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 +====== 3G Offloading ======
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 +//​**Available for:** Android 2.2 and later clients// ​
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 +In general, a 3G data connection can be much more costly than a local Wi-Fi connection. To help control high connectivity costs, you can configure the client to force existing 3G connections to auto-connect to a set of specified Wi-Fi networks, if Wi-Fi is in range and available. ​
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 +In order to enable forced auto-connect to less expensive Wi-Fi networks, the following conditions must be met:
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 +    * Forced Auto-connect must be enabled for a custom directory in the user’s client profile, and the SSID must be in the custom directory.
 +    * Open Mobile must be activated and the enabled Android 2.2.0.103 profile loaded on the user’s device.
 +    * The user’s credentials have been entered and saved in the app.
 +    * The Android device must be 3G-enabled and have 3G signal of at least -72 dbM.
 +    * The offload SSID must be detectable for 15 seconds (when the device is in screen off/dark mode).
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 +===== Enabling Forced Auto-Connect for a Profile =====
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 +Before users can use 3G offloading, you must enable this capability in their client profiles on the Open Mobile Portal.
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 +**To enable one or more Wi-Fi directories for Forced Auto-Connect:​**
 +  - Select (or create) an Android profile for which you wish to enable Forced Auto-Connect. (Complete instructions for profile creation are found in the Open Mobile Portal Administrator’s Guide, available from the Open Mobile Portal.)
 +  - Under **Networks and Policies**, click **Configure**.
 +  - Under **Actions**,​ click **Configure**.
 +  - Under **Assign or Remove Wi-Fi Hotspot Lists**, using the arrow keys, assign one or more custom directories to the profile.
 +  - In the **Assigned Lists** ​ column, click **Set Authentication Format**.
 +  - Select a custom directory for which you wish to enable Forced Auto-Connect.
 +  - Under **Forced Auto-Connect**,​ from the drop-down list, select //Yes//.
 +  - Repeat Steps 6-7 for each additional custom directory.
 +  - When complete, click **Save**.
 +  - Continue to edit the profile as needed, then save it and publish to your users.
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 +===== The User Experience =====
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 +The experience for a user with a 3G offload enabled depends on whether the Android device has its screen turned on, or is dark (but is still powered on). 
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 +In order to enable Auto-Connect,​ the user must enter and save valid login credentials in the app.
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 +==== Screen On ====
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 +With the screen on, and the device connected to a 3G network, a user may travel into range of a valid offload SSID. As soon as the network detected, and the network signal strength is within specifications,​ the user’s 3G connection will be ended, and replaced with a Wi-Fi connection.
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 +Offload SSIDs will also be used for regular Auto-Connect connections,​ if the screen is on and the user is not already connected to a 3G network.
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 +==== Screen Off ====
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 +With the screen off (dark), and the device connected to a 3G network, a user may travel into range of a valid offload SSID. If the network is detected for at least 15 seconds, and the network signal strength is within specifications,​ the user’s 3G connection will be ended, and replaced with a Wi-Fi connection.
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 +Go to: **[[android_help|Open Mobile for Android]]**
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 +{{tag>​3g_offloading android}}
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