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Old 05-26-2008, 10:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So here is what I am trying to do, and I'm not sure if it's possible.
I want to connect to my University's WiFi. The university has a security system where once you've connected to the wireless network you must log in and authenticate so you can actually start using the WiFi. I'm not sure what the security type is, so I don't know if to select WEP, etc.
My goal here is to bypass that and do what I do with my laptop. Whenever I go on campus and I connect to the WiFi, I just use the VPN client to authenticate and that solves my problem. Is there a way to authenticate using VPN once my phone connects to the WiFi, because otherwise its connected and it shows the yellow circle, which doesn't let me browse the web, etc.

Old 05-26-2008, 11:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Your college would have to use one of the VPNs that is preinstalled under VPN on your BlackBerry. My understanding is that there is no third party solution at this point.
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...and another option would be to talk to the university IT guys and ask 'em about the type of security they have deployed for the WiFi. Who knows, it could just be WEP?
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