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Midd secure

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How to connect to the midd_secure wireless network.

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Windows Vista

See these configuration steps: How to configure Vista for midd_secure

Setting midd_secure up as a WPA2 Enterprise network has been fairly successful but I have no idea in what version of Vista this works/does not work. You should be able to do so by setting up a network manually and editing the settings of that manually set up network.

Mac OSX 10.3 (Panther)

  • 10.3 (Panther) is not compatible with midd_secure. Also, some iBook G4s are not compatible with midd_secure, regardless of the OS.
  • Delete midd_secure and midd_unplugged entries in System Preferences => Network => Airport => Airport tab
  • Delete 802.1X profiles in System Preferences => Network => Airport => 802.1X tab
  • Delete desertcat certificate in Keychain Access
  • Delete midd_secure entry in Keychain Access
  • Uninstall PeerGuardian (if it's installed, it's a 3rd party app)
  • Try starting the mac in safe boot and try the wireless there.

Mac OSX 10.4 (Tiger)

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Basic connection on OSX 10.4

  1. Click on the airport icon.
  2. Select midd_secure.
  3. Enter username and password.
  4. Do not check the "Remember my password in my keychain" box.
  5. Hit OK.
  6. A window with the title "Verify Certificate" will appear. Click "Continue".

Troubleshooting on OSX 10.4

Sometimes OSX fails to connect to midd_secure because its "remembered" settings become corrupted and conflict with midd_secure settings. This generally shows up as a "WPA error". Use the following steps to remove all midd_secure-related settings on the computer, then you can try connecting "cleanly".

First, remove all wireless network connection settings:

  1. Go to network connect
You can do this by clicking on the airport icon on the MacOS X menu and selecting "Open Internet Connect..."
  1. Go to the the "802.1X" tab.
  2. On the configuration option, use the drop-down menu to select "Edit Configurations..."
  3. Remove all previously saved connection settings.
  4. Hit OK and close Internet Connect.

After those steps, remove saved passwords from Keychain:

  1. Go to the "Utilities" folder in the "Applications" folder
While in finder you may use, apple-shift-U or go->Utilities, to navigate to the utilities folder
  1. Fire up "Keychain Access"
  2. Look for an "oncila.middlebury.edu" certificate and delete it
  3. Delete anything that says "midd_secure" or "WPA Midd_secure" on it. "Basically anything that you removed in the earlier step."
  4. Close the Keychain Access application.

After these steps, try connecting to Midd_secure as directed above. You should be able to connect now.

Mac OSX 10.5 (Leopard)

General troubleshooting steps:

  1. Have customer login to his/her account. Have customer nearby during the procedure.
  2. Open System Preferences => Network
  3. Select Airport from the list on the left, then click the Advanced button in the lower right corner
  4. Under the airport tab, delete midd_secure
  5. Under the 802.1x tab delete any entries relating to midd_secure
  6. Click the OK button in the lower right corner, then click the Apply button in the lower right corner
  7. Open Keychain Access (Finder => Go => Utilities)
  8. Select login from the list on the left, click on "All Items" in the list on the left
  9. Delete any keychain entries that have midd_secure in the name.
  10. Delete any keychain entries that have desertcat or oncilla in the name
  11. Restart
  12. Connect to midd_unplugged, make sure that works
  13. From the airport menu select midd_secure, enter username and password. It's recommended that you UNCHECK "remember this network"

Other tips:

  • midd_secure sometimes breaks because Mac OS X remembers the settings incorrectly, or remembers the customer's OLD password. If you don't let Mac OS X save the settings for midd_secure, then it won't break in the future.
  • See also Troubleshooting midd_secure on a Mac (Powerpoint presentation)