Confirmed just a minute ago that firmware 2.1.1 is indeed capable of connecting to LEAP networks (at least my employee’s). Procedure described in a previous post in this blog is still valid, and I’ve also checked that it also works if you choose WPA2 Enterprise instead (enter the LEAP login then)
Just found out a minute or two ago that the (relatively) long-awaited WordPress.app has arrived to the Apple AppStore – for free, of course.
So, at the risk of being yet another (empty) article in the blogosphere doing the same exact thing, here I am reporting this fact directly from my iPod touch, of course 🙂
(Not sure if anything changed in the 2.0 firmaware when it comes to using the on-screen touch keyboard, but it just occurred to me that I’m typing pretty fast now)
Woohoo! Altough I couldn’t find any official (or even unofficial) links at the moment, I can safely say that the new Touch 2.0 firmware now supports LEAP Authentication! I got it working by accident on my company’s wireless network which exclusively supports LEAP authentication.
There are a few gotchas, though. When configuring your wireless connection, it seems that there’s no LEAP option shown at the list of security mechanism. And in my case, my company’s wireless SSID is hidden by default (although I can see it in my NetworkManager’s list of wireless networks). So what worked for me was:
- Go to your Wi-Fi Networks settings at Settings->Wi-fi.
- Choose Other Network
- Enter your network’s SSID and choose None security, and Join
- The iPod then should bind with the wireless network (you would be able see the wireless strength and a check besides the network’s SSID), although you can’t browse (no IP address configuration, for instance)
- Go to the Wi-Fi Networks page again and simply click the network’s SSID (even if it’s shows as connected)
- A username/password dialog should appear. Enter your data and voilá, you are connected through LEAP in your iPod touch.
The authentication data is stored as far as I can tell, so you shouldn’t need to do that again unless you change your password.
I hope the LEAP-not-showing-as-wifi-security-choice in the new iPod touch is a minor GUI glitch that hopefully will be solved by the next minor release of the firmware. Leave a line if you know where can we provide feedback to Apple about this. Also please comment if this is working for you or not (I have tested in at least two iPod touch/phones from my co-workers, but you see, we all are in the same environment here).