Network security is one of the important IT concerns and organizations strive to ensure that the Wi-Fi networks that the company devices connect to are known, identified and verified for security. When employees work remotely, this concern is mitigated by configuring VPN on the devices but when employees work from a conventional office setup, the Wi-Fi network connections are uniform and consistent. The ability to plug and work as soon as employees enter the office premises is essential to support productivity.
And this is exactly why setting up Wi-Fi on corporate-owned as well as BYO devices used for work is critical. This helps in automatically configuring the Wi-Fi networks on these devices. In this article, let us learn how to set up Wi-Fi for Android, iOS, Windows and macOS devices.
Creating Wi-Fi Network Configuration
Navigate to the Utilities section of the Scalefusion dashboard. Click on the Wi-Fi Settings to get started. Here, you can create an OS specific Wi-Fi connection and configure the Global settings applicable for all Wi-Fi Connections such as allowing or blocking users to disconnect Wi-Fi, allowing users to access Wi-Fi connections inside an app and enforcing legacy connection method.
Setting up Wi-Fi for Android and Windows 10 devices
From the dropdown, select the Wi-Fi network connection setup for Android using Android MDM. Enter the Wi-Fi name, SSID, configure the network connection type and security type.
You can then configure the Identity of the Wi-Fi and push Identity Certificate for the same. You can select from the digital certificates already uploaded for the wireless network and also push the trust certificates and select a proxy.
You can submit the settings and it will be available on the dashboard ready to be pushed on the device profiles of Windows 10 and Android devices.
Setting up Wi-Fi for iOS and macOS devices
For iOS devices, you have to start by entering the network name and the SSID. You can then select the network type and proxy setup. For Manual setup, you will have to enter the Server, Port details along with the Username and Password
You can then configure the Proxy server URL and allow or block direct connections to the network. The next step is to select the security type from Dynamic WEP, WPA/WPA2 Enterprise, WPA2 Enterprise (iOS 8 & later). If you select the LEAP option, the username and password for the Wi-Fi network will have to be submitted.
If you select the PEAP option, you can push the Wi-Fi configuration using digital certificates. You can select from the available client certificates and add a trust certificate. You can then update the configuration and push it on the device profiles of macOS and iOS devices.