Our company network administrator had previously registered my Win8 laptop on the network. In Win8 I can connect to the network (by clicking its name in available networks)and to connect to the Internet, I have to create a windows broadband connection with my credentials. Now this works even after I re-installed my Win8 from scratch.
I thought Ubuntu would be the same. But Ubuntu can't even connect to the WIFI network (It shows the network's name, but never connects. The network is open and its type is: access point). Does it have to do something with the registration process? Is there a workaround or should I ask them to "register" Ubuntu too? BTW, I have no problem connecting to my home network using either Win8 or Ubuntu.
edit: I have an android device. By mac spoofing, I changed the mac address of the device to my laptop's mac address and it couldn't connect to the network either. Is there something else happening besides mac address filtering?