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Message from jason.cook@adelaide.edu.au

Hi, Just had our first request for assistance with a Kindle, not an overly popular product here yet but apparently gaining more interest. Of course it just doesn't work with our wireless which I'm sure is quite common and we are not planning to run a PSK network for devices like this. Web auth is also something we have been avoiding to run, mainly around being a less user friendly service and some concerns around security that we have not had time/prioritised to investigate. I was wandering if some of you have chosen to provide a wireless network for such devices and how you go about it? I've included the response I got from Amazon about it, first level support seemed helpful but it's not really up to them Regards Jason -- Jason Cook Technology Services The University of Adelaide, AUSTRALIA 5005 Ph : +61 8 8313 4800 e-mail: jason.cook@adelaide.edu.au

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We haven't seen to may of the basic kindle or the nook for that matter, but after the winter break the kindle fire is everywhere on campus and it is able to use the WPA2 Enterprise network. I'd be very surprised if Amazon went back and retooled the kindle's software so it is capable of using WPA2 Enterprise, when now you can just upgrade to the kindle fire... Mike
Message from jason.cook@adelaide.edu.au

Quite true, and the Fire runs a different OS so it's unlikely but we can hope. The problem here is that the fire is not available in Australia, so only the real techy people would make the effort to get one. The person I spoke to looked into it, but wasn't keen on going into the effort of getting one. It's unlikely to become a major issue, but always good to see what others do. -- Jason Cook Technology Services The University of Adelaide, AUSTRALIA 5005 Ph : +61 8 8313 4800 e-mail: jason.cook@adelaide.edu.au
Message from fligor@illinois.edu

Our legacy captive portal SSID works (somewhat painfully) with the kindle keyboard from my personal experience, as long as the clock is set correctly. One of the reasons we haven't totally gotten rid of the captive portal option is to support one-offs like this. It seems like there is always going to be something that comes out without enterprise support or that some vendor breaks enterprise support with a software upgrade and we have to support it while waiting for a patch. -debbie On Jan 30, 2012, at 16:47, Jason Cook wrote: > Hi, > > Just had our first request for assistance with a Kindle, not an overly popular product here yet but apparently gaining more interest. Of course it just doesn't work with our wireless which I'm sure is quite common and we are not planning to run a PSK network for devices like this. Web auth is also something we have been avoiding to run, mainly around being a less user friendly service and some concerns around security that we have not had time/prioritised to investigate. > > I was wandering if some of you have chosen to provide a wireless network for such devices and how you go about it? > > I've included the response I got from Amazon about it, first level support seemed helpful but it's not really up to them > > Regards > > Jason > > -- > Jason Cook > Technology Services > The University of Adelaide, AUSTRALIA 5005 > Ph : +61 8 8313 4800 > e-mail: jason.cook@adelaide.edu.au > > >