Advanced Wireless Access
WPA2 Enterprise Authentication
The next generation of UM network access is now available throughout campus. This technology enables all WebID users to automatically log into the network and keep multiple devices connected at the same time. It also enhances security by encrypting local wireless traffic. WPA2 is available exclusively on the 'OleMiss_v2' network and it is available wherever the original 'OleMiss' signal is broadcast. All WebID holders are invited to send feedback and connect to the v2 network using the steps below.
- Change your WebID password. This only has to be done once.
- Setup 'OleMiss_v2' by following the instructions from the chart below.
- Remove the 'OleMiss' network from your device to ensure it stays on v2.
- Android WiFi Settings (2.2+)
Add a new network to your Android device under WiFi Settings using the info shown from the link above. Various device setup screens may differ but will only need the settings shown to connect.
- Apple Setup App (5.1+ 10.8+)
iDevices follow the link above to start the setup process then follow the instructions. Macbooks log into the 'OleMiss' network first then return to this page and select same link above and follow the prompts.
- Windows Setup App (Vista, 7, 8)
Select the link above to download and run the Windows setup app. This is non-intrusive just like the Apple app. It only creates the connection, does not install anything else on the device and can be easily removed.
Setup instructions are listed to the right. After completing this one-time process, simply disconnect from 'OleMiss' then select 'OleMiss_v2' from your available networks list to connect. Note: When it asks for a username simply enter your WebID, and if your device has a PIN code you will be asked to enter it during the process.
Password expiration occurs every 90 days for all WebIDs. Devices setup for v2 will not need to log in again until their password expires or is changed. When this happens, just update the 'OleMiss_v2' settings in your device with your new password.
Shared devices should not be set up for 'OleMiss_v2'. This will help prevent others from accessing the network under your WebID. Guests and any public or lab computers should connect using basic web autheticaton on the original unified OleMiss network instead.