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How do I set up my Android device for wireless at UVa?


It is possible to get your Android-enabled mobile device onto the UVa unsecured wireless network "wahoo." As of right now it is not possible to get on the secure wireless network "cavalier," so you should not use your Android device to do online banking or other secure operations when connected to the UVa network via "wahoo."

Step by Step: 
  1. On a computer, use a web browser to visit
  2. Enter your login and password for Netbadge.
  3. Click Register a Device for Network Action.
  4. You will need to find your phone's MAC address:
    • On your Android device, tap the Home button on your phone to return to the desktop.
    • Tap the Menu button, then Settings.

    • Tap Wireless & Networks.
    • Tap Wifi Settings.
    • Tap the Menu button, then Advanced.

    • Your MAC address is listed on this page.

      mac address
  5. Back on the computer, enter the MAC address in the Physical / Hardware address text box.
  6. Set the Wireless Device box to Yes.
  7. Click Submit Registration. NOTE: you may have to wait up to 5 minutes before the registration percolates through the network.
  8. On your Android-enabled phone, tap the Home button to return to the desktop.
  9. Tap the Menu button, then Settings, then Wireless & Networks.
  10. Tap Wifi Settings.
  11. Scroll to the bottom of the page and tap Add Wi-Fi Network.

    add wahoo
  12. Enter the name wahoo and tap Save.
  13. Connect to wahoo.