Smartphones & Tablets

Smartphones & Tablets

The Student Wireless System supports many types of handheld devices. The are many and various platforms available on the market today so we are publishing details here on the main Operating systems running on these devices.

iOS Devices iPod Touches, iPads & iPhones

  • Go to Settings.
  • Go to Wifi and select "On".
  • Select "UCC Students".
  • Under security choose "WPA2 Enterprise".
  • Enter your student number for the username and your open access student lab password.
  • Select "Join" and accept the certificate.
  • Once selected you will see the connection listed in your Wi-Fi networks.
  • Choose UCC Students and press the right arrow.
  • Scroll down to the proxy settings and choose "Manual".
  • Set the server to http-proxy and the port to 8080

Android Devices (Samsung,HTC,etc)

  • Go to Wi-Fi settings and click Add Wi-fi network.
  • Enter Network SSID as "UCC Students".
  • Set "Security" to "802.1x EAP".
  • Set"EAP method" to PEAP.
  • Set Phase 2 authentication to "MSCHAPV2".
  • Leave CA certificate "unspecified".
  • Leave User certificate "unspecified".
  • Set Identity to your student number.
  • Leave Anonymous Identity blank.
  • Set password to your open access student lab password.
  • Now go to settings - Wireless & Network settings scroll to the end and you should see Proxy Settings.
  • For hostname enter "http-proxy.local" and the port 8080.
  • Make sure "use proxy only on wifi" is checked and click "Save".

Android Issues

There are many version of the Android Operating System and you should be aware that some of these versions, some quite recent, do not support the configuration we have here in UCC. Some versions will not allow you configure a proxy on your wireless connection and in some cases students have had to download 3rd party apps/browsers (e.g. ProxyDroid) from the marketplace to avail of the wireless. This has been a design decision on Android developer’s part and thankfully they have released access to the proxy settings from version 2.3 and up. Some phone providers have however fought to block this access with the phones they sell keep people using their data tariffs, so your device still may not have access given to proxy settings. 

Other Devices

By covering Android and iOS devices, the bulk of the handheld market is covered but BlackBerry tablets with RIM OS and HP Tablets with WebOS also work on our system. The interface is somewhat different but the descriptions above regarding the configuration hold largely true. Unfortunately we do not have access to a lot of these devices to document what is required to configure them and this would also be quite a costly exercise.


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