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Connecting to the "isunet" Wireless Network with Android

Connecting to the “ISUNet” Wireless Network with Android

Use an Android device to access “isunet,” a secure wireless network that is accessible throughout campus.

These instructions require you to be within range of “isunet.”

Simple Instructions

Automatically configuring your Android smartphone or tablet for “isunet” wireless access is easy. These simple instructions give you the basics. See the “Detailed Instructions” below for more in-depth steps.

  1. Select “isunet-StartHere” from the list of wireless networks provided.
  2. Launch a web browser, such as Chrome or Firefox. and manually enter the following URL: wifisetup.ilstu.edu.
  • If your Android device auto-launches the setup utility for you, you will need to close out and physically launch Chrome or Firefox using the appropriate icon on your device, and then enter the URL described above. If Chrome attempts to redirect you back to the setup utility before you enter the URL manually, close out and relaunch Chrome again and enter the URL manually.
  1. Follow the on-screen instructions.

Your Android smartphone will automatically be configured for “isunet” or “eduroam” wireless access. When the configuration is done, you will need to remove “isunet-StartHere” from the Network Preferences.

NOTE

  • Due to a limitation with Google, the Join Now must remain installed on the phone even though it’s only necessary for initial enrollment. If it’s removed, the configuration profile is auto-purged by the OS. Google plans on addressing this limitation in the future.
  • Location Permission - Due to permission changes enforced by Google in Android 10, the Join Now app will prompt for “Location Permission” for strictly configuration reasons.

 

 

Detailed Instructions

To automatically configure your computer to connect to “isunet,” do the following:

  1. Select “isunet-StartHere” from the list of wireless networks provided
  2. Launch a web browser, such as Chrome or Firefox and navigate to wifisetup.ilstu.edu.
    • If your Android device auto-launches the setup utility for you, you will need to close out and physically launch Chrome or Firefox using the appropriate icon on your device, and then enter the URL described above. If Chrome attempts to redirect you back to the setup utility before you enter the URL manually, close out and relaunch Chrome again and enter the URL manually.
  3. You will be presented with two configuration options - one for eduroam and one for isunet. Both networks will provide the same level of access while you are on campus (See Figure 1)

Figure 1:

  1. Click the Download button and you will be directed to the Google Play Store to install the JoinNow App (See Figure 2a - 2b)
  2. After installing the SecureW2 JoinNow App, return back to Chrome/Firefox, and click the JoinNow button to begin the configuration process

Figure 2a:

Figure 2b:

  1. You will be prompted for “Location Permission Required” as stated earlier - click “Yes, App will configure and connect” and choose “While using the app” or “Only this time” (See Figures 3a - 3b)

Figure 3a:

Figure 3b:

  1. Give your device a unique name in the “Name your device:” field. Click the Next button to launch the Central Login window and sign in with your ULID and Password (See Figure 4)

Figure 4:

  1. Once Central Login has loaded, enter your ULID and password, and then click the Sign In button
  2. Click the Next button to proceed with automatically joining isunet/eduroam - or manually select the network (Figure 5)

Figure 5:

Legacy Instructions

If you don’t wish to run the app for the initial configuration, we have provided instructions for the legacy method. The JoinNow app is recommended as it configures your devices for EAP-TLS authentication with additional security, but also students, faculty, and staff can benefit from not losing wireless access when they change their password.

To manually configure “isunet” or “eduroam” with Android, do the following:

  1. Press the Home button to go to the Home Screen
  • The Home button is located along the bottom of your device. Its icon looks like a House
  1. The steps to get to Settings on Android can differ by device. Try one or more of the following:
  • Press the Menu button to bring up the mini-options screen. The Menu button is located along the bottom of your device. Its icon is four stacked (horizontal) lines.
  • Then press Settings
  • Press the clock icon located in the system icon tray in the lower-right corner of your screen. This will bring up a menu. Press the clock icon again and then press Settings
  1. Press Wireless & Networks
  2. Press Wi-Fi Settings
  3. If it is not already on, turn on WiFi
  4. Press isunet or eduroam under WiFi Networks
  5. A window will appear which contains the Wi-Fi settings for “isunet”
  • The EAP method should be PEAP
  • The Phase 2 authentication should be MSCHAPV2
  • The CA certificate should be (unspecified) or use system certificates. **Please Note**: Android 7 may not list ‘unspecified’ as an option. Users need to select Use system certificates and type wireless.ilstu.edu in the Domain field
  • Under Identity, enter your ULID
  • Leave Anonymous identity blank
  • Under Password, enter your password
  1. Click Connect

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