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I am running CyanogenMod 10 (based on Android 4.1.2) on my Motorola Milestone 2. I just switched to the French mobile carrier Free Mobile. They offer access to their "FreeWifi_secure" wifi network in the plan. The authentication method is known as EAP-SIM ; it connects using information in the SIM card. However, this option is not given when you try to connect using the "Settings" app in Android.

So I tried to connect to the FreeWifi_secure wifi by following a method explained on XDA-Developers.com. It consists in adding the following lines to /data/misc/wifi/wpa_supplicant.conf :

network={
    ssid="FreeWifi_secure"
    key_mgmt=WPA-EAP IEEE8021X
    eap=SIM
    priority=70
}

I managed to follow the instructions but still cannot connect to the wifi network. FreeWifi_secure is correctly displayed as a favorite network, however, when trying to connect, it never goes past the "Connecting…" step.

Do you know whether the Milestone 2 is hardwarewise compatible with EAP-SIM ? Or is the incompatibility due to a software limitation in CyanogenMod ? Have you personally managed to use the Free Mobile wifi network ?

  • It looks like Android in general doesn't support EAP-SIM and Free Mobile's wifi network, CNet France ran a story about this back in April, here Free Mobile : bascule 3G / Free WiFi mais pas pour Android ? (also you seem to have mis-copied your XDA link, it's got a load of dots in the middle instead of the actual address) – GAThrawn Jan 9 '13 at 11:30
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    So I contacted Motorola's customer support and they told me that none of their phones was compatible with EAP-SIM. – Agmenor Jan 10 '13 at 14:00
  • Thanks for pointing at my broken link. However EAP-SIM is compatible with some Android phones as shown here for instance : forum.freenews.fr/index.php/topic,80665.0.html – Agmenor Jan 10 '13 at 14:06

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