Most of the documentation out there involving Edimax EW-7811Un and Wifi has everyone connecting with a pre-shared key (PSK). My challenge is that the network I am running my RPi on uses WPA2 Enterprise. It utilizes credentials to log onto the wifi network. Fortunately, how to connect your Raspberry Pi to a WPA2 Enterprise wireless network is not that more difficult than connecting it to a WPA2 PSK network. In the end, I will show you how I configured my Edimax EW-7811Un to connect to a WPA2 Enterprise SSID.
My equipment involves:
You can purchase a starter kit, including the Edimax wireless adapter.
Either connect to your Raspberry Pi using a keyboard or over the Ethernet connection.
Make sure the Edimax Wireless Adapter is recognized by issuing the
pi@raspberrypi ~ $ lsusb Bus 001 Device 005: ID 7392:7811 Edimax Technology Co., Ltd EW-7811Un 802.11n Wireless Adapter [Realtek RTL8188CUS]