Connect to wifi with a Blackberry
Before you start, find your Blackberry's MAC address. Click on the Menu key and then choose Options and Status. The MAC address (MAC stands for Media Access Controller) is a twelve character reference unique to your Blackberry - on the status screen, it's called the WLAN MAC and will look a bit like this:
Make a note of this reference and then register your Blackberry device. You can do this by connecting to the wifi setup network (sussex-wifi-setup) on your Blackberry but you may find it easier to complete this first part of the process using another computer that's already connected to the internet (such as a PC in one of the computer rooms on campus):
Now, on your Blackberry:
Your Blackberry should now connect to the internet - you can tell if you're connected because the WiFi symbol will not be greyed out and the word eduroam is sometimes shown at the top of the screen.
The next time you connect
If, when your Blackberry tries to connect, it advises you the Sussex security certificate is untrusted, click on Trust. You may then be prompted to enter your security password for the Blackberry device (or set one if this is the first time you've needed to save the security details for a network).
Reading your Sussex email
You can read your Sussex email on your Blackberry device. The process varies a little on different models but this procedure has been tested on a Blackberry Curve 8520 and should be a useful guide.
created on 2011-09-21 by David Guest
last updated on 2011-10-14 by David Guest