It has been possible to use Vodafone wireleless on the London underground for some time and according to Vodafone’s info page your phone should connect automatically.  Mine didn’t and neither do many peoples on Vodafone’s support forum.

I hadn’t had the need to use WiFi on the underground as I only traveled very sporadically for work into London, but now I’m doing it daily I thought it would be useful. Well it would have been had it just connected automatically – it didn’t.  Vodafone’s suggestion for if it doesn’t automatically connect is to use the “Virgin Media” WiFi, which although it works it takes you to a captive portal page and requires you to sign in with your Vodafone user name and password.  That’s a bit rubbish as when passing on the tube you ate only stationary for about 20 seconds.

So in bouts of 20 second troubleshooting at stations (it didn’t annoy me enough to actually get out and troubleshoot proper), I managed to solve the Vodafone WiFi autoconnect.

My phone : OnePlus One
ROM: Exodus, about 30 days from the latest build, rooted

The fix for me – the default go to WiFi settings and when you see the “Vodafone WiFi” SSID appear, click to connect (or if it is saved go to modify it) and change the EAP Method to SIM and select SIM Card 1 (or 2 if you have a multi SIM phone and the Vodafone is the 2nd SIM).


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