I am student in a university. When I try to connect to the LAN using 802.1x password in ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS version(kernel 5.4.0-58-generic) it pops in a loop asking me that the authentication requires a password. I tried some things in a post about the same issue in ubuntu 16.04 but they don't work. Any help would be great.

  • Have you tried setting up the connection in Settings > Network > Security? Welcome to Ask Ubuntu.
    – chili555
    Jan 28, 2021 at 20:57
  • I have tried setting 802.1x password through settings, network manager and nm-uti none of them worked. It just keeps popping in a loop.
    – Snehith
    Jan 29, 2021 at 8:37

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I had a similar issue after changing password. Got it fixed by:

  1. disabling 802.1x
  2. connecting to ethernet
  3. enabling the security again and typing in username and password.

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