Workplace WiFi

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Macca8692, Sep 23, 2016.

  1. Macca8692 macrumors newbie

    Macca8692

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    Hi

    I've purchased the Apple Watch S2 and I'm just wondering if it is possible to connect it to public WiFi networks that don't require a password?

    I've been searching everywhere for an answer and can't seem to find one.

    My phone is connected to my works WiFi my watch has the cloud symbol saying it's connected when my phone isn't in range but nothing works.

    Thanks
    Shaun
     
  2. pcorrado macrumors regular

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    Forget the network on your own phone an rejoin it.
     
  3. zhenya macrumors 603

    zhenya

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    If your work uses 802.1x (certificate) based authentication, it won't work.
     
  4. Macca8692 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Macca8692

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    Thanks for the replies... I tried disconnecting and rejoining and that's how I got my watch to say it's connected but emails messages etc don't work.

    If it is 802.1x would it connect to it at all? Just seems weird that it says it's connecting, unless my works WiFi blocks things like apple watch
     
  5. kycophpd macrumors 6502a

    kycophpd

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    They probably have isolation mode on which tells devices not to be able to see or talk to each other. It's a safety feature.
     
  6. recoil80 macrumors 68000

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    Unfortunately you are right.
    I just sent a feedback to Apple, wishing they'll add support to 802.1x in a future version of watchOS.
    I want to be able to wander along the building and have all my emails and messages without brining the phone with me.
     

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