Wi-Fi Connections for Enterprise Mobile Devices: Android

If your enterprise security policy and mobile devices allow it, users will be connecting to Wi-Fi networks. There are some techniques you may want to use when instructing your corporate users and signs that users need to watch for on Wi-Fi networks. Make sure that users are wary and cautious of connecting to open networks.

A number of devices on the market run the Android operating system, including the Motorola Droid, HTC Desire, and Droid Incredible.

1

On your Android device, tap the Settings icon.

You may have to navigate the applications list to locate the Settings icon.

2

Tap Wireless & Networks under Settings.

The Wireless & Network Settings screen appears.

3

Tap Wi-Fi Settings.

Note that Wi-Fi needs to be turned on for the device to be able to detect Wi-Fi networks. If necessary, tap Wi-Fi to turn it on. When Wi-Fi is enabled, you should see a list of networks on this page. (If you don't see any Wi-Fi networks, it simply means that you aren't near any.)

Networks that are open and insecure appear without a padlock icon. Beware of connecting to such networks. At the very least, start up a VPN tunnel to your corporate VPN gateway as soon as you connect to such an open network.

4

Select a network to connect to.

If prompted, enter the password to connect.

Many public networks require you to accept a legal agreement to use their network. Be sure to glance through the disclaimer before you accept the policy offered to you.

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