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

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 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.

Android:

  • Tap on Apps/Wireless & Networks/WiFi
  • Select Bates Secure
    • EAP Method – PEAP
    • Phase 2 authentication – None
    • CA Certificate – Use system certificates
    • Domain – bates.edu
    • Identify – Enter your Bates Username (do not include the @bates.edu)
    • Anonymous Identify – Enter your Bates Username (do not include the @bates.edu)
    • Password – Enter your Bates Network/Email Password

  • Accept the defaults in all other fields.
  • Proceed to connecting to Bates Secure WiFi.

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