Need to connect Touch to campus internet

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by nintendomaster, Sep 30, 2008.

  1. nintendomaster macrumors newbie

    Sep 30, 2008
    Hi thanks so much for reading this.

    I go to St. John's University, and they give every student a laptop with the built in settings to connect to the campus. My whole campus is wireless and i can connect anywhere when i'm on my St. John's laptop.

    The thing is, I want to connect my 2nd generation Touch to the campus' internet but I can't find the internet they use's secured and can't be found.

    Is there any way to connect to the campus' internet connection? (something to do with VPN?)
  2. Mechanicus macrumors member

    Sep 28, 2008
    I assume it can find a signal but won't connect? You're going to have to talk to an administrator to get the setting/password they use. Most likely you're out of luck.
  3. jrnewhouse macrumors member


    Aug 4, 2007
    At our campus, you have to enter the same ID and password that you use to check campus email to log on to the wi-fi network. The Touch should automatically detect the wi-fi network and give you an opportunity to enter your ID and password.
  4. Global2 macrumors newbie

    Jul 1, 2008
    Hello there, nintendomaster. Many college campuses use the 802.1x standard for their secure wifi networks. It sounds like yours may be one of them.

    The good news is that the Touch running 2.0 can indeed handle 802.1x. The bad news is that the capability is not entirely built into it and it takes a bit of an effort to get it functional. You will need first to install on a computer (not the Touch) the iPhone Configuration Utility. You can get this free from the Apple site. Then you create, on the computer, a profile with the settings and passwords necessary for the 802.1x net. As others have pointed out, you will need to talk to the campus IT folks to get all this. They may say they don't know how to do it on a Touch. Get the settings for a Mac, then; they are the same. After creating the profile on the computer, you email it to yourself, and open the email in the Touch's email program whereupon it installs itself and you should be able to connect. Obviously you also will need to find as well a wifi net other than the campus secure one to receive that email.

    Again, this is presuming your network is 802.1x. That probably should be the first thing you check on with IT.

  5. nintendomaster thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 30, 2008
    well i will definitely look into that guys. thanks so much. ill let you know how it goes

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