Connecting Android to 802.1x Wi-Fi

I just ran into a minor problem connecting my Android work phone to the Dynamic WEP (802.1x) Wi-Fi network at my office. The network manager identified the visible network as “Secured with WEP”, but wouldn’t let me change any configurations before connecting in order to handle 802.1x authentication.

Here’s how I managed to connect my phone to the network:

  1. Go to Settings -> Wireless & networks -> Wi-Fi.
  2. Make sure Wi-Fi is enabled.
  3. Click Add Wi-Fi network and enter the following fields and values (If your network is public and already listed under Wi-Fi networks you should ignore that and still add the new one)
    – Network SSID: yournetwork
    – Security: 802.1x Enterprise
    – EAP method: PEAP
    – Phase 2 authentication: MSCHAPV2
    – Identity: yourusername
    – Wireless password: yourpassword
    When finished you should probably see your new network listed as “not in range”.
  4. Download and open the free application WiFi Advanced Configuration Editor from Android Marked.
  5. Click on the new network you just created (WPA_EAP IEEE8021x) and go into Key Management and uncheck the field WPA_EAP.
  6. Exit the application, and you should now connect to the network.