How do I connect to the Bates Wireless (WiFi) Network/Bates Secure SSID?

Service Announcement – Networking Issues

Monday, March 27, 2017 @ 8:44am

A report of Internet Service Issues has been posted to our System Status page.

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Bates College offers 3 Wireless (WiFi) networks options for individuals to choose from when on campus.

Bates SecureBates Secure is the primary WiFi SSID for Bates faculty, staff, and students and offers full WPA2 encryption.

Bates Open – Bates Open is the WiFi connectivity available for guests of the college. Bates Open is also used for connecting gaming consoles, Apple TVs, Smart Devices, etc. 

Eduroam – Bates faculty, staff, and students visiting institutions in the the US and around the world will be able to connect to the eduroam service at participating schools using their Bates College network credentials.  In turn, visitors to Bates from participating schools will be able to access the internet here with the credentials provided by their home institutions.  

Connecting to the “Bates Secure” SSID/Wireless

MacOS and iOS Devices:

  • Click on the wireless signal strength icon along the upper right of your screen (or in Settings/WiFi on iOS devices)
  • Select Bates Secure
  • You will be presented with a dialog box. Enter your Bates Username (not your email) and Password.
  • Click the Join button and accept/trust the certificate.

Windows 8 & 10:

  • Click on the wireless signal strength icon in the system tray on the lower right of your screen.
  • Select Bates Secure
  • You will be presented with a dialog box. Enter your Bates Username (not your email) and Password.
  • Click the Submit button and accept/trust the certificate.

Windows 7:

  • Click on the wireless signal strength icon in the system tray on the lower right of your screen.
  • Click on Open Network and Sharing Center
  • Select Setup a new connection or network
  • Manually connect to a wireless network
  • If prompted, confirm certificate and select Connect (this may happen twice)
  • Click on the wireless signal strength icon in the system tray on the lower right of your screen.
  • Select Bates Secure
  • Open a web browser and navigate to a website of your choice.
    • You will automatically be redirected to the Network Access Control Registration web page.

  • You will be presented with a dialog box. Enter your Bates Username (not your email) and Password.
  • Click the Submit button and accept/trust the certificate.

Android:

  • Tap on Apps/Wireless & Networks/Wi-Fi
  • Select Bates Secure
  • You will be presented with a dialog box. Enter your Bates Username (not your email) and Password in the Identity and Password fields.  
  • Accept the defaults in all other fields.

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