Nexus 7 wifi connectivity problem
August 22, 2012 11:37 AM Subscribe
I got them ol' wifi blues: I took the plunge and bought a Nexus 7
, primarily to use for reading textbooks. While it works great on my home wifi, at school, it is unable to connect (apparently Jelly Bean and enterprise wifi don't play nice). Can you help me identify what's causing the problem and fix it?
posted by ocherdraco to computers & internet (8 answers total)
My Nexus 7 is running Android 4.1.1 (Jelly Bean). According to Google, it works with 802.11 b/g/n wifi.
My college's network says it will respond to either 802.11b or 802.11g devices. Here is their extremely annoying wifi info site
which manages to provide lots of text and hardly any information at all.
Here's what happens when I try to log in: I put in my username and password and the device will say "Connecting" for quite a while until it eventually says "Authentication Problem".
I took it to the helpdesk here on campus and the person there said, basically, that they've just noticed an issue with Android devices running Jelly Bean not being able to connect to their wifi (and apparently other enterprise wifi networks), and as far as they can tell, at this point, there's nothing they can do about it.
I'm also going to be calling the Nexus 7 helpline, but any help y'all can give in identifying the cause or a solution to my problem would be great.