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    Student Wireless Connection process, 2014


    Below are links to step by step instructions for various operating systems:

    IOS     iOS (iPod, iPad, iPhone) - MacOSx is very similar

    chrome   Chromebooks

    Android   Android devices

    Windows7   Microsoft Windows


    To connect to the new student wireless network for this year, there are several steps to follow depending on the operating system and version on your device. These steps involve; firstly setting up a secure connection to our wireless network and secondly authenticating yourself with our internet firewall. The second part will need to be done at least once a day at the moment until we get our wireless network and firewall talking to each other nicely.

    If you have tried to connect to the BHS_Guest, BHS_Portal, PROVISIONING or Aurora networks and those connections are saved on your device then you will need to delete them. Also if your Apple device has a “zero_IT” profile saved then this will also need to be deleted.

    The quick details are that the BHS_Student_2014 network is the most secure wireless network and will work well for Apple, Blackberry, Chromebooks, and modern Android devices. You will however have to tell Android and ChromeOS to use TTLS for its EAP method (top option box) and leave the “Anonymous identity” option blank and tell ChromeOS not to check the server CA certificate and Share the network with other users.

    We still have a problem with Microsoft clients and cheap and/or old android devices so for Microsoft Windows and troublesome androids you will still need to use a less but still reasonably secure method with a common shared wireless key. This network is called “BHS_Student_Shared” and uses the password “studentlogin2014”.