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Android OS 1.5 MRsecure setup

You need root user access on your phone to accomplish this as of OS rev 1.5. Edit the /data/misc/wifi/wpa_supplicant.conf by hand. In that file the configuration of the wifi-networks is saved. If you have any problems please call 403.440.6000.


You need to add the following:

ctrl_interface=tiwlan0
update_config=1

network={
ssid="MRsecure"
proto=RSN
key_mgmt=WPA-EAP
eap=PEAP
identity="mymru username"
anonymous_identity="mymru username"
password="mymru password"
phase2="auth=MSCHAPV2"
}

For those who do not know how to do so, here is some more explanation.

  1. To edit the mentioned file above your phone has to be rooted.
  2. Then you need the Android SDK installed on your computer (you will need adb.exe).
  3. You need the usb cable to connect the phone to your computer.
  4. Open a command line shell and go to your android-sdk tools folder and then do the following:

•  # Copy the config file from the phone to your computer:
       adb pull /data/misc/wifi/wpa_supplicant.conf C:/MyFolder

•  # Edit your wpa_supplicant.conf with your favorite editor and load it back to
   your phone:
       adb push C:/MyFolder/wpa_supplicant.conf /data/misc/wifi/wpa_supplicant.conf

•  Navigate to the wi-fi settings in your phone. Turn wi-fi off and on again. It should
   successfully connect now.    

You are now connected to the MRSecure network.