WPA Enterprise (802.1x) working with CM7 (MSCHAPV2)

For a while now, I’ve been trying to get my rooted phone running Cyanogenmod 7.1 to connect to my corporate wifi, so I didn’t have to use data at work. For windows machines, we had to import certificates, the whole 9 yards. However, for the life of me I couldn’t get my phone to connect. I finally found the set of settings that worked, and it actually involves not using the certificates at all.

So, hop in to an ADB Shell session on your phone, and edit the /data/misc/wifi/wpa_supplicant.conf file, adding the following:

network={
ssid=”INSERT SSID HERE”
scan_ssid=1
key_mgmt=IEEE8021X
eap=PEAP
group=WEP104 WEP40
auth_alg=OPEN SHARED
identity=”domain\username”
password=”DOMAIN PASSWORD”
phase2=”auth=MSCHAPV2″
}

Hope it helps someone!

Best Buy refuses to honor ad price for HTC Flyer

Last night, Best Buy posted a HUGE sale on the HTC Flyer tablet (from $299 to $99).  I’ve been holding out on getting a tablet due to price points, but this is one I couldn’t skip on.  So I took a ride down to my local Best Buy when they opened at 10 AM, ready to buy one.

Except the sale was refused.

Apparently, the price point was an error from Corporate, and the stores were forbidden to sell it for that price (even though they rang up as $99.99 AT THE REGISTER.)

After discussing with the store manager, I went back to my office to file a complaint, and the website still showed the $99.99 price point, with no notice of the error (click on thumbnail for full image):

htcflyer

I’ve sent the following email to corporate and the local BBB:

 

To whom it may concern:

I went to my local Best Buy store this morning to purchase an HTC Flyer at the advertised price of $99.99.  At the register, the associate informed us that the advertised price was not valid, and refused to sell the device at the advertised price, stating that the price was erroneously entered into the system.

After returning from the store, I refreshed the online page for the Flyer, and it still shows the $99.99 price point with no notice of an error (screenshot attached).  This is unacceptable.  I hope that Best Buy would wish to honor their advertised pricing as required by law.

All I want is a decently priced tablet…  I’ll update this post as I get responses.

IPV6 made easy by cloudflare

A few weeks ago, I posted a review on Cloudflare.  Since then, they've outdone themselves yet again, by offering IPV6 resolution for all cloudflare-enabled sites.

As I use Linode, I technically already had IPV6 available for my site.  However, due to the fact that Cloudflare uses a DNS based system to provide their (excellent) service, I wasn't able to take advantage of it.  Now, with a simple click of a button in my Domain Settings, IPV6 is once again available for my site.

Way to go, Cloudflare!

Seido Convert case for HTC Inspire 4g

When I purchased my HTC Inspire 4g, I bought the Otterbox Commuter case with it.  About a month later, I noticed the shell of the Otterbox had cracked – and I had no idea how.

Earlier this week, Android Central ran a deal on the Seido Convert combo case.  All I can say is – I'm glad I did.  The first day I had it, I was looking at a diagram of my SUV's power distribution block, trying to fix my dead power outlets.  I found the dead fuses, pulled them, and slammed the hood down.  Except, it didn't close.  So I slammed it again.  And again.  And then I realized – my phone was still under the hood, on the side of my vehicle.  And just got crushed not once, but 3 times.  Fearing the worst, I opened the hood to inspect the damage – and there was none!  Instant win in my book.

While it's not on sale as much as it was, it's currently 30% off at the AndroidCentral store.  I can highly recommend it.