Mobile Devices at UVA
Configure an Android for UVA Wireless
How to Connect Your Android to UVA’s
wahoo WiFi Network
ITS supports Android connections to UVA’s unencrypted
wahoo wireless network. Connections to cavalier are currently unsupported.
To Connect Your Android to
You can complete all steps directly on your Android,
you can do your Android’s network registration from a computer: or
Connect using your mobile device
You must be on Grounds at UVA to complete these steps.
Connect your Android to
Welcome_to_UVa_Wireless. Add the
wahoo network to your Android but don’t wait for it to connect—it won’t until you’re finished:
Settings, then Add Wi-Fi network. In the pop-up that appears, under
Network SSID, type wahoo. In the Security field, indicate none. Register your Android using UVA’s prepopulated Network Registration form. It may take 5-10 minutes for registration to complete.
All done! Problems? See troubleshooting problems connecting Androids to . wahoo
Connect using your computer
Locate your Android device’s MAC (Media Access Control) address, also known as a “network card address” or “physical address.” To find it:
On your Android, open Settings, scroll down and select About at the bottom. Then tap Hardware Information (on some devices this may be Status or some other choice), then Wi-Fi MAC Address. Make a note of your Android’s MAC address.
On your computer, go to the
UVa Network Registration form now . Under (opens in a new window) Faculty, Staff, and Students, click the button. If needed, log into NetBadge.
Register a device for network access link. The registration form will appear. In the
Physical/Hardware Address field, type the WiFi or MAC address you just looked up on your Android. From the
dropdown menu, select This is a wireless device Yes. If a
dropdown menu appears, select Contact Group No Group. (This menu will not appear for students.) Leave the
Asset Tag (optional) and Serial Number (optional) fields blank. To differentiate this device from your other devices registered at UVa, in the
Identifying Notes (e.g. Make/Model, Location) field, type some information about your Android. Click the Submit Registration button. It may take 5-10 minutes for the registration to complete. While you wait, you can set up your Android for wahoo. On your device:
Settings, then select Wireless & Networks. Tap
Wi-Fi Settings and then Add Wi-Fi network. In the pop-up that appears, under
Network SSID, type wahoo. In the
Security field, indicate none.
Troubleshooting Problems Connecting Androids to UVA WiFi
Is WiFi currently turned on? Check, and enable if necessary, in your Android Settings.
Is your device registered at UVA? Before connecting, all devices must first be registered:
Is your Android connecting to You can do very little on the WiFi network called Welcome_to_UVa_Wireless? Welcome_to_UVa_Wireless besides register your device. After first-time setup, your device is still attempting to connect to this network, tell it to “forget” Welcome_to_UVa_Wireless and select wahoo WiFi instead.
Are you trying to connect to Connecting Androids to cavalier WiFi? cavalier WiFi is currently unsupported because of the inconsistent way Androids handle digital certificates across devices and manufacturers. Connect to wahoo instead.
If you are within range of After successfully connecting, your Android should autodetect wahoo, is your Android failing to detect it? wahoo anytime it is available ( cavalier will be listed anytime you’re in range of wahoo, though wahoo may not display). If wahoo does not appear among the list of available WiFi networks, it may be because the unencrypted wahoo wireless network SSID is not broadcast like cavalier. Some Androids are known to have difficulty connecting to non-broadcast wireless networks. Check with your Android manufacturer or wireless service provider.