Wireless network connection stuck on validating identity
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This only happens with the 802.1x ssid (staff) and not with the PSK ssid (for guests).
I then verified that the only way for a windows computer to connect to this is to uncheck the "verify the server's identity by validating the certificate" option while manually adding the profile. I just deployed a setup very similar to this last week, to provide Internet access to a week-long campground event.
After payment is complete, users are enabled in the RADIUS database, and can then reconnect to the WPA2-Enterprise SSID to get online.
The open network redirects to a custom captive portal (using HTTPS and a normal certificate issued by a CA) where users signed up and provided payment information.Students can use their BYOD devices to connect and reach the portal, pass their user authentication credentials to the portal and the portal can then talk to the RADIUS server.Eduroam is another popular choice for educational organizations.I don't know how you generated your public and private key-pair for your RADIUS server but generally speaking it will either be self-signed or signed by a certificate authority.
In turn the signing certificate authority's public key will be distributed to clients, either through GPOs, Active Directory Certificate Services or it was included by Microsoft in the Trusted Root Certification Authority repository. : 00-25-B3-73-3A-4D Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection: Connection-specific DNS Suffix .