Wifi Configuration for Android Devices

Scalefusion's Wifi configuration feature helps you create a Wifi Network that can then be pushed to the devices, so that the Wifi network is automatically configured on them.

In this guide we will see how to create a Wifi 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 Wifi Configuration

  1. On Scalefusion Dashboard, navigate to Utilities > Wifi Settings. This screen displays all the Wifi networks that you have created till now. Click on CREATE NEW > Basic to create a new Wifi 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 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 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 Wifi.
    6. Proxy: Proxy is used to give access to few websites to the user connected to Wifi network. There are two types of proxy : Manual and Automatic
      1. Manual: For manual proxy settings enter 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 Automatic proxy setting, enter the URL where pac file is hosted. Pac file has all the proxy settings which is set by admin.

These proxy settings get applied to devices connected to same Wifi configuration.

If proxy values are invalid/not working on device then system admin needs to fix. The Proxy setting values that are sent from dashboard to device can be checked on the device by going to System Settings > Wifi > Connected Wifi > Proxy settings.
Internet will be lost on device if invalid proxy is set on it and the device will receive no further pushes until settings are corrected on both dashboard as well as device.
  1. 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 device-user to use the Wi-Fi connections and switch to other available Wi-Fi

By default all the settings are set to OFF

Setting

Description

Allow Users to access Wifi Connection inside the app

If enabled, this setting allows user to access Wifi connection from inside the Scalefusion app.

Allow users to connect/disconnect from WiFi Network

Once enabled, users are allowed to connect or disconnect from WiFi network

Delete Wifi Configuration from Device

Deletes Wifi Configuration from device. Select this to delete a Wifi 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 Wifi from device and device may be disconnected

Use Legacy Connection Method

Allows you to use the Wifi connection method from the Settings on your device. Enable this option if you observe issues with connecting to the configured Wifi settings.

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

Applying WiFi Configuration on Android Device Profile

Now that Wifi 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 and click on WIFI SETTINGS on the left panel and select the Wifi configuration that you have created,
  4. You can select Primary and additional Wifi configurations on this page so that they are remotely configured on the device. Depending upon the network signal and strength, Android chooses which Wifi to connect automatically.
  5. Click UPDATE PROFILE to save the changes to the device profile.

The Wifi Configurations will get applied to the devices on which this Device Profile is applied.


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