Connecting to Wi-Fi on a Computer

Updated Jul 06, 2020

Having access to Wi-Fi is important to your success as a BYU-Idaho student, so don’t go without it on campus. Since the process of connecting to the BYU-Idaho Wi-Fi will vary depending on your computer’s operating system, find your device below for tailored instructions on connecting to the Wi-Fi. Check out our tips at the bottom of this article if you are having problems with your Wi-Fi connection. 


Windows Wi-Fi setup

Windows 7, 8, & 10 wireless setup

1. At the bottom right corner of your desktop, click the Network icon. 

2. Select the BYUI Wi-Fi network. 

Make sure you select the Connect Automatically option so that this network will always be available to you from now on. 

3. A box will appear asking for your username and password. Type your BYU-Idaho username into the first box and password into the second box.  

4. Select Ok



Chromebook wireless setup

1. Double-click the wireless icon in the lower right-hand corner. 

2. Select the BYUI Wi-Fi network. 

3. A new window will open. In the EAP Method drop-down menu, click PEAP

Sometimes a Phase 2 authentication box will appear, make sure it is set to automatic or MSCHAPv2.

4. In the CA Certificate drop-down menu, select Do not check. 

5. Type your BYU-Idaho username into the Identity field.  

6. Type your BYU-Idaho password into the Password field. 

7. Click Connect

Fields that are blank by default should be left blank (except the Identity and Password fields). 


MacOS wireless setup (using the Wi-Fi icon)

MacOS Sierra/High Sierra/Mojave/Catalina

1. Click the Wi-Fi icon in the top right-hand corner of your desktop. 

2. A drop-down menu will appear listing all available wireless networks; click BYUI

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3. A prompt will pop up asking you to enter a wireless network password. Enter your BYU-Idaho password, then click Join

Click the box next to Remember this network in order to save the BYUI Wi-Fi network's information. That way, you will be able to connect automatically the next time you want to access BYU-Idaho's Wi-Fi network. 

remember this network

4. You will receive a certification pop-up. Click Continue

5. At the next pop-up, enter your Mac's login information–not your BYU-Idaho login information. Once this is complete, you should be able to access BYU-Idaho's wireless network. 


Mac Wi-Fi setup

MacOS Catalina

1. Click the Apple logo in the top left-hand corner of your desktop. 

2. Click System Preferences from the drop-down menu. This will open a new window.

system preferences

 3. Click Network

network

4. Click Wi-Fi in the left-hand column of the screen.

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5. Locate the Network Name drop-down menu, click it, and select the BYUI Wi-Fi network. 

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6. A prompt will pop up asking you to enter a wireless network password. Enter your BYU-Idaho password, then click OK

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Click the box next to Remember this network in order to save BYUI Wi-Fi network's information. Now you will be able to connect automatically the next time you want to access BYU-Idaho's Wi-Fi.  

Mac OS X Lion, Mountain Lion, Mavericks, or El Capitan

1. Click the Apple logo in the top left-hand corner of your desktop. 

2. Click System Preferences from the drop-down menu. This will open a new window. 

3. Click Network

4. Click Wi-Fi in the left-hand column of the screen. 

5. Locate the Network Name drop-down menu, click it, and select the BYUI Wi-Fi network. 

6. A prompt will pop up asking you to enter a wireless network password. Enter your BYU-Idaho password, then click OK

Click the box next to Remember this network in order to save the BYUI Wi-Fi network's information. Now you will be able to connect automatically the next time you want to access BYU-Idaho's Wi-Fi.

7. At the next pop-up, enter your Mac's login information–not your BYU-Idaho login information. 

8. Click Apply


Mac OS X Snow Leopard

1. Click the Wi-Fi icon in the top right-hand corner of your screen. 

2. A drop-down menu will appear listing all available wireless networks; click BYUI

3. A prompt will pop up asking you to enter a wireless network password. Enter your BYU-Idaho password, then click OK

Click the box next to Remember this network in order to save the BYUI Wi-Fi network's information. That way, you will be able to connect automatically the next time you want to access BYU-Idaho's network. 


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