Monday, January 10, 2011

Connecting to PAL2.0 with your Android

It's a piece of cake to connect to PAL2.0 with Andriod if you know what you are doing.

(I'll add a screen shot soon)
  • Go to Settings -> Wireless & Networks -> Wi-Fi Settings -> Add Wi-Fi network
  • Network SSID:  PAL2.0
  • Peer to peer (ad-hoc) network should remain unchecked.
  • Security: 802.1x EAP
  • EAP Method: PEAP
  • Phase 2 authentication / CA certificate / User certificate: none
  • Identity: your_pu_username
  • Anonymous identity: (blank)
  • Password: your_pu_password
Press Save and you should be good to go. 

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Purdue Email on your Droid

An easy way to link your new Droid (I have the Droid X) with your Purdue e-mail account. 

1. Open the My Accounts application that comes installed on your phone. 

2. Press the Add account at the bottom.

3. Enter your Purdue email and Password and make sure the Automatically configure account button is NOT checked.

4. Press Next

5. From this Menu Screen press Incoming Server.

6. Server:

7. Port: 993

8.  Check Use secure connection

9. Make sure Verify Certificate is unchecked and press Ok.

10. Go back to the Menu Screen (Pic from Step 5), and press Outgoing Server.

11. SMTP Server:

12. Port:  587

13. Check Use Secure connection and make sure Verify Certificate is unchecked and press Ok.

Press Ok until you are back at your My Accounts screen. General Settings and Other Settings are self-explanatory. Go to the phones Applications and select Email. You should be able to see your Purdue Inbox (right). By holding down the top button that reads Purdue: Inbox you can access your email's other folders (bottom), and the + will composer a new email (left).

Hoped this helped somebody.