Information Technology

BUmail and Wireless on Android

Connect to BUmail (Exchange Account)

  • From the home screen select menu and go to Settings
  • Select Accounts & Sync
  • Select Add Account and choose either Corporate Sync or Exchange ActiveSync (it may be listed as something else similar to either of these)
  • Click Manual setup if the option is available
  • For Domain\User name, enter BUTLER\username (substituting your Butler username for username). It may ask you to enter the domain and username separately. If so, enter butler.edu and your username.
  • Enter your Butler password in the password field
  • Change the Server Address or Domain Server to bumail.butler.edu
  • The option related to "This server requires an encrypted SSL connection" or something similar to that, should be checked.
  • Continue the setup and choose mail, contacts, and calendars to sync
  • Your account is now setup, and it will take a short time for your emails to populate your inbox
  • NOTE: At this time, you can only sync one Exchange account to your Android device

Connect to Butler Wireless (BU Secure Wireless)

  1. Ensure that your Wifi radio is turned on and you are in an area with wireless coverage:
    • From the home screen, tap the Menu button
    • Select Settings from the menu that pops up at the bottom of the screen
    • Select Wireless & Networks from the next menu
    • Tap Wi-Fi Settings
    • In the next screen the first choice will be Wi-Fi. If there is no green check mark next to it, tap the box next to this option to turn on the Wi-Fi
  2. Once Wi-Fi is turned on, a list of available networks should load towards the bottom of the screen
  3. Select BU Secure Wireless from the list of available networks
  4. Make sure that the EAP method is set to PEAP
  5. The Phase 2 authentication should be MSCHAPV2
  6. Enter your Butler username as the Identity
  7. Leave the Anonymous Identity blank
  8. Scroll down and enter your Butler password in the Wireless Password area
  9. Tap Connect and it will connect to the BU Secure Wireless

Connect to BU Guest/Open Wireless

  1. Ensure that your Wifi radio is turned on and you are in an area with  wireless coverage:
    • From the home screen, tap the Menu button
    • Select Settings from the menu that pops up at the bottom of the screen
    • Select Wireless & Networks from the next menu
    • Tap Wi-Fi Settings
    • In the next screen the first choice will be Wi-Fi. If there is no green check mark next to it, tap the box next to this option to turn on the Wi-Fi
  2. Once Wi-Fi is turned on, a list of available networks should load towards the bottom of the screen
  3. Select BU Guest/Open Wireless from the list of available networks
  4. A screen will appear in your internet browser with username and password fields, as well as two links. Click on the I Don't Have a Butler Account - Create a Guest Account link.
  5. Enter the required information and click Submit
  6. The page will confirm that your account has been successfully created. Click Log In. (You will receive an email with your username and password as well for future reference.)
  7. You should now have Internet access

If you require any assistance with connecting your phone to the Butler network, please contact the Help Desk.

Support Options

Butler-provided Support:

Official Carrier and Manufacturer Support:

For more support options for Android Devices, please contact your service provider or specific manufacturer.