UniWide Setup Guide for Mobile Devices

UniWide Setup Guide for Mobile Devices

UniWide Setup Guide for Mobile Devices

This is a general guide on how to setup mobile devices such as PDAs and Smartphones for wireless access.

Devices Covered:

  • 802.11a/b/g/n/ac compatible mobile devices
  • Mobile devices that support WPA2 Enterprise security

If you are connecting a laptop, you should refer to the specific guides on the UniWide home page

Access via WPA2-Enterprise Authentication

If you have a mobile device that supports WPA2-Enterprise with PEAP authentication, you should configure it with the settings below before you connect. This includes Apple iPhones, iPad and iPod Touches using iPhone 2.0 (or higher) software.

Some mobile devices may not require configuration and use the correct settings by default, only prompting you for a username and password.

WPA-Enterprise authentication
Network Name/SSID: uniwide
Identity/Username: zID (e.g.z1234567)
Password: zPass
Wireless Security: WPA2-Enterprise
EAP Method: PEAP
Key Type/Encryption Cipher: AES-CCMP (TKIP/MIC is no longer supported)
Phase2 Type: MSCHAPv2

Setting up Uniwide on Android 7.0+ smartphones and tablets

Devices running Android 7.0 and above (such as the LG V20 and Google Pixel phones) now requires one to specify a CA certificate when connecting to UniWide (and most likely other WPA2-Enterprise networks).

To sort this out:

  • CA Certificate:Use system certificates
  • Domain: radius.net.unsw.edu.au OR net.unsw.edu.au

You can also bypass this by selecting "Do not validate" at the CA Certificate part, but you will get the message: "No certificate specified. Your connection will not be private", so this isn’t recommended.

Android 7+

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Page Last updated: Thursday, March 31th, 2016