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= The midd_secure Wireless Network  =
 
 
 
== Configure your Windows XP Computer for midd_secure <br>  ==
 
 
 
To configure your Windows XP computer to access the '''midd_secure''' network, follow the instructions below.
 
 
 
#Double-click the '''Wireless Network Connection''' icon on the System tray (it looks like a computer with 3 curved lines on the right side). The '''Wireless''' '''Network Connection Status''' dialog box opens.<br>[[Image:Wireless XP icon.PNG]]
 
#Click [[Image:Properties_button.PNG. The '''Wireless Network Connection Properties '''dialog box opens.
 
#Click the '''Wireless Networks''' tab.
 
#Select '''midd_secure (Automatic)''' and then click&nbsp;'''[[Image:Properties button.PNG]]'''. The '''midd_secure Properties''' dialog box opens.
 
#*If '''midd_secure (Automatic) '''is not listed, do the following:
 
##Click '''[[Image:Add button.PNG]]'''. The '''Wireless network properties''' dialog box opens.
 
##In the '''Network name (SSID)''' field type '''midd_secure''' and proceed to the next step.
 
#Verify the settings below.
 
#*'''Network Authentication '''should be set to '''Open'''.
 
#*'''Data encryption '''should be set to '''WEP'''.
 
#*'''The key is provided for me automatically '''should be checked.
 
#Click the '''Authentication''' tab.
 
#Verify the following settings:
 
#*'''Enable IEEE 802.1x authentication for this network '''should be checked.
 
#*'''EAP type '''should be '''Protected EAP (PEAP)'''.
 
#*'''Authenticate as computer when computer information is available '''should be unchecked.
 
#Click [[Image:Properties button.PNG]]. The '''Protected EAP Properties '''dialog box opens.
 
#*Click to uncheck '''Validate server certificate'''.
 
#*From the '''Select Authentication Method''' drop-down list, select '''Secured Password (EAP-MSCHAP v2)'''.
 
#Click '''[[Image:Configure button.PNG]]'''. The '''EAP MSCHAPv2 Properties '''dialog box opens.
 
#Click to '''''uncheck''''' the '''Automatically use my Windows logon name and password (and domain if any)''' checkbox.
 
#Click '''[[Image:OK xp button.PNG]]''' on all the dialog boxes to close them.
 
#After closing all dialog boxes, a '''Wireless Network Connection''' balloon pops up from the System tray. Click on it.
 
#The '''Enter Credentials '''dialog box opens.
 
##In the User name field, type your username.
 
##In the Password field, type your password.
 
##Click '''[[Image:OK xp button.PNG]]'''.
 
 
 
You can now connect to '''midd_secure '''and have access to all of Middlebury’s internal resources from behind the firewall.
 
 
 
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== Configure your Windows Vista Computer for midd_secure <br>  ==
 
 
 
To configure your Windows Vista computer to access the midd_secure network, follow the instructions below.
 
 
 
#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.
 
#Click '''Connect''' '''to a network'''. The '''Connect to a Network''' dialog box opens.
 
#Click '''Set up a connection or network'''.
 
#In the '''Choose a connection option '''scrolling list select '''Manually connect to a wireless network''' and then click '''[[Image:Next button.PNG]]'''.
 
#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 select'''WPA2-Enterprise'''.
 
##*The '''Encryption type''' drop-down list changes to '''AES'''.
 
##*The '''Start this connection automatically''' checkbox becomes checked.
 
##[[Image:Next button.PNG]].
 
#Click '''Change connection settings'''. The '''midd_secure Wireless Network properties''' dialog box opens.
 
#Click the '''Security''' tab.
 
#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.
 
#On the '''Protected EAP Properties '''dialog box, do the following:
 
##Uncheck the '''Validate server certificate '''checkbox.
 
##Verify that the '''Select Authentication Method '''drop-down list is set to '''Secured password (EAP-MSCHAP v2)'''.
 
##Click '''[[Image:Configure button.PNG]]'''. The '''EAP MSCHAPv2 Properties '''dialog box opens.
 
#On the '''EAP MSCHAPv2 Properties''' dialog box do the following:
 
##Uncheck '''Automatically use my Windows logon name and password (and domain if any)'''.
 
##Click '''[[Image:OK xp button.PNG]]'''.
 
#On the '''Protected EAP Properties '''dialog box, click '''[[Image:OK xp button.PNG]]'''.
 
#On the '''midd_secure Wireless Network properties '''dialog box, click '''[[Image:OK xp button.PNG]]'''.
 
#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.<br> [[Image:Additional info required.PNG]]
 
#In the '''Enter Credential '''dialog box, do the following:
 
##In the '''User name '''field type your '''username'''.
 
##In the '''Password''' field type your '''password'''.
 
##In the '''Logon domain''' field type '''MIDD'''.
 
##Click '''[[Image: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.
 
 
 
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== Configure your Mac OS X Tiger Computer for midd_secure <br>  ==
 
 
 
Midd_secure is Middlebury’s secure wireless network. The traffic on this network is encrypted, providing increased security to those who use it. Note that this network is (usually) only available to faculty, staff and students. For example, guests and alumni do not have access to midd_secure and must use the wireless network midd_unplugged.
 
 
 
Most of the time, to use midd_secure, all you need to do is the following.
 
 
 
#Click on the AirPort icon ([[Image:Airport icon.PNG]]) on the right end of the menu bar at the top of your screen.
 
#Select '''midd_secure''' from the list.
 
#Enter your username and password and click '''[[Image:Mac ok button.PNG]]'''.
 
 
 
However, if the above procedure does not work for you, try the steps below.
 
 
 
#Click on the AirPort icon ([[Image:Airport icon.PNG]]) on the right end of the menu bar at the top of your screen and select '''Open Internet Connect'''. The '''Internet Connect '''dialog box opens.
 
#Click [[Image:8021x icon.PNG]].If you cannot see this icon, from the '''File''' menu select '''New 802.1X Connection'''.
 
#From the '''Configuration '''drop-down list select '''Edit Configurations'''.
 
#If '''midd_secure '''is listed in the '''Configuration '''list, delete it using the instructions a-b below. If '''midd_secure '''is not listed, go to the next step.
 
##In the '''Configuration '''list select '''midd_secure'''.
 
##Click '''Remove '''(a minus sign) to delete.
 
#Click '''Add '''(a plus sign) to add a new configuration.
 
##In the '''Description''' field type '''midd_secure'''.
 
##From the '''Network Port''' drop-down list select '''AirPort'''.
 
##In the '''User Name''' field enter your Middlebury College username.
 
##Leave the '''Password''' field blank as any subsequent password change would render this configuration unusable.
 
##In the '''Wireless Network''' field type '''midd_secure'''.
 
##In the '''Authentication''' field select '''PEAP''' (PEAP should be the only option that has a checkmark).
 
##Click '''[[Image:Mac ok button.PNG]]'''.
 
#Close the'''Internet Connect''' dialog box.
 
#To connect to '''midd_secure''' click the '''AirPort''' icon ([[Image:Airport icon.PNG]]) on the right end of the menu bar at the top of your screen and select '''midd_secure'''. You will be prompted to enter your username and password.
 
 
 
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== Configure your Mac OS X Leopard Computer for midd_secure <br>  ==
 
 
 
Midd_secure is Middlebury’s secure wireless network. The traffic on this network is encrypted, providing increased security to those who use it. Note that this network is (usually) only available to faculty, staff and students. For example, guests and alumni do not have access to midd_secure and must use the wireless network midd_unplugged.
 
 
 
'''Note: This procedure applies only to Mac OS X version 10.5 (Leopard).'''
 
 
 
Most of the time, to use midd_secure, all you need to do is:
 
 
 
#Click on the AirPort icon ([[Image:Airport icon.PNG]]) on the right end of the menu bar at the top of your screen.
 
#Select '''midd_secure''' from the list.
 
#Enter your username and password and click '''[[Image:Mac ok button.PNG]]'''.
 
#After a few seconds you will be prompted to accept the College’s security certificate. Click '''[[Image:Mac_continue_button.PNG]]'''.
 
 
 
However, if the above procedure does not work for you, try the steps below.
 
 
 
#Click on the AirPort icon ([[Image:Airport icon.PNG]]) on the right end of the menu bar at the top of your screen and select '''Open Internet Connect'''. The '''Internet Connect '''dialog box opens.
 
#Click [[Image:8021x icon.PNG]].If you cannot see this icon, from the '''File''' menu select '''New 802.1X Connection'''.
 
#From the '''Configuration '''drop-down list select '''Edit Configurations'''.
 
#If '''midd_secure '''is listed in the '''Configuration '''list, delete it using the instructions a-b below. If '''midd_secure '''is not listed, go to the next step.
 
##In the '''Configuration '''list select '''midd_secure'''.
 
##Click '''Remove '''(a minus sign) to delete.
 
#Click '''Add '''(a plus sign) to add a new configuration.
 
##In the '''Description''' field type '''midd_secure'''.
 
##From the '''Network Port''' drop-down list select '''AirPort'''.
 
##In the '''User Name''' field enter your Middlebury College username.
 
##Leave the '''Password''' field blank as any subsequent password change would render this configuration unusable.
 
##In the '''Wireless Network''' field type '''midd_secure'''.
 
##In the '''Authentication''' field select '''PEAP''' (PEAP should be the only option that has a checkmark).
 
##Click '''[[Image:Mac_ok_button.PNG]]'''.
 
#Close the '''Internet Connect''' dialog box.
 
#To connect to '''midd_secure''' click the '''AirPort''' icon ([[Image:Airport icon.PNG]]) on the right end of the menu bar at the top of your screen and select '''midd_secure'''. You will be prompted to enter your username and password.
 
 
 
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= The midd_unplugged Wireless Network  =
 
 
 
Midd_unplugged is the unsecured, open network on campus. Anyone can access it and it is not password-protected, meaning that it is more susceptible to intrusion than [[Midd_secure]] is. We recommend that students, faculty, and staff configure their computer to automatically connect to [[Midd_secure]] for standard computer usage, so that they are not open to an attacker potentially viewing their network communications. However, for quick internet access, midd_unplugged is quicker and easier to access than [[Midd_secure]], which requires setup and password authentication.
 
 
 
Any operating system can connect to midd_unplugged if in range using its standard network manager.
 
 
 
== Configure your Windows XP Computer for midd_unplugged <br>  ==
 
 
 
The '''midd_unplugged '''network can be used by those without a Middlebury College username and password. The network is outside the Middlebury College firewall.
 
 
 
Your Windows-based wireless network card should be ready once you’ve installed it. Please follow these instructions to verify a few network settings.
 
 
 
#Right-click '''My Network Places''', and select '''Properties''' from the pop-up menu.
 
#Double-click '''Wireless Network Connection'''.
 
#Click '''[[Image:Properties button.PNG]]'''.
 
#Click the '''Advanced''' tab.
 
#Verify that '''Internet Connection Sharing''' is turned ''off''.
 
#Click the '''General''' tab.
 
#Select '''Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) '''in the '''Components '''field.
 
#Click '''[[Image:Properties button.PNG]]'''.
 
#Verify that '''Obtain IP Address Automatically''' and '''Obtain DNS server address Automatically''' are bulleted.
 
#Click [[Image:OK_xp_button.PNG]].
 
#Restart your computer.
 
 
 
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== Configure your Macintosh OS X Computer for midd_unplugged<br>  ==
 
 
 
Follow the instructions that come with your card for installing the card in your laptop.
 
 
 
#Check for updates for your card.
 
##Click '''System Preferences''' on the doc or from the [[Image:Mac apple menu.PNG]] menu select '''System Preferences'''.
 
##In the '''System''' section, click '''Software Update'''.
 
#Click [[Image:Mac network icon.PNG]].
 
#From the '''Show '''drop-down list, select '''AirPort'''.
 
#Click the '''AirPort tab'''.&nbsp;
 
#Click the '''join network with best signal''' radio button to bullet it.
 
#'''Important:''' Verify that the checkbox for '''Allow this computer to create networks''' is ''not checked''.
 
#Leave the checkbox for '''Show AirPort status in menu bar''' checked.
 
#Click the '''TCP/IP''' tab.
 
#From the '''Configure''' drop-down list, select '''Using DHCP'''.
 
#[[Image:Mac_apply_now_button.PNG.
 
#Restart your computer.
 
 
 
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[[Category:Wireless]]
 
[[Category:Wireless networking]]
 
[[Category:Helpdesk Documentation]]
 

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