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Connect to UVM Wireless

The following guides will help you connect to UVM’s wireless network. The guide includes steps for Windows, macOS, iOS and Android. If you have connected on your device previously, you may first need to forget the network.

Computers 

Windows

  1. Click on the WiFi icon in the bottom right corner of your screen on the taskbar, then select “UVM” from the list of available networks.
  2. Make sure the “Connect Automatically” checkbox is checked, then click “Connect“.
  3. Enter your UVM NetID and password, then click “OK“.
  4. Click “Connect” again when the following prompt is displayed:

That’s it! You’ve successfully connected your Windows computer to the UVM wireless network.

macOS

  1. Click on the WiFi icon in the top right corner, then select “UVM” from the list of available networks.
  2. If you have connected to UVM’s WiFi network on this machine in the past, continue to step 3.
    • When prompted to verify the UVM WiFi certificate, click “Continue
    • Enter in the password you use to log into your computer — not your UVM NetID password.
  3. Enter your UVM NetID and password, then click “Join“. (If you’ve forgotten your NetID password you can reset it here: https://uvm.edu/account)

That’s it! You’ve successfully connected your MacOS device to the UVM wireless network.

Chromebook

  1. Click the Wifi icon in the lower right corner of your screen.
  2. Select the Wi-Fi networks icon.
  3. From the list of available networks, select the UVM network.
  4. Enter the following settings to connect:
    SSID: UVM
    Security: EAP
    EAP Method: PEAP
    Phase 2 authentication:  MSCHAPv2
    Server CA certificate: Default
    Identity: your_uvm_netid
    Password: your_uvm_netid_password
    Anonymous identity: <leave blank>
    Allow other users of this device to use this network: toggle ON
  5. When the settings have been entered, click the Connect button.

Linux

Due to the wide range of Linux distributions available today, the steps outlined in this guide may not apply to your specific Linux installation. This guide was created using Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver

  1. Click the drop-down carrot in the top right corner. Under the Wi-Fi area, click on “Select Network”
  2. Choose the UVM network, then click “Connect”
  3. The following settings are required to connect to the UVM wireless network:
    Wi-Fi security: WPA & WPA2 Enterprise
    Authentication: PEAP
    Anonymous identity: <leave blank>
    Domain: <leave blank>
    CA certificate: None
    CA certificate password: <leave blank>
    No CA cert required: Checked
    PEAP version: Automatic
    Inner Authentication: MSCHAPv2
    Username: your_uvm_netid
    Password: your_uvm_netid_password
  4. When the settings have been entered, click the Connect button.

Raspberry Pi

While the UVM Tech Team recognizes the popularity of the Raspberry Pi by providing this guide, we do not offer extended support for wpa_supplicant configurations.
This guide was tested using a Raspberry Pi 3 running Raspbian Stretch: kernel 4.9

This guide assumes you have some knowledge of Linux operating systems. You should also change the default password of your pi account!!!

  1. From a different device, download this certificate, you’ll need it later. We suggest putting the cert on a USB flash drive to easily move it to your Pi.
  2. On your pi, create a directory for the cert to live:
     sudo mkdir /etc/certs
  3. Copy the cert to the /etc/certs directory:
     sudo cp -v /path/to/AddTrustExternalCARoot.cer /etc/certs/
  4. Use nano to configure the wpa_supplicant.conf file:
     sudo nano /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf
    • Below is what your wpa_supplicant.conf file should look like.
      NOTE:

      You’ll need to replace ‘netid’ and ‘netidpassword’ with your UVM credentials.

      country=US
      ctrl_interface=DIR=/var/run/wpa_supplicant GROUP=netdev
      update_config=1
      network={
             ssid="UVM"
             scan_ssid=0
             key_mgmt=WPA-EAP
             eap=PEAP
             identity="netid"
             password="netidPassword"
             ca_cert="/etc/certs/AddTrustExternalCARoot.cer"
             phase2="auth=MSCHAPV2"
      }
    • Press Ctrl + X to save the file.
  5. Reboot your pi
    reboot

Troubleshooting: Check for typos

Phones and Tablets 

iOS - iPhone and iPad

The following steps should work with any iOS device (iPhone, iPad) running iOS 10 or higher.

  1. Open the “Settings” app.
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  2. Tap the “Wi-Fi” settings icon.
    2
  3. Tap the “UVM” wireless network.
    3
  4. Enter your UVM NetID and password, then tap “Join” in the top right corner. (If you’ve forgotten your NetID password you can reset it here: https://uvm.edu/account)
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  5. Trust” the radius.uvm.edu certificate. Note that the correct certificate is signed by InCommon RSA Server CA

That’s it! You’ve successfully connected your iOS device to the UVM wireless network.

Android 7 and higher

This guide assumes your Android device is running Android 7.0 or higher. These settings have been tested on Android Nougat 7.0, and Android Oreo 8.1. If your phone  is running an older version of Android, do not use this guide.

  1. Open the Wifi settings and select the UVM network.

  2. Configure the connection settings as follows:
    EAP Method: PEAP
    Phase 2 authentication:  MSCHAPV2
    CA Certificates: Use system certificates
    Domain: radius.uvm.edu
    Identity: your_uvm_NetID
    Anonymous Identity: <leave blank>
    Password: your_NetID_password

    If your device does not allow you to select “Use system certificates” as shown above, please see the Android – manual certificate installation guide below.

  3. When the settings have been entered, tap on CONNECT.

That’s it, you’ve successfully joined the UVM Wireless network on your Android phone!

Some Android phones have slightly different interfaces for entering wireless settings so the exact appearance and process may vary. These settings will work for most Android systems, though.

Android 6 and lower

This guide assumes your Android device is running Android 6.0 or lower. These settings have been tested on Android Marshmallow 6.0. If your phone  is running a newer version of Android, do not use this guide.

  1. From the Home screen, open the Application Menu.Android_AppMenu
  2. From the Menu, open Settings.Android_Settings
  3. In Settings, tap on Wi-Fi.Android_WiFi
  4. You should now see a list of available Wi-Fi networks. Be sure to select the UVM network here.Andoird_AvailableWiFi
  5. Once you have selected UVM, a window will pop up with the settings for this network. Use these settings:
    EAP Method: PEAP
    Phase 2 authentication: MSCHAPv2
    CA certificate: None
    Identiy: your_uvm_netid
    Anonymous identity: <leave blank>
    Password: your_uvm_netid_password

  6. Press CONNECT.Android_ConnectWiFi

You should now be connected to the UVM wireless network!

Some Android phones have slightly different interfaces for entering wireless settings so the exact appearance and process may vary. These settings will work for most Android systems, though.

Android - manual certificate installation

Manufacturers of some Android phones do not provide pre-installed system certificates used to validate the trustworthiness of systems you’re connecting to. If your Android device does not give you the option to “Use system certificates” when specifying settings for connecting to UVM wireless, this guide will show you how to manually install the required certificate.

You will be required to use your data plan, or an alternate Wi-Fi connection to download the needed certificate. This is a “one time” process to connect your phone.

This is a small file, at less than 1.6KB and should not have a significant impact on your data plan.

  1. Open the Chrome browser on your phone and navigate to https://go.uvm.edu/wificert
  2. When the download completes, many phones will begin installing the certificate automatically. You may receive a prompt asking you to enter your phone’s passcode. Some phones will require you to tap on the downloaded “AddTrustExternalCARoot.cer” certificate file to install it.
  3. When installing the certificate, some phones will require that you name the certificate and specify how it will be used:
    Certificate name: UVM wifi
    Credential use: Wi-Fi
  4. After installing/naming the certificate, open your devices Wi-Fi settings and select the UVM network.
  5. Configure the connection settings as follows:
    EAP Method: PEAP
    Phase 2 authentication:  MSCHAPV2
    CA Certificates: UVM wifi
    Domain: radius.uvm.edu
    Identity: your_uvm_NetID
    Anonymous Identity: <leave blank>
    Password: your_NetID_password

Other

Game and Media Consoles

Game consoles, media streaming, and smart speaker devices are designed for consumer wireless networks and are not compatible with the UVM wireless network.

You must register your device and connect via Ethernet.

  1. To register your game console or media streaming device to the WIRED UVM network, please complete the Play Online Form at https://go.uvm.edu/playonline.
  2. Reboot your console or media streaming device. Your device should have Internet access.
  • If your device does not have an Ethernet port, please see our Internet-of-things tips guide to see if your device supports USB to Ethernet adapters.

Wireless Printers

Recommended

Directly connect to your printer using a printer cable. Most printers will use a USB-A to USB-B cable. Check the instructions provided with your printer.

Wireless printers are not designed for use with WPA2-Enterprise networks, a common WiFi network standard used by UVM and most other universities. They will not be able to connect to the UVM wireless network.

Additionally, it is not recommended to register a printer on our NetReg database for use with an Ethernet connection. Doing so represents a security risk; anyone connected to UVM’s network via Ethernet will be able to see your printer and print to it. This can lead to unwanted print jobs, excessive ink and paper use, and other issues.

Instead, you should use a printer cable to connect your printer to your computer. This direct connection will be required every time you want to print, but gives you the most control over your printer, and will work reliably. These cables can be picked up at the UVM Tech Store, though many printers will include them.

Updated on September 1, 2018

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