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Matt Knight avatar image

802.1x (WPA2-Enterprise) WiFi Support on Victron CCGX

Is there support for connecting the Victron CCGX to an 802.1x WiFi network using WPA2-Enterprise? This would require authentication using both a username and password, rather than just a shared password as in WPA/WPA2-Personal.

Even though the UI doesn't reflect this option, is there support available in the underlying operating system, and could you point me towards the relevant config files if so?

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Thiemo van Engelen (Victron Energy staff) avatar image
Thiemo van Engelen (Victron Energy staff) answered ·

Hi,

This might be possible by first connecting the venus device via ethernet and logging in using ssh. The networking is handled via connman and there is a command line tool called connmanctl. Perhaps connmanctl allows to enter the username and password after starting it and giving the commands "agent on", "scan wifi", "services" and then "connect wifi_xxxxxxxxxx" (use the name from the list that is given after the services command). There are also a number of webpages on how to configure connman in combination with wpa2-enterprise, although these all seem to use a form a config file preconfiguration.

Good luck,

Thiemo van Engelen

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