To connect to the BOWDOIN wireless network, you must:
Please select your operating system from the list below to see how to setup your computer for access to the BOWDOIN wireless network.
1. Click on the Airport icon by the system clock on the Macintosh desktop.
2. Choose BOWDOIN and enter your username and password.
3. A Verify Certificate window will open the first time you connect. Click Continue to accept the certificate. It may take up to 30 seconds to get an ip address.
4. If you have previously connected to Bowdoin please do the following first:
5. Click on the Apple-->System Preferences-->Network
6. Click on "Airport" on the left and then click "Advanced".
7. On the "Airport" tab choose Bowdoin from the list and click the "-" sign to delete.
8. Now go to the "TCP/IP" tab and click the arrow next to "Using DHCP" and set to manual
9. Click "ok" and you will get an error-->click "ok" and toggle the setting back to "Using DHCP"
10. Click "OK", then "Apply" and close that window.
11. Up in the finder bar click on the wireless icon and turn the airport "off" then back "on"
12. Follow steps 1 & 2 above.
**Note: Leopard (10.5.8) users may still experience no connectivity. Do the following:
a. Turn the wireless off and then on. Connect to Bowdoin.
b. When prompted about the certificate choose "Show Certificate"
c. In the certificate click the arrow next to "Trust" to drop it open.
d. In the top drop-down box choose "Trust Always" and this will fill in the other 2 boxes accordingly"
e. Then click "Continue" to accept the certificate. Wait about 30 seconds and you will then be connected.
1. Make sure Windows is managing your wireless connections.
2. Click on the Wireless Icon in the taskbar located near the system clock.
2. Choose BOWDOIN from the list of available wireless networks.
3. Enter your user name and password.
4. Accept the certificate if prompted.
There are two requirements you will need to check first in order to connect to the network with Windows Vista:
Have installed Windows Vista with Service Pack 2. You can do this through your Windows Updates.
Make sure Windows is managing your wireless networks.
1. If you have connected to Bowdoin previously then right click on the Wireless Icon in the taskbar located near the system clock
2. Open "Network and Sharing Center" and click "Manage Wireless Networks" (NOT-Manage Network Connections!)
3. Select "Bowdoin" and click "Remove" in the bar above. Confirm deletion by clicking "OK"
4. Now click "Add" in the bar and choose "Add a Network that is in range of this computer"
5. Choose "Bowdoin" and click "connect"
6. Choose "Enter/select additional log on information" and enter your Bowdoin username, password and domain=BOWDOINCOLLEGE
7. You will brought back to the window that says "Enter/select additional log on information" again. Click on this a second time.
8. You will be prompted about a certificate, click "OK"
9. Check the boxes for "save" and "start" and then click "Close". You are now connected.
There are three requirements you will need to check first in order to connect to the network with Windows XP:
Have installed Windows XP with Service Pack 3. You can do this through your Windows Updates.
Make sure Windows is managing your wireless networks.
Have installed and configured a 802.11a, 802.11g or 802.11n compatible wireless network card, capable of using WPA or WPA2 encryption.
1. Click Start > Control Panel >Double Click "Network Connections"
2. Right Click "Wireless Network Connection" and then select "Properties".
The Wireless Network Connection Properties dialog box is displayed.
3. Click the Wireless Networks tab.
4. Make sure the BOWDOIN is highlighted and click on Properties.
5. From the Network Authentication list, select WPA2. (If you do not have WPA2 listed you may need to update to Windows XP Service Pack 3.)
6. From the DATA Encryption list, select AES.
7. Click the Authentication tab.
8. For the EAP type, select Protected EAP(PEAP).
9. Uncheck Authenticate as computer when computer information is available.
10. Click Properties under the EAP type list.
11. Uncheck Validate server certificate.
12. Check the Enable Fast Reconnect checkbox.
13. From the Select Authentication Method list, select Secure password (EAP-MSCHAP v2).
14. Next to the Select Authentication Method list, click Configure.
15. Uncheck Automatically use my Windows logon name and password (and domain if any).
16. Click OK.
17. Click OK in the Protected EAP Properties, Wireless network properties, and Wireless Network Connection Properties dialog boxes to close them and return to the Windows desktop.
1. An informational balloon is displayed near the System Clock. Click on this balloon.
2. Select Bowdoin from the list of available wireless networks.
3. Enter in your Bowdoin username and password. Leave the Logon Domain field blank.
4. You will now be connected to the BOWDOIN network.
1. Navigate to Settings-->Internet
2. Click on the "Options" button next Bowdoin (NOT "Connect")
3. Then in the window that comes up click "Connect" in there!
4. You will see the following screen:
5. Choose "PEAP" for the 'EAP method', 'Phase 2 Auth' = automatic, 'Server CA certificate' = "Do Not Check"
6. Then enter your Bowdoin username in the 'Identity' field and then your Bowdoin password in the 'Password' field. Leave the 'Anonymous identity' field empty.
7. Click "Connect" and wait a moment and you should get a window that says "connected".
1. Click on the wireless symbol up in the notification bar and choose the Bowdoin wireless network to connect to
2. You should get the following window:
3. Change all the settings to the ones above: Wireless Security = WPA & WPA2 Enterprise, Authentication = Protected EAP (PEAP), Leave Anonymous Identity empty, CA Certificate = none, PEAP Version = automatic, Inner Authentication = MSCHAPV2, Username = your Bowdoin username, password = your bowdoin password.
4. Click "connect". You will get the following window:
5. For the above window, check the box for "Don't warn me again" and click "Ignore"
6. You should then get a window that pops up and says "connected"
7. You should be able to get to the Bowdoin homepage:
1. Select the Settings icon.
2. Select Wi-Fi and make sure Wi-Fi is turned on.
3. Under Choose Network... choose BOWDOIN.
4. If you have connected to BOWDOIN before click the blue arrow to the right otherwise go to step 7.
5. Choose "Forget this network" and tap "forget" to make sure that the wireless will reconnect when the device gets turned on.
6. Then choose "Wi-Fi Networks" at the top to go back
7. Under Choose Network... choose Bowdoin.
4. Enter your Bowdoin Username and Password and tap Join.
5. When asked, tap the Accept the security certificate.
You will now be connected to the Bowdoin network.
BOWDOIN-LEGACY is a wireless network for devices that do not support WPA2 Enterprise wireless network. If you have a device that does not connect to the BOWDOIN wireless network, (Wii, Xbox, Amazon Kindle (except Kindle Fire & newer), Sony readers, Android devices Running Android OS 3 and below, etc) you will need to call the Help Desk at 725-3030 to have us register the wireless address for your device. This will allow your device to now connect to the BOWDOIN-LEGACY wireless network.
Choose the BOWDOIN-GUEST wireless network from your computer or Smartphone.
Open a web browser and fill out the registration web page that automatically loads. If your browser does not immediately connect to this page, refresh your browser.
BOWDOIN-GUEST access will expire 24 hours after you register.
BOWDOIN-GUEST wireless access is used for email and web browsing, has limited access and is not as fast. Bowdoin services like printing and network file services are not accessible when connected to the guest wireless network.