CA Secure requires a username and password combination in order for the Raspberry Pi to connect to an access point. The WIFI app on the Raspberry Pi does not support what is known as Enterprise WIFI which requires more than just a network password and therefor CA Secure is greyed out in the WIFI options. We can get around this issue by editing a configuration file in the system of the Raspberry Pi. The following are the steps and information to do just that.
Using the Terminal app on the Raspberry Pi Desktop enter the following commands in order.
sudo nano /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf Enter your Pi’s password when prompted. You will not see the password as your type it. This command instructs the “Nano” text editor on the Pi to open the wpa_supplicant configuration file. The wpa_supplicant config file is where the Pi stores information about WIFI networks and passwords. So we are going to add the info for CA Secure directly.
2. Copy and paste this text into the Nano text editor window:
If the first part is already in the file then you don’t need to copy that. If there is already a network listed (like CA guest or your home WIFI) leave those in and just make sure to add the Network block above for the CA Secure information. Make sure to change the “username” portion to your CalArts username which is usually your first initial and last name. Use whatever username you used to connect your laptop’s WIFI to CA Secure. Do NOT include @calart.edu to the username. Make sure to replace “password” with your password. keep the quotes in both options. will look like: “cchaplin” “mypassword”
control x to save, say yes when prompted, and if you need to provide a filename name the file
4. After saving the file reboot your Pi by typing
sudo shutdown -h now
5. In theory when you reboot your Pi it should hopefully connect to CA Secure. If it does not do not fret. There are some things we can try in class to get this work.