wi-fi at Purdue (PAL 2.0)

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  1. solarguy17 macrumors 6502a

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    I am a student at Purdue University and I cannot for the life of me figure out how to connect to PAL2.0,

    The link to connect via Mac OS X is below but I cant figure this out for the Touch

    Help Please!!!

    http://www.itap.purdue.edu/airlink/client/macosx.cfm
     
  2. Arisian macrumors 68000

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  3. xerikx macrumors regular

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    They're using a VPN client to secure their wireless, so you have to wait until the touch gets hacked I guess
     
  4. ivi7 macrumors 6502a

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    There you go:

    1. Open the settings page in the bottom right corner
    2. Choose the Wi-Fi options page
    3. Under "Choose a Network..." select "Other..."
    4. Enter PAL in the Name field and make sure Security is set to None
    5. Press the Join button on the keyboard
    6. Once you have connected to PAL it will show under Choose a Network with a check next to its name
    7. Press the Settings button at the top to return to the settings page
    8. Choose the General option and then the Network option
    9. Make sure it says PAL in the Wi-Fi field on this page then choose the VPN option
    10. On the VPN page choose the Settings option
    11. Press the PPTP tab
    12. Enter vpn.purdue.edu in the Server field, your Purdue Career account username in the Account field, and your Purdue Career account password in the Password field
    13. Choose Auto for the Encryption Level
    14. Press the Save button at the top
    15. Toggle the VPN option to On
    16. The Status field will say Connected with the amount of time connected once you are successfully on PAL 1.0
     
  5. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    You can't use PAL2.0 on the iPhone or iPod Touch. Apple didn't pay the fees to allow WPA Enterprise authentication.

    Why did you come to MacRumours when PUMUG already had the solution. ;)

    Maybe you should come to our meeting. :D

    September 26th
    7:00 PM
    LWSN 1106

    If you pay club dues you will be entered to win one of two iPod Shuffles.
     
  6. solarguy17 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Didnt realize they did, thanks alot.
     
  7. solarguy17 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The General option in the Settings menu doesnt havea NETWORK option. At least my touch doesnt.
    ANy suggestions? I look through all the options when it pulled PAL up and there was no option for VPN.

    hum..I could go ask itap but my guess is they will be clueless.
     
  8. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    ITaP would be as clueless as their Mac Doctor. :p
     
  9. mburchna macrumors newbie

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    Ya, I'm also a student at Purdue and I cannot get it to work. Why would apple include VPN in the iphone but not the Ipod touch. This is so frustrating.

    Lets try and keep this thread alive so that I can use PAL2.0 on campus. I get on PAL but it is just the instructions.
     
  10. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    PAL2.0 requires the WPA Enterprise support and PAL needs VPN support. I'm surprised the Touch doesn't have VPN support while the iPhone does.
     
  11. solarguy17 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I spoke with itap,

    the girl on the phone said the administrators have been working on it but they can figure out how to get the iphone or ipod touch on PAL or PAL2.0....

    She had sid if I had a VPN client on it I might beable to but she wasnt sure.

    As far as I can tell the touch has no bpn client in the software (avaible) but iphone does which is why it works.

    not that itap knows that.
     
  12. ivi7 macrumors 6502a

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    I was under the impression that the Touch had VPN just like the iphone. Well then you won't be able to connect to PAL I have the same problem with my laptop. I have to use VPN in that as well. Itap knows about the problem but they haven't figured a way to get it solved. Not as yet.
     
  13. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    PAL2.0 should work without any sort of additional client in Windows or OS X.

    I'd be more then happy to help in person or using the KB documents.
     
  14. mburchna macrumors newbie

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    Anyone think that apple will release an update for the touch that enables VPN?
     
  15. ivi7 macrumors 6502a

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    Haven't heard of it as of now. It sucks that its not there already.
     
  16. mburchna macrumors newbie

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    honestly what was the point in taking it out?
     
  17. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    No updates.

    Our meeting went well and someone did bring up the iPhone over PAL. No one has a Touch in PUMUG yet.

    Hopefully you came to our meeting.
     
  18. jonnyboy88 macrumors newbie

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    Hey, I just bought the January software update for the touch and it now shows network options (including VPN) under the settings menu. I'm going to try it on campus tomorrow.:)

    Also, i lost all my unlocked apps, but being able to get email and surf the web on campus (hopefully) makes up for it.
     
  19. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Thanks for the update.

    PUMUG would like to know your experiences as well. :D
     
  20. jdcooper88 macrumors newbie

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    Hey I also just got hte january update and now that it supports VPN has anyone had an luck figuring out how to connect to pal 2.0 with it?
     
  21. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    With VPN support you can access PAL and not PAL2.0.

    PAL2.0 requires 802.1x authentication support.
     
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  24. The real Krafty macrumors newbie

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    Thanks man! I have been trying to figure out how to do that for a while now haha :) although I don't have a iPod Touch... I have an iPhone 3GS 32GB running 3.0... But still thank you! :D
     
  25. jonnyboy88 macrumors newbie

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    Those steps have been outdated since the 2.0 firmware came out and enterprise encryption started being supported. Here's how to connect to the faster PAL2.0:

    1)Goto Settings--> Wi-Fi--> Other...
    2)For name enter "PAL2.0" (no spaces)
    3)For security select "WPA Enterprise"
    4)Enter your career account username and password
    5)Click accept when it pops up

    Also, you need to be in range of the network, ie on campus, to set it up. Also, since the ssid is not broadcast in most areas, you may have to go into settings and select it manually when you want to connect, but you don't have to enter your login info every time.

    http://dcstoday.itap.purdue.edu/iphone/Manual_Setup.html
     

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