Having access to a wireless network is important to your success as a BYU-Idaho student. Do not go with out Wi-Fi on campus just because you need a little extra help. Read this article if you are having problems connecting your device to the campus wireless network, or are wondering about how to do so in the first place.


Check if the Wi-Fi is On

Check if your Wi-Fi is on by clicking the Wi-Fi symbol on your desktop and finding the option to turn Wi-Fi on or off. If your Wi-Fi is not on, turn it on and try connecting to the BYUI network. Use the Connect to the BYU-Idaho Wireless Network section of this article if you need help. Check for an exteranal button that turns Wi-Fi on and off if you cannot locate a place to enable it in your computer settings.

 

Check Your Wi-Fi Network Connection

If you are having problems accessing the BYU-Idaho website or I-Learn, see if you are connected to the BYUI_Visitor. This network is intended primarily for ecclesiastical leaders serving on campus, and does not give access to I-Learn, printers, and other services.

You can see which wireless network you are connected to by clicking the Wi-Fi icon located on your desktop. If you are connected to the BYUI_Visitor, disconnect by clicking on the BYU_Visitor option, then Disconnect.

 

Intermittent or Spotty Wi-Fi Between Buildings

If you are having problems connecting to the campus wireless network, your computer may be trying to connect to a network access point that is too far away. Disconnect from the network, then connect to the BYU-Idaho network.


Connect to the BYU-Idaho Wireless Network

The process of connecting to the BYU-Idaho wireless network will vary depending on your computer’s operating system. Find the correct operating system below and follow the instructions.

 

Windows Wireless Setup

 

Windows 10 Wireless Setup

  1. At the bottom right corner of your desktop, click the Network icon.
  2. Select the BYUI network.

NOTE: Make sure you've selected the "Connect Automatically" option so that this network will always be available to you from now on.     

       3. Select Connect.

 

Windows XP Wireless Setup

  1. At the bottom right corner of your desktop, double-click the Network icon.
  2. Select Change Advanced Settings.
  3. A new window will open. Select the Wireless Networks tab.
  4. Select the Add... button.
  5. A form will appear. Fill it out like this:
    • Type BYUI in the Network Name box.
    • Use the WPA2 option in the Network Authentication box. If you don't have that option, use WPA.
  6. Select Authentication.
  7. Change the EAP type to PEAP.
  8. Select Properties.
  9. Select Configure. There will be a window that pops up with a checked box in it.  Uncheck that box.
  10. Select OK on every open window.
  11. Wait a few seconds and a bubble will appear in the lower right-hand corner of the page.
  12. Fill out the form using your Net-ID. Your Net-ID is the same username you use to log in to your BYU-Idaho account.
  13. Enter your BYU-Idaho credentials in their respective boxes. Leave the Login domain blank.
  14. Once you've entered your username and password, a bubble will appear in the bottom right corner again; select it.
  15. Select OK.

 

Windows Vista Wireless Setup

  1. Select the Start button.
  2. Select Connect to...
  3. Choose the BYUI network.
  4. Select Connect.

 

Chromebook Wireless Setup

  1. Double-click the wireless icon in the lower-right-hand corner.
  2. Choose the BYUI network.
  3. A new window will open. In the EAP Method drop-down menu, select PEAP.
  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 username into the Password field.
  7. Select Connect.

 

Mac Wireless Setup 

 

Mac OSX Wireless Setup (Using AirPort)

Mac OS X Snow Leopard:

  1. Select the Apple logo in the top-left-hand corner of your desktop.
  2. Select System Preferences... from the drop-down menu. This will open a new window.
  3. Select Network.
  4. Select AirPort in the left-hand column of the screen.
  5. Locate the Network Name drop-down menu, select it, and choose the BYUI wireless network.
  6. A prompt will pop up asking you to enter a wireless network password. Enter your BYU-Idaho password, then select OK.
    NOTE: Click the box next to Remember this network in order to save BYUI network's information. Now you will be able to connect automatically the next time you want to access BYU-Idaho's wireless network. 
  7. Select Apply.

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

  1. Select the Apple logo in the top-left-hand corner of your desktop.
  2. Select System Preferences... from the drop-down menu. This will open a new window.
  3. Select Network.
  4. Select Wi-Fi in the left-hand column of the screen.
  5. Locate the Network Name drop-down menu, select it, and choose the BYUI wireless network.
  6. A prompt will pop up asking you to enter a wireless network password. Enter your BYU-Idaho password, then select OK.
    NOTE: Select the box next to "Remember this network" in order to save the BYUI network's information. Now you will be able to connect automatically the next time you want to access BYU-Idaho's wireless network.
  7. At the next popup, enter your Mac's login information–not your BYU-Idaho login information.
  8. Select Apply.

Mac OSX Wireless Setup (Using the Wi-Fi Icon)

Mac OS X Snow Leopard:

  1. Select 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; select BYUI.
  3. A prompt will pop up asking you to enter a wireless network password. Enter your BYU-Idaho password, then select OK.

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

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

  1. Select the Wi-Fi icon in the top-right-hand corner of you desktop.
  2. A drop-down menu will appear listing all available wireless networks; select BYUI.
  3. A prompt will pop up asking you to enter a wireless network password. Enter your BYU-Idaho password, then select OK.
    NOTE: Select the box next to Remember this network in order to save the BYUI network's information. That way, you will be able to connect automatically the next time you want to access BYU-Idaho's wireless network. 
  4. You will receive a certification popup. Select Continue.
  5. At the next popup, 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.