Bring Your Own Device - BYOD - Wi-Fi Network
We have finally be able to finish the implementation of a secure wireless network (802.1x RADIUS Authentication) district wide.
At your schools today, when you turn on your wifi device, you will see several wireless options listed;
|PSD_Chrome||- Used ONLY for Chromebooks|
|PSD_267||- Used ONLY for district owned laptops|
|PSD_Staff||- Must be Staff for this to work|
|PSD_Student||- Must have a Student Account for this to work|
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This document focuses on only two of these – Staff and Student.
The PSD_Staff Wi-Fi network is for all PERSONALLY OWNED Staff devices (Cell phones, iPads, Android Tablets and so forth) while the PSD_Student Wi-Fi network is for all the Student PERSONALLY OWNED devices. To get them connected, you need to apply some basic settings. These settings are exactly the same if you are Staff or a Student so please share this information with Students as needed. Also note, there are literally hundreds of different devices out there. Many of them will have similar settings to what we show you here but many will require you to know your device. Once you get these settings done, you shouldn’t have to do it again. Your devices will ALWAYS reconnect… over and over… Easily, Securely.
So here’s what you typically need to do (this example is from an Android SmartPhone but others may differ slightly).
- Connect to either PSD_Staff or PSD_Student wireless network.
- The settings you will need to look for and change are: EAP, Phase 2 Authentication, Your Identity and Your Password.
- Set EAP = PEAP
- Set Phase 2 Authentication = MSCHAPV2
- The CA certificate is not needed so can be left blank or unspecified depending on your device.
- Set Identity = your District Login ID (ex. mine is GShannon).
- You do not need to enter an anonymous identity so leave that alone.
- Finally Set password = you District Password.
- At this point you can press connect. It will likely take a few seconds to get on the network but after that it will be good to go!
Below is an example of a common Samsung Smartphone running Android 6.0.1.
Of course, if you need help, have your device handy and one of the IT team are around, we would be more than happy to help you out. Please be aware that we will try our best to get your device to connect to our network but sometimes, problems arise with these things that we simply can’t fix.
For those who are self-starters and can work these things on your own but need some extra reading materials - please read on.
For help with Windows and Mac OS clients, try this link
For help with Android clients, try this link.