Enterprise WiFi


#1

Can I connected the Farmbot OS to a WiFi network with WPA-Enterprise network. It will ask me to use a username and password.


#2

No, they don’t support WPA-Enterprise yet.


#3

What is the status for WPA2 Enterprise support?

The issue is still open https://github.com/FarmBot/farmbot_os/issues/281

Why can’t we just configure the wifi via the command line on the RPI3? Configuring the wpa-supplicant via a ssh should work.


#4

I’ve bypassed this by using old samsung phone and buying prepaid internet card… total cost is approx. 1 EUR/month.
This also allowed me to make FB totally independent to any ISP failures and power failures (solar power+battery) as phone is being charged from RPi3 :slight_smile: .


#5

You’ll still have your telco operator as a gateway to the internet. Better yet, you’d get a dual-sim phone with two different sim cards :slight_smile:

Of course, that’s total overkill, but also cool.


#6

Is there any update to this? We are trying to connect to a school wifi network (WPA-Enterprise) that requires both a username and password. I see that as of a year ago only WPA-Personal accounts were supported. Are there future plans to support both? Trying to figure out if I need to go a prepaid wifi hotspot route to get our bot running but am hesitant to move forward with that option if there is an easy work around for the Enterprise wifi issue…


#7

As there appear to be many users who are in need of a way to connect to WPA-Enterprise networks, I’m wondering if it wouldn’t be possible to make the wpa-supplicant file accessible at the top level of the microSD card. Then a user could make edits there simply by inserting the card into a computer and editing that file. I have seen other distributions that work this way (e. g. Octoprint).

I have been able to connect a raspberry pi running Raspbian to my university WPA-Enterprise network by editing the wpa-supplicant file, so I might expect the same would be possible with FarmBot OS. This could provide a solution for at least some of the users who are on university campuses or other locations with WPA-Enterprise networks.