- Go to Settings->Connection->Access Points
- Create a new access point with any name you want
- Use the following configuration:
- Data bearer: Wireless LAN
- WLAN network name: the SSID of your WLAN which is found by a WLAN scan or provided by your sysadmin
- Network status: it is probably Public, but my company’s WLAN name is not broadcasted, so I need to select Hidden
- WLAN network mode: Infrastructure
- WLAN security mode: although some people report WPA/WPA2 work for them, 802.1x is the only option that works for me
- Enter the WLAN security settings subpanel
- WPA/WPA2: EAP
- EAP plug-in settings: leave only EAP-LEAP enabled/checked using the Options menu
- Put the cursor over EAP-LEAP and select Options->Configure
- User name: Put the user name they gave you, in my case is my e-mail address
- Prompt password: I use No
- Password: your password (for LEAP use a very complex password for security reasons)
- Homepage: http://avi.alkalay.net/2007/08/leap-nokia-e-series.html so you will have bookmarked the source of this information 😀
With this configuration I am able to connect to my company’s WLAN, which uses Cisco routers and access points. By the way, EAP-LEAP is a proprietary WLAN authentication protocol created by Cisco, and looks like it is considered obsolete.
I also noticed that if the GSM SIM chip is not inserted (offline mode), the phone behavior of getting connected is more difficult. It does not recognize a Hidden WLAN and I had to force the connection. With a GSM SIM chip inserted everything works nicely and as expected.
Looks like only Nokia E-series phones (E61, E61i, E70 etc) running the S60 platform can connect to LEAP WLANs. Same generation Nokia N-series phones (N73, N80, N95) can’t, because they were not designed for business environments — the kind of environments that uses Cisco’s EAP-LEAP.