How to Connect to 802.1x Enterprise WiFi on Raspberry Pi

Encountering a greyed-out WiFi access point on Raspberry Pi when connecting to 802.1x WPA Enterprise? Our tutorial guides you through replacing the simple network service with the Linux network manager for a smooth setup of enterprise WiFi.

Open the terminal window on Raspberry Pi, and run the below commands to get the standard Linux network manager installed.

sudo apt install network-manager network-manager-gnome
sudo systemctl disable --now dhcpcd
sudo systemctl enable --now network-manager

sudo reboot

Explanation:

1st line is to install the Linux network manager

2nd line is to disable the DHCP, because DHCP will not work with the network manager

3rd line is to enable the network manager service

The last line is to reboot the device.

After rebooting the device, you will be able to see a new network icon, click on the icon, and you will not be able to connect to the 802.1x enterprise WiFi.

Then fill in the information as you normally do with 802.1x enterprise WiFi connection, and you will now be able to connect to the network.

That's it! You're ready to go.

Note: Ensure you have an active internet connection before downloading and installing the network manager. Connect to a wired network or another standard WiFi network initially to facilitate the setup process.

 

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