Monday, October 28, 2013

Configuring Nokia E72 or Symbian phones for WPA2 Enterprise EAP-PEAP-MSHAPv2 settings

We have explained few general points regarding the usage of WiFi WLAN corporate networks and the compatibility of various mobile devices by Nokia, Blackberry, Android, Apple in this article WiFi WLAN corporate network usage on Nokia, Blackberry, Android, Apple iOS devices.

In this article, let us learn how WPA2 – Enterprise EAP-PEAP-MSHAPv2 settings for Symbian 60 phones, particularly for one of the best devices from Nokia in E-series the Nokia E72, can be configured:

Here we explain the settings for one of the latest E-series phones of Nokia, the E72, while we assume that the settings are more or less similar for the other phones in this category. For all the settings explained in the table, and the description provided below, the table acts as a guide to find in various levels the information inside each option and sub-option, in particular for Nokia E72.

For the settings, go to ‘Control panel >> Settings >> Destinations >> Internet’

Check if your phone already has an internet access point (IAP i.e. connection settings profile) for a "ABC-4U" WLAN network. If IAP for this network already exists then select it to edit it further.
If your phone has multiple (duplicate) IAP entries for this network ( named "ABC-4U(1) etc.) try deleting all duplicates and have only one access point related a particular WLAN network within the "Internet" destinations.

WiFi WLAN WPA2 Enterprise settings for Nokia, Blackberry, Android and Apple devices

Many companies are increasingly providing WiFi networks in their offices due to the flexibility the wireless network brings to the workplace and also due to the advancement in the mobile computing environment. Nowadays almost all the new computers, notably laptops, palmtops, tablets and smartphones all have WiFi LAN connectivity and compatibility in them.

Nowadays it is a reality and it is easy to imagine a group of professionals sitting in a meeting room with all their notebooks, laptops, or Smartphones seamlessly connected, rather than tangling with LAN cables and sharing a cable for checking a shared document from the internal network drives.

Coming to the point, now you may have your device but you might not be sure or even annoyed about how to use this option on your device, because every device is different in terms of version of a model, or the OS it is running, or the ecosystem it depends on, like Apple iOS and apps, Google’s Android, Windows 8, Blackberry OS, and so on.

Some smartphone OS platforms like Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android OS may auto-detect many security settings while others like Blackberry OS and Nokia’s old Symbian OS don’t.

So it is very much useful to know the WiFi settings from your corporate/enterprise network, and for that you need to be aware of the type of parameters you might need to enter in your mobile device while configuring the secured wireless networks.