Get access to PEAP WiFi from Raspberry pi 3

Most of the tutorials available are for EAP WiFi, which require just a password. PEAP WiFi network used generally for company, and each user has an ID and a password. To access this kind of WiFi network is also very easy:

Step 1: check the IP address of your wifi module:


You will see that “wlan0” has no IP address. Then you need edit the content of /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf as the following:

      ssid="wifi name"
      identity="your ID"
      password="your password"

If any item you don’t know, like the “ca_cert”, just comments that line by place “#” in the beginning of that line.

Step 2: edit the config of wlan0 in /etc/network/intefaces to:

iface wlan0 inet dhcp
wpa-conf /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf

Step 3: restart the network, and check if wlan0 has its IP address

sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart

After couple of seconds, if you can see a green “ok”, then it means your raspberry pi has connected to the WiFi. You can check the network connection using command:


Written on August 11, 2016