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    Student Wireless Connection process

    Below is a link to step by step instructions for various operating systems:

    Windows7AndroidchromeIOS     ALL devices

    To connect to the new BYOD wireless network, 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.

    If you have tried to connect to any of the other school networks and those connections are saved on your device then you will need to delete them.

    The quick details are that the BHS_BYOD network is the most secure wireless network and will work well for all 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.

    There can sometimes be a problem with Microsoft clients so for Microsoft Windows and some troublesome android devicess you can still need to use a less but still reasonably secure method with a common shared wireless key. This network is called “BHS_BYOD_alt” and your teacher will be able to share the password with you.

    • Tips to make your internet connection faster

      • Turn off bluetooth.
        • Wireless bluetooth communication systems interfere with the old standard wireless network systems which many devices still use.
      • Turn off any portable wireless access point on your phone.
        • Portable access points compete with our own school access points and the result is that neither system works as well as it should.
      • Once you are in your class, switch your wireless connection off and then back on again.
        • That does not mean reboot your device but most probably switch airplane mode on and back off again.
        • Our access points tend to be "sticky" which means that if you move closer (one classroom to another) to what would be a better access point, you may still remain connected to one which will not give you as good a signal.