Wireless Troubleshooting

How to configure wireless


Windows XP

  • Right-Click on the wireless connection icon on the taskbar
Usually on the bottom right of the screen
  • Select view available netowrks
  • Select midd_unplugged
  • Click on connect anyway when the security error comes up

Some users may have a program other than the Windows XP's built in wifi utility. In such a case, you can either point the program towards midd_unplugged or disable the program so that you may use the windows wifi utility.

Mac OS X

  • Click on the airport icon in the menu
  • Select midd_unplugged

Windows Vista

Ubuntu 8.04

  • Click the Network Manager icon.
  • From the drop-down menu, click midd_unplugged. Mileage may vary if network strength indicator is less than 50%.


Windows XP

Although possible, configuring midd_secure to work on an Windows XP machine using a wifi manager other that the Windows XP wifi utility is usually difficult pain. For this reason alone, I recommend that any third party wifi utility be disabled.

Mac OS X - Tiger

  • Click on the airprot icon.
  • Select midd_secure.
  • Enter username and password.
  • Do not check the "Remember my password in my keychain" box.
  • Hit OK.

"Fixing" WPA error

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

  • 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
  • Fire up "Keychain Access"
  • Look for an "oncila.middlebury.edu" certificate and delete it
  • Delete anything that says "midd_secure" or "WPA Midd_secure" on it. "Basically anything that you removed in the earlier step."
  • Close the Keychain Access application.

  • Click on the airport icon on the menu.
  • Select midd_secure.
  • Enter username and password.
  • Do not check the "Remember my password in my keychain" box.
  • Hit OK

You should now be OK.

Much thanx to Petar

Mac OS X - Leopard

Windows Vista

Setting it 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.

Will follow with a how-to as soon as I have a vista machine to work on...or someone do the wiki thing...

Ubuntu 8.04

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