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    Default App request: University Wifi compatibility needed!

    Everyone knows that the edge network is not awesome, and that it barely works if you are in a big brick/cement building.

    Do any of you guys go to college or work in a school? If so, then it's likely you are like me and can't log into your campus wifi because it uses 802.1x authentication, TTLS-PAP.

    I'm not sure exactly how that works, but I know that the bottom line is that when you log into such a network, you need to enter a login name and password (your student ID, for example).

    All laptops can do this, blackberries can do this, and windows mobile smartphones can too!

    The iPhone really needs this compatibility, and it's going to have to come from here because apple shows no signs of caring about this.
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    I don't know if my university is the same as yours, but if it is I'll send you my solution.

    At my university, once you connect to the network (it's a open wireless network), you are redirected to an authentication page where you are required to enter a username and password. From there you can proceed to go wherever you want. A friend and myself wrote a curl script that 'downloads' the logon page and returns the username and password as the correct variables.

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    Ok I dont have time to get into the details of this but this will help.
    You can get on the universities WiFi network.
    1) contact the IT department and give them the iphones MAC number (think you will find this on the back of the iphone box (with the IMIE and Serial numbers but ON THE BOX!!!).
    2) alot of people here asked about it but really i didnt answer cause only you might need it, my school gives us the Cisco VPN client to log on to the network, iphone has the VPN built in (under settings> wifi or was it network wifi anyway you can find the vpn settings right under the edge settings). try to set it up with your campus settings where you setup the server and username and pass.
    3) anyway thats is basically it, to connect to the schools network you need to be added to the network (MAC address) and you need the software (VPN).

    Tell me if this helps. and add to my REP (green thumbs up on the left of this text box).

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    Quote Originally Posted by bkhahn View Post
    I don't know if my university is the same as yours, but if it is I'll send you my solution.

    At my university, once you connect to the network (it's a open wireless network), you are redirected to an authentication page where you are required to enter a username and password. From there you can proceed to go wherever you want. A friend and myself wrote a curl script that 'downloads' the logon page and returns the username and password as the correct variables.
    I would definitely be interested in that! That would save the time it takes to logon through the site which is a bitch since you need to do it everytime you connect or go to a different building.
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    I've already been through the authentication page, where I logged in with my credentials and the system logged what I can only assume was my mac address. Still, from there, I can't get to any internet pages. All I can get is the same redirected page that says my "device has been registered."

    Have you guys had success in a system that uses TTLS-PAP? I hear it's fairly common in large universities.

    I'll ask the IT guys, but they were pretty clueless the last time I asked for help with my last phone (Tmobile Dash).

    I'll try the VPN settings idea.


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    Sounds like a different issue that my script takes care of - best of luck though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bkhahn View Post
    I don't know if my university is the same as yours, but if it is I'll send you my solution.

    At my university, once you connect to the network (it's a open wireless network), you are redirected to an authentication page where you are required to enter a username and password. From there you can proceed to go wherever you want. A friend and myself wrote a curl script that 'downloads' the logon page and returns the username and password as the correct variables.
    I am also very interested in this script.

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    Although I am by no means an expert on the subject, I would like to try to clarify the issue stated by the OP.

    I too am at a university which uses 802.1x authentication (aka LEAP). There is some info on this protcol on wikipedia ( LEAP and 802.1x ). There is some hope that the 1.1.1 iPhone patch will add this connectivity, but there is no reason to expect it from Apple despite this being an enterprise level technology that their macbooks already support.

    I've posted a feature request to the Stumbler app google code page, although I'm sure they're probably more interested in developing support for connection to conventional WEP/WPA/WPA2 networks before 802.1x.

    In short, I plead with whoever is able to create an app to allow connection to a 802.1x network. There are many iPhone users at my campus and other schools who cannot utilize wifi whatsoever because of this deficiency.

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    I really need a solution for this too, I believe my university wifi uses 802.1x also as I can connect but nothing will load when im connected. On my macbook pro, it usually connects and when i use a browser it loads a login page where i put in my own college ID and pass, not a general public one.

    If anyone has or can make a app to support this, I would greatly appreciate it! Apple really needs to get on this.

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    Guys its 802.1x not 802.11x


 

 
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