03-17-2009 07:02 AM
i've just got a blackberry 8900 and i can't connect to faculty wireless network due to a "pap - inner link security" demand.
anyone knows any program that can solve that? i've googled a bit and haven't found anything. (few opened topics that all end without a solution).
too bad blackberry doesn't support this since lots of universities (www.eduroam.org) and public organizations use this kinda protection, at least in my country. i believe this is a software, not hardware issue, any ideas on this "feature" ? any words from the developers on this issue?
03-20-2009 11:50 AM
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07-23-2009 10:19 AM
TTLS-PAP is also used commonly by many organizations with non-Microsoft directory systems. And is commonly used by American universities as well. All three of the schools I attended, Harvard, Berkeley and UPenn, all used TTLS-PAP to secure their wireless networks.... Wild guess, those schools could be filled with idiots, but I'd venture a guess that they have people smart enough to deploy a wifi network properly.
It's a question of being secure, and of being tolerant towards servers that are not secured.
This isn't accurate. Yes, PAP is not a secure password exchange method. But it is being sent through a TLS tunnel which is very secure. That is like saying sending a password in a web form through a SSL tunnel isn't secure. Well, actually, it is.
Also, it isn't for RIM to decide what is / isn't secure on user's wireless networks. Your analogy of SSLv2 just doesn't jive. If security was even an issue (it isn't) and PAP isn't supported because the RIM's great banevolence to their users, why is WEP still support? Or why are open networks supported?
All arguments aside TTLS-PAP is a very commonly used 802.1x authentication method supported by Windows Mobile, iPhone, Web OS, Mac OS X and Windows... RIM needs to get it together on this one.
08-22-2009 02:13 AM
I have the same problem. My university wifi is using TTLS and PAP. And I can't get this Blackbbery Wifi work.
My friend have an iPhone, he can connect to wifi with TTLS and PAP.
Do I need to upgrade my BB OS ?
01-13-2010 12:24 AM
Most likey, you will need to upgrade to a non-Blackberry phone, since TTLS/PAP is not available in the 4.5 firmware. Nor, according to beta testers, is it in 5.x. Apparently everybody BUT BB supports it.
02-11-2010 11:15 AM
Im very confused that programmers from respectable firm like RIM dont know how to implement this 200 lines of code from this rfc:
I bought BB Bold 9000 and get awfull support for that. Just sentences: It cant be done, Not possible etc.
Because nobody in respectable firm like RIM took seriously demand for PAP protocol and problem of EDUORAM i will never buy RIM device again and I advice other dont buy that **bleep**.
03-16-2010 05:28 PM
My school (UPenn which is in the US) also uses TTLS PAP. I bought the BB Curve 8900 so I could use wifi and now I'm very disappointed. If there is a solution I would be thrilled to hear about it.