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First a bit of background: I've been tinkering with this on and off for a few days and it's getting frustrating. I've got a NetGear r6300 loaded up with DD-WRT v24/SP2 Giga and I've configured SSH to log into the console.

I'm trying (and failing) to set up WPA2 Enterprise Wi-Fi for which I'm using the built in version of FreeRadius. I've got Ubuntu 13.04 on my local computer.

  • I've configured FreeRadius, the Radius and Wireless Security information via the GUI on the router.
  • I've successfully tested user authentication with radtest from the SSH console
  • I've downloaded the ca.pem certificate from the /etc/freeradius/certs folder
  • I've downloaded the TestUser-cert.P12, TestUser-cert.pem, TestUser-key.pem, TestUser-req.pem certificates from the /etc/freeradius/certs/clients folder

Here are my router settings:


Server Certificate:

  • Country Code: CA
  • State or Province: Ontario
  • Locality: Toronto
  • Organization / Company: Test Company
  • Email Address:
  • Common Certificate Name: Test Radius Certificate
  • Expires: 365 days
  • Passphrase: TestCertificatePassphrase


  • Radius Port: 1812


  • TestRadiusSharedSecret
  • TestRadiusSharedSecret


  • User 1
    • Username: TestUser1
    • Password: TestPassword
    • Downspeed: 9999999
    • Upseed: 9999999
    • Expires (Days): 365
    • Enabled: Checked

Wireless/Wireless Security

  • Security Mode: WPA2 Enterprise
  • WPA Algorithms: TKIP+AES
  • Radius Server Address:
  • Radius Auth Port: 1812
  • Radius Shared Secret: TestRadiusSharedSecret
  • Key Renewal: 3600


  • MAC Radius Client: Enable
  • MAC Format: aabbccddeeff
  • Radius Auth Server Address:
  • Radius Auth Server Port: 1812
  • Maximum Unauthenticated Users: 0
  • Password Format: Shared Key
  • Radius Auth Shared Secret: TestRadiusSharedSecret

From the SSH console I get the following output from RadTest:

$radtest TestUser1 TestPassword 0 TestRadiusSharedSecret

Sending Access-Request of id 231 to port 1812
    User-Name = "TestUser1"
    User-Password = "TestPassword"
    NAS-IP-Address =
    NAS-Port = 0
    Message-Authenticator = 0x00000000000000000000000000000000
rad_recv: Access-Accept packet from host port 1812, id=231, length=68
    WISPr-Bandwidth-Max-Down = 1650064384
    RP-Downstream-Speed-Limit = 9999999
    WISPr-Bandwidth-Max-Up = 1650064384
    RP-Upstream-Speed-Limit = 9999999

When I run radiusd -d /jffs/etc/freeradius -X from the console and attempt to connect my machine to the Wi-Fi with the following settings:

Screenshot of Wi-Fi Settings

the connection fails...

From the exerpt from the log, I glean that it's something relating to the SharedSecret between my Radius client and FreeRadius, but I can't figure out what or why because the shared secret is the same in the Radius client and the FreeRadius configurations...

rad_recv: Access-Request packet from host port 37619, id=6, length=80
        User-Name = "c48508cf0a6c"
        NAS-Port = 1
        NAS-Port-Type = Wireless-802.11
        User-Password = "TestRadiusSharedSecret"
# Executing section authorize from file /jffs/etc/freeradius/sites-enabled/default
+- entering group authorize {...}
++[mschap] returns noop
[eap] No EAP-Message, not doing EAP
++[eap] returns noop
++[files] returns noop
[pap] WARNING! No "known good" password found for the user.  Authentication may fail because of this.
++[pap] returns noop
ERROR: No authenticate method (Auth-Type) found for the request: Rejecting the user
Failed to authenticate the user.
Login incorrect: [c48508cf0a6c/TestRadiusSharedSecret] (from client DD-WRT-RADIUS port 1)
Using Post-Auth-Type REJECT
  WARNING: Unknown value specified for Post-Auth-Type.  Cannot perform requested action.
Delaying reject of request 3 for 1 seconds
Going to the next request

Here is the full Radius log for the wi-fi connection attempt

It seems like I'm missing something, but I'm unsure what that could be. Can anyone see what I might be missing?

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