Wifi Configuration for Android Devices
  • 28 Sep 2023
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Wifi Configuration for Android Devices

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Article summary

Scalefusion's WiFi configuration feature helps you create a Wi-Fi network that can then be pushed to the devices so that the Wi-Fi network is automatically configured on them.

In this guide, we will see how to create a Wi-Fi configuration on Scalefusion Dashboard and then apply it to Android Device Profiles.

Before You Begin

  1. Android Device Profile should be created

Wifi Configuration

Creating a Wi-Fi Configuration

  1. On the Scalefusion Dashboard, navigate to Device Profiles and Policies> All Configurations> Wifi settings. This screen displays all the Wi-Fi networks that you have created till now. Click on CREATE NEW > Basic to create a new Wi-Fi configuration.
  2. The Wifi Configuration window is displayed with the following fields,
    1. Configuration Name: Enter a name for this configuration to refer to it across the Dashboard.
    2. SSID: Enter the SSID broadcast name for the Wifi.
    3. Hidden Network: Enable this if the network is hidden.
    4. Security Type: Select a Security Type from None, WEP, WPA/WPA2 PSK, 802.1 x EAP. If you select None, the device won't ask for a password to connect to this Wifi configuration.
    5. Password: If the security type is WEP OR WPA/WPA2 PSK, enter the password required to connect to this Wi-Fi.
    6. Proxy: A proxy is used to give access to a few websites to the user connected to a Wi-Fi network. There are two types of proxy: Manual and Automatic
      1. Manual: For manual proxy settings, enter the following values :
        - IP address
        - Port no
        - Bypass proxy for (Optional): The URLs mentioned here will be bypassed even after Proxy settings are applied
      2. Automatic: For the Automatic proxy setting, enter the URL where the PAC file is hosted. Pac file has all the proxy settings, which are set by admin.
        These proxy settings are applied to devices connected to the same WiFi configuration.
        If proxy values are invalid/not working on the device then the system admin needs to fix it. The Proxy setting values that are sent from the dashboard to the device can be checked on the device by going to System Settings > Wifi > Connected Wifi > Proxy settings.
        Internet will be lost on the device if the invalid proxy is set on it, and the device will receive no further pushes until settings are corrected on both the dashboard as well as the device.
  3. Once you have entered the relevant details, click on SUBMIT to save the configuration. The configuration will start appearing in the list of Wifi configurations.

Additional Actions

You can perform the following actions once Wifi Configuration is created:

  • Publish: Click on the Publish button and select Android Device Profiles and Devices to directly push the configuration.
  • Edit: This opens the 'Update Configuration' window where you can edit the existing Configuration
  • Delete: Deletes the Wifi Configuration

Global Settings

There are also some Global Settings through which you can give access to the device-user to use the Wi-Fi connections and switch to other available Wi-Fi

By default, all the settings are set to OFF
Allow Users to access Wi-Fi connection inside the appIf enabled, this setting allows the user to access a Wi-Fi connection from inside the Scalefusion app.
Allow users to connect/disconnect from WiFi NetworkOnce enabled, users are allowed to connect or disconnect from the WiFi network
Delete Wifi Configuration from Device
Deletes Wi-Fi configuration from the device. Select this to delete a Wi-Fi configuration when you unpublish it from the device or devices are moved to a different profile.
Admins should use this option with caution as it will delete the configured Wi-Fi from the device, and the device may be disconnected

Use the Legacy Connection MethodAllows you to use the Wi-Fi connection method from the Settings on your device. Enable this option if you observe issues with connecting to the configured Wi-Fi settings.

To apply Global settings, click the Apply button after making selections.

Applying WiFi Configuration on Android Device Profile

Now that the Wi-Fi configuration is created, it can be applied to the Android Device Profile(s) and hence get configured on the devices on which the device profile is applied. Follow the steps below,

  1. Navigate to Device Management > Device Profiles section.
  2. Launch the Device Profile Wizard by clicking on CREATE NEW PROFILE or select an Android Device Profile and Edit it from the action panel.
  3. Navigate to Restrictions, click on WIFI SETTINGS on the left panel, and select the Wifi configuration that you have created,
  4. You can select Primary and additional Wi-Fi configurations on this page so that they are remotely configured on the device. Depending upon the network signal and strength, Android chooses which Wi-Fi to connect automatically.
  5. Click UPDATE PROFILE to save the changes to the device profile.

The Wi-Fi configurations will be applied to the devices on which this Device Profile is applied.

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