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The following steps and screen shots will help you to connect to UF Wireless Service. These steps only need to be performed once. Any person with a valid GatorLink user name and password can use UF Wireless Service. If you have forgotten your GatorLink password, please visit http://www.gatorlink.ufl.edu/ or call (352) 392-HELP.

If you GatorLink password still does not work, please visit https://my.ufl.edu and select “My GatorLink Account Status” from the My Account menu. Select the “Resynchronize my Password” tab and then try again. You will have wait 20 minutes for the information to process.

Needed for this tutorial

BlackBerry running 4.2.1 or later

Note: If your BlackBerry is running an older version, you will also need a USB cable type A, your computer, and BlackBerry desktop software

Step 1


Open the Blackberry Desktop Software.

Step 2


In the Tools menu select Desktop options.

Step 3


Under the General tab, verify that Use certificate synchronization is checked and click OK.

Step 4


Download the certificate from the DHNet website. Save the certificate to your desktop.

Step 5


In the BlackBerry Desktop Software, select certificates on the left side, and, if prompted, type in your phone password and click OK.

Step 6


Under the Root tab, click Import certificates and select the certificate from step 4.

Step 7


With the BlackBerry connected to the computer, click Sync. Once the synchronization is complete, disconnect the phone from the computer.

Step 8


On your BlackBerry, open Network Connections.

Step 9


Under Manage Connections, verify that you wireless is turned on by ensuring the box next to Wi-Fi is checked. Under Set Up, Services and Options, select Set Up Wi-Fi Network.

Select uf.

Step 10



Change the connection settings to what is shown below, type in your username and password, then click Save and Connect.

Step 11

Open a browser window and navigate to a different website to confirm a valid connection.

You Are Now Connected!

You have now successfully connected to the UF Wireless Service. If you have problems at any time during this procedure, visit a DHNet@Home location, call (352) 392-2465, or submit an iServiceDesk Request.