I have Sony Xperia Tipo. I connected to the WiFi at my college. But even after connecting I am unable to access the internet. What is the problem?

  • They could have been using proxy. You have to set the proxy settings in that case.
    – LifeH2O
    Jan 14, 2013 at 15:19
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    There is no way we can answer this with the information you have given. Without more information all we can do is guess.
    – Hennes
    Jan 14, 2013 at 15:22

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In colleges they usually use proxy server to connect to internet. Ask them and set the proxy in Wirless settings in your phone.


If you college uses Eduroam, there's actually a fairly lengthy process to properly connect. It essentially comes down to the network certificates in use, and obtaining and installing them on your phone. As you have Android, you may benefit from using a 3rd-party app to connect to this network (as that is what I've done). The one I used is here: eduroam CAT , although there are certainly alternatives you may prefer.

If your college does not use eduroam, the requirements will be different. Try connecting to the wifi, and browsing to any commercial website. If your college has a redirect system, you will be redirected to a page where you can login and register your device.

If the browser redirect fails, go to your college's IT page and look for articles showing you how to connect. That will give you the specific information that you need.

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