Wi-Fi on Android 10

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Need clarification on a couple of things. Have enrolled android 10 devices in your MDM. Not as AE but generic. Saw it mentioned that wi-fi networks will not be saved. Will my ppl b able to connect to the wi-fi network I pushed automatically? Will they be asked to enter the password? Then what is the point of pushing a Wi-Fi policy?

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  • Deborah Timothy

    Deborah Timothy

    Hexnode

    Deborah Timothy

    Moderator

    Hello Zaina,

    Thank you for reaching out to us.

    Wi-Fi profiles with WEP security will not get saved on Android 10 devices enrolled in Hexnode UEM as Device Admin.

    Users will be automatically connected to the Wi-Fi network you configured through Hexnode if they have granted Notification access permission for the Hexnode app. If not, then once the configured Wi-Fi network is in range, they will be prompted to connect to that network. They need not enter the password of the network to get connected.

    Hexnode asks for Notification access permission at the time the user enrolls into Hexnode. However, the permission can be granted even at a later time after enrollment. Open the Settings app. Go to Apps and notifications > Advanced > Special app access > Notification access > and grant permission for the  Hexnode app (The steps may differ according to the device model.) Or simply search for Notification access in the search bar of the Settings app and grant the permission.

    Hope that helps.
    Cheers!!
    Deborah Timothy
    Hexnode UEM

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    Zaina

    Participant

    Zaina

    Participant

    Done, but not getting connected

  • Deborah Timothy

    Deborah Timothy

    Hexnode

    Deborah Timothy

    Moderator

    @Zaina The device connects to a network that is chosen by the OS. So even if you have MDM configured Wi-Fi on the device, the OS may choose to connect to a manually pre-configured network.

    Your employees will be able to use the network configured through Hexnode when the network they set up is out of range or forgotten. Pushing a policy configuring Wi-Fi through Hexnode will make it easier for your employees to connect to the network. They need not enter the network password to get connected.

    Cheers!!
    Deborah Timothy
    Hexnode UEM