Using BU (802.1x) with the Android OS
Configuration settings for BU (802.1x)
Your device may not require all of the settings included below.
Connect to: BU (802.1x)
EAP method: PEAP
Phase 2 Authentication: None (if available) or MSCHAPV2
CA Certificate: N/A (only option)
Client Certificate: N/A (only option)
Identity: <BU login name>
Anonymous Identity: <BU login name>
Wireless Password: <Kerberos password>
Related: use Automatic IP for your BU network connections
When you use BU wireless (or any BU network connection), your device should be set to use an automatic (dynamic) IP address — never use a static IP. This setting is usually already chosen on your Android device, but should you ever want to check it, here is the sequence of commands to use.
To make sure you are using Auto IP, go to:
- Wireless & Networks,
- Wi-Fi Settings
- Click the ‘Settings’ button
- Choose Advanced Settings
- And enable Auto IP
Configuring E-mail on your Android Device
These instructions might vary slightly across devices and versions, but are expected to be helpful to all users of the Android OS.
Before you begin, you will need to know whether your account is in the AD or AD2 domain. If you are unsure, please consult with your local computer support staff or submit a Help request. If you need to guess, try AD first.
- Open Mail
- Choose Corporate
- Enter firstname.lastname@example.org (where login is your BU login name) and your BU Kerberos password. Then click Next.
- Enter the Domain as either AD or AD2 (as described above). Your login name and password should automatically populate and the Exchange server address will be xmail.bu.edu. (Note: If you are unable to connect to xmail.bu.edu, manually configure the setting as ex-legacy.bu.edu instead.)
- Check Use Secure Connection and Accept All SSL Certificates, then press Next.
- Set your preferences such as Push, Amount To Sync, Notifications, Sync Contacts, Sync Calendar, Sync Calendar Amount.
- Click Next.
- Name the account to distinguish between multiple accounts.
- Press Done