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The wireless network named "MIT" is a completely open network. This means that any data you transmit via the wireless network without ensuring that it's first encrypted will be sent over the network in the clear.
|IS&T recommends using MIT SECURE or MIT SECURE N instead of the regular MIT or MIT N wireless networks unless your network card, operating system or device does not support the WPA2 Enterprise security method. The MIT and MIT N networks will be retired in 2014.|
The MIT SECURE and MIT SECURE N wireless networks use the wireless protected access (WPA) protocol to encrypt all of your network traffic between your computer and the MIT wireless network controllers (in MIT server locations).
- Secure wireless connections at MIT use the WPA2 protocol.
- Software for your wireless card (WPA supplicant) is necessary to be able to connect to the MIT SECURE wireless network.
- Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Mac OS X have support for connecting to WPA2 networks
- iOS v.2.0 and above can connect to WPA2 networks
|Change your Password|
You may need to change your MIT Kerberos password prior to using the MIT SECURE network. Changing your password ensures that it is synchronized with the network's authentication servers.
If you have a valid personal certificate or know your current password, you can change your password at the following web page: https://ca.mit.edu/ca/cpw
If you forgot your password, please refer to these directions: http://kb.mit.edu/confluence/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=4262274
- Video: How PC users connect to MIT SECURE wireless
- Windows 7 - How to connect to MIT SECURE wireless
- Windows 7 - Connect to MIT SECURE wireless - Instructions for Lenovo laptops
- Mac OS X 10.6 - How to connect to MIT SECURE wireless
- Mac OS X 10.7 - How to connect to MIT SECURE wireless
- Mac OS X 10.8 - How to connect to MIT SECURE wireless
- Ubuntu Linux - How to connect to MIT SECURE wireless
MIT SECURE N
You can repeat this process to also create a secure connection to the MIT SECURE N wireless network. For information on the differences between MIT SECURE and MIT SECURE N, please see: What is the difference between the MIT wireless networks (MIT SECURE, MIT SECURE N, MIT GUEST and MIT)?
Instructions for mobile devices including Android, iPad, iPhone, Blackberry, Windows Mobile 6.x and webOS can be found on the Mobile Device Support. Platform specific links follow below:
If you have questions or problems connecting to the MIT wireless networks, please contact the MIT Computing Help Desk.
The Wireless Networks at MIT
How to connect to the MIT SECURE wireless network
The MIT GUEST wireless network
What's the difference between the MIT wireless networks?
Troubleshooting and reporting problems on the MIT wireless network
List of devices that can or can't connect to MIT SECURE