Current Offerings & Upcoming Changes

Changes to Middlebury's wireless networks will begin Monday, March 3, 2015. On this day:

  • The new MiddleburyCollege network goes live, using Midd username and password. All faculty, staff, and students should begin using this improved offering.
  • The midd_unplugged network will no longer be available! Visitors to campus will be instructed to use Midd-standard.

Refer to this handy summary of the upcoming changes.

The following wireless networks are currently available:

  • MiddleburyCollege is the new, fast and secure wireless network.
  • midd_secure will be retired on 3/9/15. Please transition to the new MiddleburyCollege network available 3/3/15.
  • Midd-standard is used to allow access for devices that cannot otherwise authenticate to midd_secure. It will be retired on 3/16/15.
  • The eduroam network is available for guests from participating institutions who don't have Middlebury credentials.

The MiddleburyCollege Wireless Network

This new and improved network is now available for use.

Connect your Windows 7 computer to MiddleburyCollege

  1. Click the wireless icon (WirelessIcon.jpg) located on the far right of the task bar along the bottom of your screen.
  2. Click MiddleburyCollege in the list, then click the Connect button.
    • If you are prompted for Network Authentication, enter your Middlebury College username and password OR your Middlebury Guest Account credentials, then click OK.
  3. When the Windows Security Alert dialogue window appears, click the Connect button to accept the College's security certificate.

Connect your Windows 8.1 computer to MiddleburyCollege

  1. Swipe inward from the right of the screen, then tap Settings, OR if using a mouse, point to the lower-right corner, move the mouse pointer up, then click Settings.
  2. Tap or click the network icon (WirelessIcon.jpg).
  3. Tap or click MiddleburyCollege, then tap or click Connect.
    • If you are prompted for Network Authentication, enter your Middlebury College username and password OR your Middlebury Guest Account credentials, then click OK.

Connect your Mac OS X computer to MiddleburyCollege

  1. Click on the AirPort icon (Airport icon.PNG) on the right end of the menu bar at the top of your screen.
  2. Select MiddleburyCollege from the list.
  3. Enter your username and password then click JOIN.
  4. After a few seconds you will be prompted to accept the College’s security certificate. Click Mac continue button.PNG.
    • You will be asked to supply login credentials having administrator access to the computer. Enter valid credentials, then click Update Settings.

Connect iOS devices to MiddleburyCollege

  1. From the Home screen of your iOS device, select Settings.
  2. From the Settings screen, select Wi-Fi.
  3. Make sure that Wi-Fi is ON, then select MiddleburyCollege from the Choose a Network... list.
  4. At the prompts, enter your Middlebury credentials: username and password and then select Join.
  5. Click Accept for the securelogin.arubanetworks.com certificate.
  6. Wi-Fi should now reflect your connection to the MiddleburyCollege wireless network.

Connect Android devices to MiddleburyCollege

  1. Find and select Settings on the screen of your Android device.
  2. From the Settings screen, select Wi-Fi and make sure it is ON.
  3. Select MiddleburyCollege from the list of available networks.
  4. On the pop-up menu make sure that the following settings are made:
    • Security - 802.1x EAP (leave as default)
    • EAP method - PEAP (leave as default)
    • Phase 2 authentication - MSCHAPV2
    • CA certificate - unspecified (leave as default)
    • Identity - middusername (your College username)
    • Anonymous identity - leave empty
    • Password - middpassword (your College password)
  5. Connect and you should be on the MiddleburyCollege network!

The midd_secure Wireless Network

IMPORTANT: This network will be RETIRED on Monday, March 9, 2015.

Please use the new MiddleburyCollege wireless network.

Legacy connection instructions for the midd_secure wireless network:
Configure Your Device for the midd_secure Wireless Network.

The MCPSK Wireless Network

This network will be available for use starting Monday, March 9, 2015.

This network is intended for devices that cannot connect to MiddleburyCollege (see above). If this applies to you, you will need to contact the Helpdesk with your MAC address to gain access.

The Midd-standard Wireless Network

IMPORTANT: This network will be RETIRED on Monday, March 16, 2015!

An additional wireless network access method named Midd-standard has been created on campus which promotes better connectivity to Middlebury resources. Use this network only if you are unable to connect successfully using midd_secure.

Connecting to Midd-standard will improve your networking performance, provide added security for your data, and help us reduce the load on midd_unplugged so that our guests will have a viable Internet connection when visiting.

Please contact the Helpdesk at x2200 for the key to connect to Midd-standard. Use the Wireless Network Connection Status dialog box on your laptop to select Midd-standard.

NOTE: if you are already on midd_secure we recommend you stay with this access. Your Middlebury sign-in credentials will be the key for access and will not change. Midd-standard's key may change from time to time requiring you to re-authenticate to the network.

The midd_unplugged Wireless Network

This network was RETIRED on Tuesday, March 3, 2015!

The eduroam Wireless Network

Eduroam has become very popular at Colleges and Universities in Europe as a way for faculty, staff and students to be able to access the Internet wirelessly while visiting other participating institutions. As a participating member of Eduroam, we now offer wireless Internet access in a secure and reliable manner to Eduroam-participating school members without having to have them register ahead of time. Likewise, our faculty, staff and students will have wireless Internet access while visiting at other participating institutions.

You will know you are at a participating institution if you see a network called eduroam listed. To use eduroam when traveling, you will need to enter your full username@middlebury.edu and password.

Important note: While here on campus, Middlebury faculty, staff, and students do not benefit from use of the eduroam network. It is designed for guests and does not provide the access or speed that you enjoy when using midd_secure.

Configuring your wireless device for eduroam

Additional eduroam resources

Locations of Wireless Networks

Main Campus Wireless Locations

Most buildings on campus have wireless access points.

Please contact the Technology Helpdesk at 802.443.2200 or submit a ticket to request wireless in an area that does not already have it.

Off-Campus Student Housing Wireless Locations

Most of the off-campus student houses have wireless routers, however service there is provided by other Internet Service Providers (ISPs), such as Comcast or Verizon.

Bread Loaf Campus Wireless Locations

Wireless is available at the following locations:

  • Annex
  • Barn
  • Birch
  • Brandy Brook
  • Caretaker's House
  • Cherry
  • Davison Library
  • Earthworm Manor
  • Fritz
  • Frothingham
  • The Inn
  • Larch
  • Little Theatre
  • Maple
  • Maris
  • Tamarack
  • Treman

Please note that other small houses along Route 125 (such as Cornwall) generally have useable wireless signals from adjacent buildings.

Snow Bowl Wireless Locations

Wireless is available at the following locations:

  • Main Base Lodge
  • Ski Patrol Cabin

See Also Wireless Troubleshooting

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