C+32-bit+version&lang=eng&strOSs=153&submit=Go!>
    The current version is Proset 12.4.0.0 issued April 4, 2009.

    Hmmm.... this is interesting.
    <http://downloadmirror.intel.com/17525/eng/relnotes.htm>
    Under "known issues" in the release notes:
    To enable AES for Personal Security, select WPA-Personal
    (AES-CCMP) or WPA2-Personal (AES-CCMP) in the Security Settings
    pulldown menu. To enable AES for Enterprise Security, select
    AES-CCMP in the Data Encryption pulldown menu.
    Looks like it needs AES-CCMP selected to work with RADIUS.

    >After comparing side
    >by side both traces I have realized that both handshakes are quite
    >similar until the end of 4th request/response pair.
    >
    >At this point, Windows XP box goes on with 5th request, but Windows
    >Vista box does not.


    Any clue what the 5th exchange is doing? My guess is that it would be
    trying to deliver a one-time encryption key to the client. I have to
    dig into the FreeRADIUS source to figure that out, which is going to
    burn far more time than I wanna spend on this.

    >It does not seem that my undisclosed maker and model access point has
    >anything to do with this, specially when my undisclosed maker and model
    >access point seems to work fine with Windows XP, GNU/Linux and Mac OS X
    >10.5 boxes.


    Assumption, the mother of all screwups. The access point is
    responsible for processing quite a bit of data between the client and
    the RADIUS server. For example, WPA-RADIUS requests a unique
    encryption key from FreeRADIUS server, which is delivered to both the
    access point and client. Also, quiet a few of the parameters returned
    by the DHCP server are for both the client and the access point, such
    as DHCP lease time. You can't eliminate the AP as a possible culprit
    quite yet. However, you are on the right track using process of
    elimination. When everything else works, that which remains, no
    matter how improbable, it the likely culprit, especially if it's
    Microsoft. (Appologies to Sherlock Holmes).

    >I don't talk anything about DHCP because at this point it makes no
    >sense. Of course, every box that validates successfully gets a valid IP
    >address from the DHCP server that runs in a Windows 2003 Server.


    I was asking if the Vista box(s) that are failing are getting valid IP
    addresses. That give me a clue to what point during the negotiations
    that things are failing. ipconfig.

    >Kind regards to everybody.


    You might want to try setting up a 2nd SSID in your Symbol WS-2000
    wireless switch just for Vista. That will give you some flexibility
    in testing out various wireless combinations, without affecting the
    other users. Try WPA-TKIP-RADIUS, WPA2-TKIP-RADIUS, WPA2-AES-RADIUS
    and the myriad of authentication protocols that are allegedly
    supported. Hmmm... which EAP protocol are you using? Heavy reading:
    <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EAP-TTLS>
    <http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/cc162364.aspx>

    Also, humor me and try the Vista broadcast flag tweak:
    <http://support.microsoft.com/kb/928233>
    It might be that the 5th exchange is the DHCP request, which is
    failing because the client "forgot" to request an IP address and is
    instead waiting for a broacast.


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    150 Felker St #D http://www.LearnByDestroying.com
    Santa Cruz CA 95060 http://802.11junk.com
    Skype: JeffLiebermann AE6KS 831-336-2558

  6. #6
    Āngel Catalā
    Guest

    Re: Connection problem with WPA2 Enterprise with Windows Vista (HomePremium)

    Hi Jeff,

    here are the answers to your questions

    Jeff Liebermann escribiķ:
    > On Sun, 10 May 2009 20:07:46 +0200, Āngel Catalā <ninguno@null.org>
    > wrote:
    >
    >> I have been analyzing traces from FreeRADIUS server, both a succesful
    >> handshake with a HP laptop with Intel 3945ABG chipset running Windows XP
    >> Professional and a failure handshake with a Sony laptop with Intel
    >> 3945ABG chipset running Windows Vista Home Premium.

    >
    > Are you using Vista's Wireless Zero Config or Intel Proset? They're
    > quite different. Intel was having some problems with the 3945ABG
    > chipset and has released several updates:
    > <http://downloadcenter.intel.com/filter_results.aspx?strTypes=all&ProductID=2259&OSFullName=Windows+Vista*+Home+Premium%2C+32-bit+version&lang=eng&strOSs=153&submit=Go!>
    > The current version is Proset 12.4.0.0 issued April 4, 2009.
    >


    I was using Vista's Wireless Zero Config, so I followed you advice and I
    installed (and upgraded Intel driver) Intel Proset. There is no
    difference. The problem remains.


    > Hmmm.... this is interesting.
    > <http://downloadmirror.intel.com/17525/eng/relnotes.htm>
    > Under "known issues" in the release notes:
    > To enable AES for Personal Security, select WPA-Personal
    > (AES-CCMP) or WPA2-Personal (AES-CCMP) in the Security Settings
    > pulldown menu. To enable AES for Enterprise Security, select
    > AES-CCMP in the Data Encryption pulldown menu.
    > Looks like it needs AES-CCMP selected to work with RADIUS.
    >
    >> After comparing side
    >> by side both traces I have realized that both handshakes are quite
    >> similar until the end of 4th request/response pair.
    >>
    >> At this point, Windows XP box goes on with 5th request, but Windows
    >> Vista box does not.

    >
    > Any clue what the 5th exchange is doing? My guess is that it would be
    > trying to deliver a one-time encryption key to the client. I have to
    > dig into the FreeRADIUS source to figure that out, which is going to
    > burn far more time than I wanna spend on this.
    >


    I had no time to peek insight the handshake, altough I have a copy of
    the FreeRADIUS log.


    >> It does not seem that my undisclosed maker and model access point has
    >> anything to do with this, specially when my undisclosed maker and model
    >> access point seems to work fine with Windows XP, GNU/Linux and Mac OS X
    >> 10.5 boxes.

    >
    > Assumption, the mother of all screwups. The access point is
    > responsible for processing quite a bit of data between the client and
    > the RADIUS server. For example, WPA-RADIUS requests a unique
    > encryption key from FreeRADIUS server, which is delivered to both the
    > access point and client. Also, quiet a few of the parameters returned
    > by the DHCP server are for both the client and the access point, such
    > as DHCP lease time. You can't eliminate the AP as a possible culprit
    > quite yet. However, you are on the right track using process of
    > elimination. When everything else works, that which remains, no
    > matter how improbable, it the likely culprit, especially if it's
    > Microsoft. (Appologies to Sherlock Holmes).
    >



    Before we can know what is happening between 4th and 5th request, and
    after reading FreeRADIUS log, it seems that after 4th FreeRADIUS'
    response there is no 5th Vista's request nor Vista's error message, in
    fact, there is nothing. Althogh I have to look inside that handshake in
    days to come.

    >> I don't talk anything about DHCP because at this point it makes no
    >> sense. Of course, every box that validates successfully gets a valid IP
    >> address from the DHCP server that runs in a Windows 2003 Server.

    >
    > I was asking if the Vista box(s) that are failing are getting valid IP
    > addresses. That give me a clue to what point during the negotiations
    > that things are failing. ipconfig.
    >
    >> Kind regards to everybody.

    >
    > You might want to try setting up a 2nd SSID in your Symbol WS-2000
    > wireless switch just for Vista. That will give you some flexibility
    > in testing out various wireless combinations, without affecting the
    > other users. Try WPA-TKIP-RADIUS, WPA2-TKIP-RADIUS, WPA2-AES-RADIUS
    > and the myriad of authentication protocols that are allegedly
    > supported. Hmmm... which EAP protocol are you using? Heavy reading:
    > <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EAP-TTLS>
    > <http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/cc162364.aspx>
    >


    I am using EAP PEAPv0/MS-CHAPv2, with all clients, including Vista.

    I have been trying with WPA/WPA2 TKIP/CCMP (make the cartesian table)
    and I can't associate Vista Home Premium client to the network.


    > Also, humor me and try the Vista broadcast flag tweak:
    > <http://support.microsoft.com/kb/928233>
    > It might be that the 5th exchange is the DHCP request, which is
    > failing because the client "forgot" to request an IP address and is
    > instead waiting for a broacast.
    >


    Have a nice day, and many thanks for answering me.


  7. #7
    Jeff Liebermann
    Guest

    Re: Connection problem with WPA2 Enterprise with Windows Vista (Home Premium)

    On Thu, 14 May 2009 10:18:55 +0200, Āngel Catalā <ninguno@null.org>
    wrote:

    >> Are you using Vista's Wireless Zero Config or Intel Proset? They're
    >> quite different. Intel was having some problems with the 3945ABG
    >> chipset and has released several updates:
    >> <http://downloadcenter.intel.com/filter_results.aspx?strTypes=all&ProductID=2259&OSFullName=Windows+Vista*+Home+Premium%2C+32-bit+version&lang=eng&strOSs=153&submit=Go!>
    >> The current version is Proset 12.4.0.0 issued April 4, 2009.

    >
    >I was using Vista's Wireless Zero Config, so I followed you advice and I
    >installed (and upgraded Intel driver) Intel Proset. There is no
    >difference. The problem remains.


    Weird. I think (not sure) that the 802.1x stuff is in the Intel
    driver. If the Vista version were busted, I would expect replacing it
    with the Intel Proset version should have fixed it. Weird.

    >I had no time to peek insight the handshake, altough I have a copy of
    >Before we can know what is happening between 4th and 5th request, and
    >after reading FreeRADIUS log, it seems that after 4th FreeRADIUS'
    >response there is no 5th Vista's request nor Vista's error message, in
    >fact, there is nothing. Althogh I have to look inside that handshake in
    >days to come.


    Yeah, but what's needed it knowing what the various requests are doing
    so I can guess which part of the puzzle is failing. The Vista
    wireless log files should show more detail than the RADIUS log file.
    If the FreeRADIUS log files don't show anything, then use a log
    mechanism that does (Syslog?).

    >I am using EAP PEAPv0/MS-CHAPv2, with all clients, including Vista.


    Ok, that's fairly standard and should work. However, watch out for a
    mutation as described in:
    <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EAP-TTLS#PEAPv0.2FEAP-MSCHAPv2>
    "Microsoft supports another form of PEAPv0 which they call
    PEAP-EAP-TLS, one that Cisco and other third-party server and client
    software don’t support. etc..."

    >I have been trying with WPA/WPA2 TKIP/CCMP (make the cartesian table)
    >and I can't associate Vista Home Premium client to the network.


    Suggestion, temporarily replace the Symbol WS-2000 wireless switch
    with an ordinary wireless router. Make sure the firmware is up to
    date. Add it's MAC address to the RADIUS server config so that it can
    be used to authenticate. Point the router to the RADIUS server and
    set it for very generic WPA-TKIP-RADIUS. See if it works. If it
    does, escallate to WPA2-AES-RADIUS. This is called troubleshooting by
    substitution. If it works, then the problem is *NOT* the FreeRADIUS
    server.

    Also, you've skipped a few of my suggestions. Try the Vista fixes for
    DHCP broadcast. It probably won't do anything but it eliminates one
    possibility, especially since neither of us are sure at what point the
    handshake failure is ocurring. It's also the only difference I can
    think of between and XP client and a Vista client.


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    150 Felker St #D http://www.LearnByDestroying.com
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    Skype: JeffLiebermann AE6KS 831-336-2558

  8. #8
    Jeff Liebermann
    Guest

    Re: Connection problem with WPA2 Enterprise with Windows Vista (Home Premium)

    On Thu, 14 May 2009 08:27:52 -0700, Jeff Liebermann <jeffl@cruzio.com>
    wrote:

    >Weird. I think (not sure) that the 802.1x stuff is in the Intel
    >driver. If the Vista version were busted, I would expect replacing it
    >with the Intel Proset version should have fixed it. Weird.


    Also see if the Intel Proset diagnostics show anything on Vista:
    <http://support.intel.com/support/wireless/wlan/sb/cs-025780.htm>
    Be sure to look at the log file it generates. You should see
    something in the Association or Authentication section.

    --
    Jeff Liebermann jeffl@cruzio.com
    150 Felker St #D http://www.LearnByDestroying.com
    Santa Cruz CA 95060 http://802.11junk.com
    Skype: JeffLiebermann AE6KS 831-336-2558

  9. #9
    LR
    Guest

    Re: Connection problem with WPA2 Enterprise with Windows Vista (HomePremium)

    On 14/05/2009 16:35, Jeff Liebermann wrote:
    > On Thu, 14 May 2009 08:27:52 -0700, Jeff Liebermann<jeffl@cruzio.com>
    > wrote:
    >
    >> Weird. I think (not sure) that the 802.1x stuff is in the Intel
    >> driver. If the Vista version were busted, I would expect replacing it
    >> with the Intel Proset version should have fixed it. Weird.

    >
    > Also see if the Intel Proset diagnostics show anything on Vista:
    > <http://support.intel.com/support/wireless/wlan/sb/cs-025780.htm>
    > Be sure to look at the log file it generates. You should see
    > something in the Association or Authentication section.
    >

    A quick search came across this:-
    "FR 1.1.6, 1.1.7 and 2.0.0/2.0.1 work fine with vista (without any
    special non windows-update KBs installed)"
    <http://www.nabble.com/Problem-with-Vista-EAP-PEAP-Authentication-td15020046.html>

    Has he tried a later version of Free Radius. He should probably be
    thinking about it as support for his version has ceased.
    "As of January 2008, the version 1.1.x releases are no longer actively
    maintained. Version 1.1.7 was the last release in that cycle. We
    recommend that everyone using Version 1.1.7 (or any earlier version)
    upgrade to the latest 2.x release as soon as possible."
    <http://freeradius.org/download.html>

    He could also ask on their mailing list.
    <http://lists.freeradius.org/mailman/listinfo/freeradius-users>



  10. #10
    Jeff Liebermann
    Guest

    Re: Connection problem with WPA2 Enterprise with Windows Vista (Home Premium)

    On Thu, 14 May 2009 18:06:12 +0100, LR <lrme@privacy.net> wrote:

    >Has he tried a later version of Free Radius. He should probably be
    >thinking about it as support for his version has ceased.


    Oops. I didn't notice that he was using 1.1.3.
    That's probably the problem. Thanks.

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  11. #11
    Āngel Catalā
    Guest

    Re: Connection problem with WPA2 Enterprise with Windows Vista (HomePremium)

    LR escribiķ:
    > On 14/05/2009 16:35, Jeff Liebermann wrote:
    >> On Thu, 14 May 2009 08:27:52 -0700, Jeff Liebermann<jeffl@cruzio.com>
    >> wrote:
    >>
    >>> Weird. I think (not sure) that the 802.1x stuff is in the Intel
    >>> driver. If the Vista version were busted, I would expect replacing it
    >>> with the Intel Proset version should have fixed it. Weird.

    >>
    >> Also see if the Intel Proset diagnostics show anything on Vista:
    >> <http://support.intel.com/support/wireless/wlan/sb/cs-025780.htm>
    >> Be sure to look at the log file it generates. You should see
    >> something in the Association or Authentication section.
    >>

    > A quick search came across this:-
    > "FR 1.1.6, 1.1.7 and 2.0.0/2.0.1 work fine with vista (without any
    > special non windows-update KBs installed)"
    > <http://www.nabble.com/Problem-with-Vista-EAP-PEAP-Authentication-td15020046.html>
    >
    >
    > Has he tried a later version of Free Radius. He should probably be
    > thinking about it as support for his version has ceased.
    > "As of January 2008, the version 1.1.x releases are no longer actively
    > maintained. Version 1.1.7 was the last release in that cycle. We
    > recommend that everyone using Version 1.1.7 (or any earlier version)
    > upgrade to the latest 2.x release as soon as possible."
    > <http://freeradius.org/download.html>
    >
    > He could also ask on their mailing list.
    > <http://lists.freeradius.org/mailman/listinfo/freeradius-users>
    >
    >


    Hi LR,

    thanks for answering. I am using FreeRADIUS 1.1.3, the version (hacked
    in order to use EAP PEAP) that comes with Debian Etch. I will try to
    upgrade to a recent version.

    Have a nice day.

  12. #12
    TBerk
    Guest

    Re: Connection problem with WPA2 Enterprise with Windows Vista (HomePremium)



    Say folks, T Berk here- delurking to thank you all for the informative
    dialog we are spectators to.

    Real Life troubles often help instruct better than the text book.

    (Back to lurking mode)


    berk

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