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Wireless - Manually Configuration for Blackberry

This document explains how to configure your Blackberry to utilize the new 802.1x wireless network.

NOTE: These instructions were performed on a BlackBerry 9900 running BlackBerry OS 7.

  1. From the home screen, scroll to the top bar and click the pointer button to get to the Manage Connections screen.
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  2. Ensure that Wi-Fi is checked and on.
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  3. Scroll to the Options and Status section and click on Wi-Fi Network.
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  4. Scroll to the bottom and click Other ways to connect.
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  5. Scroll to Manually Connect to a Network and click it.
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  6. Enter uchicago-secure in the Network Name SSID field, then click Next.
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  7. Click the drop-down to scroll to WPA/WPA2 Enterprise and click on it.
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  8. Leave the Security Type and Enterprise Sub-Type at their defaults (as shown below) and enter your CNetID for the Username and your CNet password for the Password.
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  9. Scroll and select AddTrust External CA Root from the CA Certificate drop-down list.
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  10. From the drop-down next to Inner link security, scroll and select EAP-MS-CHAP v2.
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  11. Leave Token, Server subject and Server SAN as-is and ensure that Disable Server Certificate Validation is checked.
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  12. Click Save and Connect.
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After a few moments, you should be connected to the Secure Wireless network. If not, please double-check the CNetID and Password you entered, as it can be easy to make an error which will prevent connection. Also, try toggling the Wi-Fi off and then back on to force a reconnection if the first attempt does not succeed.




Keywords:802.1x radius   Doc ID:15547
Owner:Tony J.Group:University of Chicago
Created:2010-11-09 19:00 CDTUpdated:2014-10-27 06:40 CDT
Sites:University of Chicago, University of Chicago - Sandbox
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