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Connect to eduroam from a Blackberry

To help staff and students of the James Hutton Institute connect to the eduroam wireless network, this page provides instructions for connecting from a BlackBerry.

These instructions should be followed whilst onsite at the Aberdeen or Dundee sites of the James Hutton Institute.

Visitors to the James Hutton Institute who wish to use eduroam should have already setup their device based on their home site’s instructions before visiting.

  • Depending on the BlackBerry you have, there may be some differences from those shown. Click here if you have a BlackBerry 10 device.
  • You will have to first install a certificate before you can connect to eduroam. From your BlackBerry browse to this page, click on this eduroam certificate link and select “Import” at the bottom of the page. You may be asked to set a Key Store password of your choice, or to enter the password you’ve set in the past for your BlackBerry’s Key Store.

Install Eduroam on a Blackberry step one

  • If prompted, select “OK” to confirm that key store access is allowed, and then select “Yes” to confirm you would like to trust the certificate. If necessary, select “OK” again to confirm key store access.
  • Go to "Manage Connections" Install Eduroam on a Blackberry step two and scroll down and select "Wi-Fi Network".

Install Eduroam on a Blackberry step three

 

  • Select eduroam. If you see more than one entry called eduroam, select the first one shown.

Install Eduroam on a Blackberry step four

  • In the "Wi-Fi Security" screen, enter the following:
    Username: Your Hutton username with @hutton.ac.uk on the end. For example if your hutton username is normally aa40123 you would enter aa40123@hutton.ac.uk. Entering your email address or your username without @hutton.ac.uk will not work.
    Password: Your Hutton password.
    CA Certificate: Select the "None Selected" button and scroll down to select "JHI Roaming Certificate Authority" (press the J key to jump down to this option in the list).

    All other options should be left as they are by default.

Install Eduroam on a Blackberry step five

  • Scroll down to the bottom of the page and select "Save and Connect" Install Eduroam on a Blackberry step six.
  • You should then see a message telling you that the connection was a success. If you see a message that says you have failed to associate with the network, select “Save”, and then select eduroam again in the Wi-Fi network list to try again.
  • Scroll down to the bottom of the “Wi-Fi Network” page and select “Saved Wi-Fi Networks”, and select “eduroam”. Tick “Allow inter-access point handover” if it is unticked, and select “Save and Connect” again.

Install Eduroam on a Blackberry step seven

If you still have issues you may need to check your username, password and certificate entries are correct, which you can do by browsing to the “Saved Wi-Fi Networks” option as described in the last step above. Make sure that your username is entered as described above with @hutton.ac.uk on the end, and confirm your password is correct by entering it again.

BlackBerry 10

If you have a BlackBerry 10 device, you’ll need to follow these instructions instead. It is very important that you install the certificate first. Although BlackBerry 10 devices will let you connect to eduroam without a certificate, you must ensure that you follow these instructions to make sure you only ever connect to an authentic eduroam wireless network.

Installing the certificate

Blackberry screenshot

  • Make a note of the IPv4 address underneath where it says USB. This will be something like 169.254.59.9. Ignore the /30 or similar on the end. An example of what you may see is below.

Blackberry screenshot

  • With your BlackBerry still connected by USB to your computer, on a Windows PC open a file explorer window and in the address bar at the top enter the IPv4 address you took a note of with \\ before it. For example, you might enter \\169.254.59.9
    If you’re connected to a Mac computer, go to Go > Connect to Server. Type in the IPv4 address you took a note of with smb:// before it. For example, you might enter smb://169.254.59

Blackberry screenshot

  • Open the certs folder, and copy in the eduroam certificate file you saved to your computer. You can now disconnect your BlackBerry from the computer.
  • Blackberry screenshotOn the BlackBerry tap the back arrow, and go to Security and Privacy > Certificates and click on the Import icon in the bottom right.
  • Tick the Wi-Fi box, and select Next.

Blackberry screenshot

  • You should see the eduroam-cert-hutton.der file listed. Select this, and then select the Import icon in the bottom right of the screen. You can now exit the Settings area, as you’ve completed installing the certificate.

Configuring eduroam

  • From the Wi-Fi settings (swipe down from the top of the screen is one way to access these), select the eduroam network.
  • Enter the following information:
    Username: Your Hutton username with @hutton.ac.uk on the end. For example if your hutton username is normally aa40123 you would enter aa40123@hutton.ac.uk. Entering your email address or your username without @hutton.ac.uk will not work.
    Password: Your Hutton password.
    Select Advanced and then enter the following:
    CA Certificate: Select the "None Selected" entry and scroll down to select "JHI Roaming Certificate Authority".
    Inter-Access Point Handover: Set this to On.
    All other options should be left as they are by default.
  • Select Connect from the top right of the screen.

eduroam connected

If you still have issues you may need to check your username, password and certificate entries are correct, which you can do by browsing to the Wi-Fi settings and selecting the Saved Networks button Blackberry screenshot, and then selecting eduroam. Make sure that your username is entered as described above with @hutton.ac.uk on the end, and confirm your password is correct by entering it again.


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