Middlebury

Wireless

See Also Wireless Troubleshooting


Changes to Middlebury's wireless networks will begin Monday, March 2, 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.


Prior to March 2, the following wireless networks are available:

  • midd_secure is the fastest and most secure. It will be retired on 3/9/15. Please transition to the new MiddleburyCollege network available 3/2/15.
  • Midd-standard is used to allow access for devices that cannot otherwise authenticate to midd_secure. It will be retired on 3/16/15.
  • Midd_unplugged is intended for guest use, is slower, and should be avoided. It will be retired on 3/2/15.
  • 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 will be available for use starting Monday, March 2, 2015.

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.
  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


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, 3/9/15.

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 your mobile device (Android and iOS) for midd_secure

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!


The MCPSK Wireless Network

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 3/16/15!

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


IMPORTANT: This network will be retired on 3/2/15!

Midd_unplugged is the unsecured, open network on campus, intended for guest use only. Anyone can access it and it is not password-protected, meaning that it is more susceptible to intrusion than Midd_secure is. It is also slower -- we've reserved much less bandwidth for it!

We recommend that students, faculty, and staff configure their computer to connect using Midd_secure for fastest, most secure access.

Any operating system can connect to midd_unplugged if in range using its standard network manager.


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

A map of the wireless locations is available at the end of this document and at http://go.middlebury.edu/campusmap?google. The following is a list of the main campus locations that DO NOT have wireless access as this list is much shorter than those locations that do have it!


  • 33 Adirondack View
  • 99 Adirondack View
  • Alumni Stadium (parts of it)
  • Battell Hall (west wings)
  • Bowker
  • Carr Hall (parts of it)
  • Center for the Arts (parts of it)
  • Le Chateau
  • 248 College Street
  • College Street Child Center
  • Field House (the Bubble)
  • Forest Hall (north wings)
  • 131 Franklin



  • Gifford Hall (most of it)
  • Hepburn Hall (most of it)
  • Hesselgrave House
  • Homestead House (north wing)
  • Johnson Memorial (most of it)
  • The Mill
  • Nichols House
  • Pearsons (south end)
  • Recycling Facility
  • Service Building (much of it)
  • 46 South Street
  • Starr Hall (most of it)
  • Voter Hall


Most of the off-campus student houses have wireless routers, however service there is provided by another ISP, such as Comcast or Verizon.


Bread Loaf Campus Wireless 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

  • Main Base Lodge
  • Ski Patrol Cabin


Main Campus Wireless Locations (Map)

View locations with Wireless on the Campus Map

The yellow highlighted locations have wireless coverage.

Wireless map.PNG

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