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Why does the WPA Enterprise Wifi Network not get displayed?

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Why does the WPA Enterprise Wifi Network not get displayed?

I wanted to connect to the wifi of my university via eduroam and was not able to even get the eduroam network displayed in the list of Wifi networks. I'm sure that it was there, because I tried it on several spots and my laptop was always able to find it and connect to it. Could it be that WPA Enterprise is not supported? It's quite standard already, isn't it? There would be a second option to connect to an open network and add a VPN tunnel, but I could not find any vpn-Application for Firefox OS. Did I oversee something or is there really no possibility to access any of my university networks? I am using an Alcatel One Touch Fire (German language set) with current Firefox OS 1.1.0.0-prerelease

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Re: Why does the WPA Enterprise Wifi Network not get displayed?

It seems to me that WPA Enterprise is not currently enabled in Firefox OS. There are several bugs regarding this feature, among others: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=790056

Regarding VPN, there is a recent thread, which also indicates that this feature is not currently supported. See the discussion here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/967948 It also lists the bug-id related to this features.

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Re: Why does the WPA Enterprise Wifi Network not get displayed?

Per https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=920878 WPA Enterprise should come to Firefox OS on 1.3 if all goes according to plan.

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Re: Why does the WPA Enterprise Wifi Network not get displayed?

Thanks for the fast answer WerWer. I had a look at the links, but it was not encouraging. The know and work on the WPA problem for more than a year and it seem to me, that the breaktrough is not yet close...

I would be happy if someone tells me I'm wrong on this. Smiley Wink

For the vpn the situation seems even worse. There is actually no one tackling the problem right now.

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Re: Why does the WPA Enterprise Wifi Network not get displayed?

@alex_mayorga: I didn't see your post before writing mine. And the version 1.3 is supposed to be released in 2013/12/15 Well let's hope so...

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Re: Why does the WPA Enterprise Wifi Network not get displayed?

hello helpseeker, firefox os has a quarterly release schedule. i don't know where you've got the 2013/12/15 date from, but since we're now on version 1.1 this would rather indicate that this will hit consumer devices in roughly half a year.

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Re: Why does the WPA Enterprise Wifi Network not get displayed?

@philipp That's the source of the 2013/12/15 date: https://wiki.mozilla.org/B2G/Bluetooth

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Re: Why does the WPA Enterprise Wifi Network not get displayed?

FC apparently means functionally complete - here is a current overview of the release process: https://wiki.mozilla.org/Release_Management/B2G_Landing

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Re: Why does the WPA Enterprise Wifi Network not get displayed?

ups, I think you're right. Thanks for your answer. Still half a year, if everything works out.  Smiley Sad I think I will have to think off an alternative or work around as I have no real high speed data flat and was counting on the promise, that Wifi works.

How about this USB-tethering? Is there software necessary on the computer side? And can I make it function both ways? Would it be better to open a new question with this?