How do I connect to UIC-WiFi using Android?

UIC-WiFi uses WPA2 Enterprise security with 802.1x authentication, PEAP with MSCHAP v2.These instructions should help you to connect your Android (2.1 or higher) device to the campus wireless network. You need to be on campus to do this, near a UIC-WiFi access point. If you have trouble connecting to UIC-WiFi, please visit ACCCeSS Helpdesk.

  1. While you are on campus, near a UIC-WiFi access point, tap Menu then Wireless & networks.
    Settings, Wireless and networks 
  2. Enable Wi-Fi by clicking box beside Wi-Fi, then tap Wi-Fi Settings.
    WiFi Settings 
  3. Tap to select the network UIC-WiFi. 
    UIC-WiFi: Connect to network 
  4. If you have not already established a credential storage password, your Android will prompt you to enter one. This password is local to your device and is similar to the keychain password on OS X. Otherwise enter your password for storing credentials.
  5. For EAP method select PEAP.
  6. For Phase 2 authentication select MSCHAP.
  7. For Identity use your UIC netid. 
    For Anonymous identity use Anonymous
    For Wireless Password use your UIC Common Password
    Tap Connect. 
    Connect to UIC-WiFi 
  8. Confirm: you are connected? If you are, it will say Connected underneath UIC-WiFi.
    Connected to UIC-WiFi

Please note these instructions are written specifically to connect to UIC-WiFi. This has only been tested on a few devices. Other devices may appear slightly different from the screenshots shown. Please send a note to acccess@uic.edu if you have any questions or further comments.

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November 26, 2012

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