Windows Phone 7.5 Connect to WiFi using Certificate

Posted on 2011-10-26
Last Modified: 2014-11-12
I have just got a new LG C900 windows 7 phone, have done the upgrade to 7.5 (Mango).
I am trying to add my phone to sync over the cisco Wifi WAP right next to my office.
The wifi uses (user) certificate  based authentication from my local enterprise certificate authority.
I have emailed myself the correct cert, using a password based wifi point in another part of the office
With the certificate installed it makes no difference, trying to connect to the cert based wifi, it still prompts for password based authentication.
Any ideas.

I also know th hack to get into the 'secret' engineers menu on the phone, but i have not found anything to assist with the above problem.
Question by:cplit
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    First off Congrats on your phone :)

    Second, are you getting the famous "your phone couldn’t reach the Wi-Fi network" error after your attempt?
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    Also what security type is your wifi network using? WEP..wpa2???

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    Hi Mikal,
    Cheers, Just trying to be a bit dirrent from the torrents of android devices coming into the Company:)

    Using WPA2 for security.
    Using Radius authenication for the enterprise cert.
    The error i receive is the one you have stated.

    Hope this helps.
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    Good info! But I cant seem to find anything :(


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    Found out that win phone 7 and Mango does not support EAP-TLS.
    F'in brilliant.
    Should have biten the bullet, waited and got supplied with an iphone 4s.

    Sort your sh*t out microsoft.

    good to vent
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    Sorry bro :(

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    Found the information myself

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