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How to connect to the Middlebury College WiFi

As of June 4, 2017, the current Monterey campus wireless networks miis, miismobile, and miisguest will be retired (turned off) and two new wireless networks will be available to connect your wireless devices:

  • MiddleburyCollege – for anybody with a Middlebury hosted email account, i.e. if you have a MIIS/Middlebury email account
  • MiddleburyGuest – for all others

 

Connecting to MiddleburyCollege

  1. If using a laptop, click the wireless icon (Wirelessicon-win10.jpg) located on the far right of the task bar along the bottom of your screen. On a mobile phone, go to the WiFi set-up panel.
  2. Click MiddleburyCollege, then click Connect.
  3. If you are prompted for Network Authentication, enter your [username]@middlebury.edu email account name and your usual email password.  When you Connect/Join the new network, accept the certificate if asked for this. For example:

WiFi Name: MiddleburyCollege

Username: jsmith@middlebury.edu

Password: ********

Connecting to MiddleburyGuest

  1. Turn on your wireless device then select the MiddleburyGuest wireless network.
  2. Open a web browser; you should be welcomed by Middlebury’s wireless portal page.
  3. Click Create Basic Guest Account.
    • Please complete the form as directed:
    • Type your name, phone number, and email address.
    • Review the terms of use then check the box to accept the terms.
  4. Click Register to complete your account creation process. You will receive a text message and an e-mail with your password.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. Click Log In and enter your e-mail address and password to connect to the MiddleburyGuest wireless network using your new account.

Should you have any questions, contact the ITS Help Desk at 831-647-6656 or by email at helpdesk@miis.edu.

I changed my MIIS email password and now my Wifi doesn’t work! (Windows 7)

Because you use your username and password to log into the MiddleburyCollege wifi network, you need to make your computer forget your old password and remember your new one… like starting over fresh.

First, make your computer forget your old password.

  1. Navigate to the lower right corner of your screen and click on where it displays all available wifi networks. Click Open Network and Sharing Center.
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  2. Click Manage wireless networks.
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  3. Select the MiddleburyCollege network and then click Remove.
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  4. Click Yes.
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Now that the MiddleburyCollege network is removed from your wireless networks, you will have to manually re-add it.

  1. Click Add.
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  2. Click Manually create a network profile.
  3. Under Information for the wireless network you want to add:
    1. Enter MiddleburyCollege into the Network name field.
    2. Select WPA2-­‐Enterprise in the Security type dropdown menu.
    3. Select AES in the Encryption type dropdown menu.
    4. Check to select Start this connection automatically.
    5. Click Next.
  4. Click Change connection settings.
  5. The Connection tab should look like this:
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  6. Click on the Security tab, then Settings.
  7. Uncheck Validate server certificate, then click Configure.
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  8. Uncheck the Automatically use my Windows logon name and password (and domain if any) checkbox. Finally click OK.
  9. Click OK to close Protected EAP Properties.
  10. In the Security tab, click on Advanced Settings.
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  11. Check Specify Authentication mode and choose User Authentication from the dropdown menu. Click OK.
  12. Click OK to close MiddleburyCollege Wireless Network properties.
  13. Click Close to complete the setup.

Once you have completed the configuration steps in the above section, you should see a bubble appear in the lower right corner of your task bar. You can then follow the below steps to connect to the network.

  1. Click on the bubble Additional information is required to connect to MiddleburyCollege prompted in your task bar.
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  2. A network dialog box will appear. Enter your username and password (same as your email account, without the “@miis.edu”). And then click OK.
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You should now be connected to the MiddlebuyCollege network!

I changed my MIIS email password and now my Wifi doesn’t work! (Mac)

Every MIIS student, faculty, and staff member connects to the on-campus Wifi using their MIIS username and password. When you reset your password every 6 months, you need to change the stored password that your computer remembers for when you need Wifi on campus.

To fix your MiddleburyCollege Wifi on your Mac, please follow these steps.

1. Using the Spotlight feature, search for Keychain Access. This is where you can access all of your computer’s saved passwords.
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2. Once you are in Keychain Access, search for “MiddleburyCollege” to find your stored password. Under “Kind,” look for the 802.1x password. The date associated with this password should be from a few months ago (or from whenever you entered your MiddleburyCollege Wifi credentials for the first time).

3. Once you have found it, delete this password.

4. Once you have deleted your old password, you must replace it with the new password you just created. This is just like signing onto the MiddleburyCollege Wifi for the first time. Open Network Preferences, either by clicking on the Wifi icon in the upper righthand corner, or through System Preferences.

5. Upon trying to join the MiddleburyCollege network, you will be prompted to enter your new password. Once you are done, hit join!

(If this still doesn’t work, try midd\username in the Username field.)

**Keep in mind that you will need to change your saved password on all your devices (web browser, smartphone, tablet, etc). If you have any problems with this, bring your computer to the ITS HelpDesk (CF 320) or call us  (831) 647-6656.

 

 

How do I reset my MIIS email password?

If your MIIS Wifi or email has suddenly stopped working, you’ve come to the right place! Every 6 months, you must reset your MIIS email password for security reasons.

1. Go to http://go.middlebury.edu/activate. Here you will need to enter your 8-digit Student ID number and your 6-digit BannerWeb PIN. If are unsure about your ID and PIN, click here.

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2. Once you’ve entered your ID and PIN, you will be asked to read and agree with the Statement of Responsible Computing. Click Agree and Submit.

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3. On this next page, you can reset your password. Keep in mind that you can use a slight variation of your old password so your new password will be easy to remember. (For example, you could switch from Monterey1! to Monterey.2)
**Pay close attention to the character requirements for passwords! You must use at least one uppercase letter, one lowercase letter, one number, and one special character
. If you do not enter this properly, you will not be able to set a new password.

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4. Please be sure to write down your new password and store it in a safe place! You will need this new password for on-campus Wifi, printing, and accessing computers in the library, labs, etc.  If you forget your password, you can reset it at any time using the same site.

5. Keep in mind that you will need to update your password on all of your other devices (smartphone, tablet, etc). Your email username and password are the same for your on-campus Wifi. After you change your password, the old password stored on your computer for the MiddleburyCollege Wifi will need to be changed as well. Come to the ITS Help Desk (CF 320) if you need help accessing Wifi after changing your password.

How to make Windows 8 “forget” your network profile

In some cases, it helps to delete a wireless profile and create a new connection from scratch.

In Windows 8, this is normally done by right clicking on the network and selecting “Forget this network.”

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If this option is not available, a command line terminal can be used to run the following commands.

To open a command line, right click on the Start menu and select “Command Prompt”

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In the command prompt, type netsh wlan delete profile name=”miis”

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Press Enter.

Now you can start over with connecting to the miis wireless network.

How do I connect Windows 7 to Middlebury College WiFi?

Note: these steps are to be used only if you are unable to connect Windows 7 to WiFi using the standard procedure here:  http://sites.miis.edu/kb/2017/05/22/how-to-connect-to-the-miis-wifi/

  1. Click the Wireless Network Connection icon on the Taskbar. The Wireless Network Connection Status dialog box opens.
  2. Click Open Network and Sharing Center.Capture9
  3. Click Manage wireless networks.
  4. On the next screen click Add.Capture8
  5. Click Manually create a network profile.
  6. Under Information for the wireless network you want to add
    1. Enter MiddleburyCollege into the Network name field.
    2. Select WPA2-­‐Enterprise in the Security type dropdown menu.
    3. Select AES in the Encryption type dropdown menu.
    4. Check to select Start this connection automatically.
    5. Click Next.
  7. Click Change connection settings.
  8. The Connection tab should look like this:Capture1
  9. Click on the Security tab, then Settings.
  10. Uncheck Validate server certificate, then click the Configure button. capture10
  11. Uncheck the Automatically use my Windows logon name and password (and domain if any) checkbox. Finally click OK.
  12. Click OK to close Protected EAP Properties.
  13. In the Security tab, click on Advanced Settings.Capture2
  14. Check Specify Authentication mode and choose User Authentication. Click OK.
  15. Click OK to close MiddleburyCollege Wireless Network properties.
  16. Click Close to complete the setup.

Once you have completed the configuration steps in the above section, you should be able to see a bubble pop up in the lower right hand corner of your task bar. You can then follow the below steps to connect to the network.

  1. Click on the bubble Additional information is required to connect to MiddleburyCollege prompted in your task bar.Capture3
  2. A network dialog box will appear. Enter your username and password (same as your email account). And then click OK.Capture4

You should now be connected to the MiddleburyCollege WiFi network!

How do I connect my Mac to the MiddleburyCollege wireless network

Most of the time, to use the MiddleburyCollege wireless network, all you need to do is the following:

  1. Click on the AirPort icon on the right end of the menu bar at the top of your screen.
  2. Select “MiddleburyCollege” from the list.
  3. Enter your MIIS username (do not enter your full email address) and password (same as your MIIS email log-in), then click on Join.
  4. You are all set!

However, if the above procedure does not work for you, follow the steps below.

  1. Click on Airport icon on right-upper toolbar.
  2. From the drop-down menu, select Join Other Network
  3. Type MiddleburyCollege in the Network Name field.
  4. Select WPA Enterprise or WPA2 Enterprise from the Security drop-down menu.
  5. Enter your network username and password (the same as your email account) in the User Name and Password fields, respectively.
  6. Click on Remember this network check-box.
  7. Click on Join to join the network.

 

How do I connect my iPhone/iPad to the wireless network?

Most of the time to use the Middlebury wireless network, all you need to do is the following:

1. On the home screen, tap Settings

2. On the following screen, tap Wi-Fi

3. Select “MiddleburyCollege“.

4. Enter your Middlebury account name and password (same as your email username and password), then tap Join.

5. If you are prompted to accept a certificate, tap Trust.

If the above procedure does not work, follow the steps below:

1. On the home screen, tap Settings.2. Select Wi-Fi.3. On the next screen, tap Other

4. Enter “MiddleburyCollege” in the Name field, then tap Security.

5. Choose WPA2 Enterprise or WPA Enterprise, then tap Other Network.

6. Enter your Middlebury username and password (same as your email username and password), then tap Join.

Sites DOT MIISThe Middlebury Institute site network.