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UCSFwpa Instructions - Android

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Each version of Android and each manufacturer of Android devices change components of the Android user interface to make the experience match the goals of the specific device.  Because of this we are not able to show specific screen shots for the different versions but can provide an overview of the steps necessary to configure Android for UCSFwpa.

Note: Many third-party wi-fi manager apps and homescreen widgets do not support the enterprise-level authentication method required to connect to UCSFwpa.  Please configure your UCSFwpa connection directly from the Android Settings as outlined below.

  1. Open the device menu and launch the Settings application
  2. Tap on Wireless and Network or the equivelant entry
  3. Tap on Wi-Fi Settings
  4. If Wi-Fi is disabled tap on the check box to enable it
  5. Select the UCSFwpa network from the list of Wi-Fi networks
  6. Modify the settings to match:
    1. Network SSID: UCSFwpa
    2. Security: 802.1x EAP
    3. EAP method: PEAP
    4. Phase 2 Authentication: MSCHAPV2
    5. CA Certificate: Unspecified
    6. User Certificate: Unspecified
    7. Identity: (your AD/email username as "jsmith" or "domain\jsmith")
    8. Anonymous identity: (blank)
    9. Password: (your AD/email password)
  7. Tap the Connect, Join, or Save button
  8. Your device will attempt to connect to the protected network
  9. The status of the connection will show with the SSID
    1. Connected means you have succesfully joined the network
    2. Connecting... means that it is currently attempting to authenticate
    3. Obtaining IP Address... means that it has succesfully authenticated and is communicating with the network
    4. Disconnected means it was unsuccesful in connecting to the wireless network
  10. If your device is unable to connect tap on the SSID and then select "Forget" and try to set it up again
  11. Once succesfully connected you can tap on the SSID to see the status and your assigned IP address.

Deleting the current UCSFwpa connection entry

  1. Navigate to the "Setting" menu on your Android device
  2. Tap on "WiFi or Wireless"
  3. Click on the network (ucsfWPA) and tap "Forget"
  4. Once the wireless network has been forgotten, proceed withhe steps listed above to reconnect to UCSFwpa.