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This page contains detailed instructions on how to connect devices to Middlebury's wireless networks.

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Registering Supported Devices

Most devices can connect to the MiddleburyCollege wireless network. Certain devices may have technical limitations and cannot support modern security protocols. Such devices must be registered before they can be used on our network. The device's MAC address will be needed to complete the new, self service registration process. Once the device is registered, you can connect to the MiddleburyGuest network for Internet access.

An exhaustive list is not possible, but some examples of the devices that need to be registered are: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo DS, certain models of Kindle, and Nook.

Note that Chromecast, Apple TV, and wireless printers cannot be supported at this time due to the nature of our enterprise wireless infrastructure.

The MiddleburyCollege Wireless Network


This fast and secure network is available for use by anyone having a Middlebury College user name and password (or a "full feature" Middlebury guest account).

Connect your Windows computer to MiddleburyCollege

Windows 7

  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 e-mail address 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.


Windows 8.1

  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 e-mail address and password OR your Middlebury Guest Account credentials, then click OK.


Windows 10

  1. Click the wireless icon (Wirelessicon-win10.jpg) located on the far right of the task bar along the bottom of your screen.
  2. Click MiddleburyCollege, then click Connect.
    • If you are prompted for Network Authentication, enter your Middlebury College e-mail address 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 Middlebury College e-mail address and password OR your Middlebury Guest Account credentials 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 your iOS device 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 College e-mail address and password OR your Middlebury Guest Account credentials 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 your Android device 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 - Middlebury College e-mail address (OR Guest account email address)
    • Anonymous identity - leave empty
    • Password - your Middlebury College password (OR Middlebury Guest account password)
  5. Connect and you should be on the MiddleburyCollege network!


The MiddleburyGuest Wireless Network


The MiddleburyGuest wireless network will be available in Davis Family Library starting January 25, 2016. Campus-wide availability will begin on February 1.

Guests and others visitors who do not have a Middlebury College or eduroam username and password can select this new wireless network then quickly set up and use a "basic" guest account.

Basic guest accounts are valid for four days and are perfect for anyone who simply wants to check email or surf the web.

Create Basic Guest Wireless Account



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 MiddleburyCollege.

Configuring your wireless device for eduroam



Additional eduroam resources



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