iMX233-Olinuxino WPA2 Enterpise support

Started by ema87, September 04, 2013, 07:11:52 PM

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Hi there,
I'm planning to purchase a Olinuxino-Maxi board for an application that should be connected to a WiFi network that uses WPA2 Enterprise as security mode.

Surfing on the Olinuxino Maxi web-page I found out a WiFi module called MOD-WIFI-RTL8188 ( that can be plugged to an USB connector of the board.
Looking at the module specs, the WPA2-Enterpise security mode seems not be supported.

Now, my question is "Is the WPA2-Enterpise a feature addressed by the OS or by the underlying hardware (the WiFi module in this case)?".

Thanks in advance for the support,



The OS support is there (and if it isn't, you can always enable it, and recompile the kernel)..
But, if the driver for the HW doesn't support it, then of course you won't be able to use it.. I don't think there are many HW requirements for WPA2 (maybe some processing power is needed for encryption, but other than that I can't imagine what).

I'm using a tiny USB-wifi dongle from Buffalo (WLI-UC-GNM) and I can connect to my home wlan that is secured with WPA2. I'm using the linux kernel drivers for the ralink chip (rt2800usb) and they work fine.

Edit: Actually, googling this a bit, I'm not using EAP for my security at home, but PSK. However, WPA-supplicant that is used for security seems to support EAP as well. (, but I can't verify this since I don't have any radius servers etc.