How to configure Android 4 devices to use WiFi with WPA2 enterprise security

I got my hands on a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 running Android 4.0.2. To use the wireless network at my work place, I needed to configure it for WPA2 enterprise. I followed the instructions given in a couple of articles returned by Google Search, e.g. this and this but without success. Maybe those articles do work in older version of Android.

WPA2 enterprise security requires that the server uses 802.1x certificate. If your network uses a commercial certificate (as opposed to a self-signed one), e.g. one issued by Entrust, GoDaddy, etc., then you may skip steps 1-3 below. Otherwise, you will need to get the CA certificate from your network administrator and install it on your device

Here is what I did to get it working:

  1. Save the certificate in the root folder of a microSD card. The certificate file must be in binary format, typically named with .der, .cer or .crt extension (definitely not PEM). Google for ways to convert between the format if necessary.
  2. Insert and mount the microSD card on the Android device. Alternatively, connect the device to a PC using the USB cable and save the certificate file in the root folder of the device
  3. Go to Settings > Security > Credential storage > Install from device storage
  4. Go to Setting > Wireless and networks
  5. Your desired Wi-Fi network should be appear in the list of detected Wi-Fi network
  6. Touch and hold on to that network name
  7. Select “Modify network config” in the popup window
  8. EAP method: TTLS
  9. Phase 2 authentication: PAP
  10. CA certificate: {select previously installed certificate from dropdown list}
  11. Identity: {username}
  12. Anonymous identity: {left blank}
  13. Password: {password}

One Response to “How to configure Android 4 devices to use WiFi with WPA2 enterprise security”

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