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UCSFwpa Instructions - Android
Each version of Android and each manufacturer of Android devices changes components of the Android user interface. They do this to make the experience match the goals of the specific device.
*Please be advised some Android OS version on Google Pixel may not able to update UCSFwpa wireless certificate thus not compatible to connect. There are no manual configuration option available. This is a vendor issue and until resolved they will not connect to UCSFwpa.
* Rev 4/15/2022: Please see below for updated instructions on how to connect to UCSFwpa wifi for Android 12 OS devices (Google Pixel, Samsung, etc.)
Because of this, we are not able to show specific screenshots for the different versions. However, we are able to provide an overview of the steps necessary to configure Android for UCSFwpa. Please configure your UCSFwpa connection directly from the Android Settings, as outlined below.
Note: Many third-party Wi-Fi manager apps and homescreen widgets do not support the enterprise-level authentication method required to connect to UCSFwpa.
Steps to follow
- Open the device menu and launch the Settings application.
- Tap on Wireless and Network or the equivalent entry.
- Tap on Wi-Fi Settings.
- If Wi-Fi is disabled, tap on the checkbox to enable it.
- From the list of Wi-Fi networks, select the UCSFwpa network.
- Modify the settings to match:
- Network SSID: UCSFwpa
- Security: 802.1x EAP
- EAP method: PEAP
- Phase 2 Authentication: MSCHAPV2
- CA Certificate: Unspecified
- User Certificate: Unspecified
- Identity (your AD/email username as "jsmith" or "domain\jsmith"):
- Anonymous identity: (blank)
- Password: (your AD/email password)
- Tap the Connect, Join or Save button.
- Your device will attempt to connect to the protected network.
- The status of the connection will show with the SSID.
- Connected means you have successfully joined the network.
- Connecting... means that it is currently attempting to authenticate.
- Obtaining IP Address... means that it has successfully authenticated and is communicating with the network.
- Disconnected means it was unsuccessful in connecting to the wireless network.
- If your device is unable to connect, tap on the SSID, select Forget and try to set it up again.
- Once successfully connected, you can click on the SSID to see the status and your assigned IP address.
Deleting the current UCSFwpa connection entry
- Navigate to the Setting menu on your Android device.
- Tap on WiFi or Wireless.
- Tap on the network (UCSFwpa) and click Forget.
- Once the wireless network has been forgotten, proceed with the steps listed above to reconnect to UCSFwpa.
How to connect to UCSFwpa wifi for Android 12 OS devices (Google Pixel, Samsung, etc.)
For Android 12 OS devices trying to connect to UCSFwpa wifi network, please have these settings:
EAP Method: PEAP
Phase 2 Authentication: MSCHAPV2
CA Certificate: Use system certificates
Online Certificate Status: Request Certificate status
Identify: domain\<your username>
Anonymous Identity: blank
Password: <Your user password>
Under "Advanced options", set the following settings:
Metered: Treat as unmetered
IP settings: DHCP
Privacy: Use device MAC
Disabling the private or random MAC Address
To ensure seamless connectivity and prevent your device from blocking by UCSF network access control (NAC), please disable the private or random MAC address on your device Below are instructions to disable private MAC address