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Connect to Wireless

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, its MAC address will be recognized automatically and you will be able to connect it to the MiddleburyGuest network for Internet access without a username or password.

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. Smart TVs that only require Internet access should also be registered if they do not support username and password authentication.

Note that Chromecast, wireless printers, and any other devices that rely on a direct connection over the wireless network 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.
    • If you are NOT prompted for your authentication but connecting still doesn't work, see the manual instructions below.
  3. When the Windows Security Alert dialogue window appears, click the Connect button to accept the College's security certificate.

Setting Up a Manual Connection

If you are using a computer that was issued by another institution, it is likely configured to attempt to connect to wireless with the same credentials you used to log in to the computer, which will not work on the Middlebury campus. To fix this, follow the instructions below.

  1. Cancel or disconnect from any current attempts to connect to MiddleburyCollege.
  2. Click Start, type Network and Sharing Center, then hit Enter.
  3. Click Set up a new connection or network, then select Manually connect to a wireless network from the list and click Next.
  4. Enter the following settings:
    • Name: MiddleburyCollege
    • Security Type: WPA2-Enterprise
    • Encryption: AES
  5. When prompted, select Change connection settings.
  6. On the Security tab, find where it says "Microsoft: Protected EAP (PEAP)", and click Settings.
  7. Under authentication method, it should say "Secured Password (EAP-MSCHAPv2)"; click the Configure button.
  8. UNcheck the box that says "Automatically use my Windows logon name and password".
  9. Click OK on that window to return to the Security tab.
  10. Click Advanced Settings. In this window, check the box for "Specify authentication settings" and set it to "User authentication." Click OK to return to the Wireless Network Properties window.
  11. Click OK to close that window, and Close the network settings window.
  12. Follow the normal connection instructions above.

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 Trust for the DigiCert certificate for the College's server.
  6. Wi-Fi should now reflect your connection to the MiddleburyCollege wireless network.


Connect your Android device to MiddleburyCollege

These settings are also necessary for Chromebooks and other devices that require you to specify what type of security is in place.

  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. Note that you may need to scroll down to see all settings:
    • Security - 802.1x EAP (leave as default)
    • EAP method - PEAP (leave as default)
    • Phase 2 authentication - MSCHAPV2
    • CA certificate - unspecified (leave as default) **for Android 7, select 'Use system certificates' then add 'middlebury.edu' for domain**
    • Identity - Middlebury username (the part of your email address before the "@middlebury.edu") OR Guest account full email address
    • Anonymous identity - leave empty
    • Password - your Middlebury account password OR Middlebury guest account password
  5. Connect and you should be on the MiddleburyCollege network!


The MiddleburyGuest Wireless Network


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

Basic guest accounts are valid for four days and may be used to connect a maximum of two devices to the wireless network. They are perfect for anyone who simply wants to check email or surf the web.

  • NOTE that there are traffic restrictions on the MiddleburyGuest wireless network; HTTP/HTTPS (web surfing) and most types of email connection should work, but some other protocols (SSH, POP, etc.) will not. Please contact the Helpdesk with any questions.


Create Basic Guest Wireless Account

Forgot your password?

Simply repeat the account creation steps above to obtain a new one.

Want to Reconnect or Connect an Additional Device?

After you have created a basic guest account you can use that email address and password to log in again on the same device or on one additional device. Here's how:

  1. Select the MiddleburyGuest wireless network, click Create Basic Guest Account, then scroll to the bottom of the form.
  2. Click the Sign In link beside Already have an account.
  3. Supply your email address and password, accept the terms of use, then click Log In.

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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