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Configuring Android to Use Encrypted (WPA2-E) Wireless Services at UCSD

Follow these steps to set up your Android device running Android 2.0.x and above to use WPA2-E encrypted wireless at UCSD.

Before you begin, you must have:

  • An Active Directory (AD) username and password. Your username is usually the first part of your UCSD e-mail address (before the @ symbol). If you have forgotten your password, reset it at http://adpass.ucsd.edu.
  • An Android device with Android 2.0.x or above installed.

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1. Configure your Wi-Fi.

  • Select Settings.
  • Select Wi-Fi.

2. Select the encrypted wireless service.

  • Under Wi-Fi, select UCSD-PROTECTED.
    • If UCSD-PROTECTED isn’t on the list, you may need to move to another area with better connectivity.

3. Configure UCSD-PROTECTED option.

  • EAP Method: Select PEAP.
  • Phase 2 Authentication: Select MSCHAPV2.
  • For CA certificate leave as N/A.
    • Note: Android 9/Pie users will see a notice indicating the connection is not secure.  This may be ignored as a certificate is provided by the wireless controllers.
  • Identity field: Enter your Active Directory username.
  • Anonymous Identity field: Leave blank.
  • Wireless Password field: Enter your Active Directory password.
  • Click Connect.

4. Verify your connection.

Under Wi-Fi, you should see Connected to UCSD-PROTECTED.

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