Configure Your Device for the midd secure Wireless Network

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The midd_secure wireless network will be retired on March 9, 2015. Starting on March 2, please use the new MiddleburyCollege wireless network instead.

Configure your Windows 7 Computer for midd_secure

To configure your Windows 7 computer to access the midd_secure network, follow the instructions below.

  1. Click the Wireless Network Connection icon (it looks like a computer with three curved lines on the right side)on the Taskbar.The Wireless Network Connection Status dialog box opens.
  2. Click Connect to a network. The Connect to a Network dialog box opens.
  3. Click Set up a connection or network.
  4. In the Choose a connection option scrolling list select Manually connect to a wireless network and then click Next button.PNG.
  5. Make these changes to the Enter information for the wireless network you want to add pane.
    • In the Network name field type midd_secure.
    • In the Security type drop-down list selectWPA2-Enterprise.
      • The Encryption type drop-down list changes to AES. Please select TKIP.
      • The Start this connection automatically checkbox becomes checked.
    • Next button.PNG.
  6. Click Change connection settings. The midd_secure Wireless Network properties dialog box opens.
  7. Click the Security tab.
  8. For Windows 7 only (for Windows Vista, skip to step 10): Click Advanced settings.
  9. Under the 802.1X settings, make sure the check box "Specify authentication mode" is checked. In the drop down area, select user authentication, not computer or user authentication. Click ok and you will return to the Security tab in Step 7.
  10. Verify that the Choose a network authentication method is set to Microsoft: Protected EAP (PEAP) and then click Settings. The Protected EAP Properties dialog box opens.
  11. On the Protected EAP Properties dialog box, do the following:
    1. Uncheck the Validate server certificate checkbox.
    2. Verify that the Select Authentication Method drop-down list is set to Secured password (EAP-MSCHAP v2).
    3. Click Configure button.PNG. The EAP MSCHAPv2 Properties dialog box opens.
  12. On the EAP MSCHAPv2 Properties dialog box do the following:
    1. Uncheck Automatically use my Windows logon name and password (and domain if any).
    2. Click OK xp button.PNG.
  13. On the Protected EAP Properties dialog box, click OK xp button.PNG.
  14. On the midd_secure Wireless Network properties dialog box, click OK xp button.PNG.
  15. Wait for the Additional information required to connect to midd_secure taskbar popup to appear and then click it. The Enter Credentials dialog box opens.
    Additional info required.PNG
  16. Vista: In the Enter Credential dialog box, do the following:
    1. In the User name field type your username.
    2. In the Password field type your password.
    3. In the Logon domain field type MIDD.
    4. Click OK xp button.PNG.
  17. Windows 7: In the Enter Credential dialog box, do the following:
    1. In the User name field type your MIDD\username.
    2. In the Password field type your password.
    3. Click OK xp button.PNG.

You are now connected to midd_secure and have access to all of Middlebury College’s network resources from behind the firewall.

Configure your Mac OS X computer for midd_secure

To use midd_secure, in most cases all you need to do is:

  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 midd_secure from the list.
  3. Enter your username and password and 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.

Configure iOS devices for midd_secure

  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 midd-secure from the Choose a Network... list.
  4. At the prompts, enter your Middlebury credentials: username and password and then select Join.
  5. Accept *.middlebury.edu certificate.
  6. If all went well, your iOS device is now connected to midd-secure!

Configure Android devices for midd_secure

  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 midd_secure 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 midd-secure network!
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