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MSUnet Configuration for iOS: iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch - TB14519

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Overview

This document will help you set up wireless access to MSUnet on your on-campus iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch.

NOTE: You must have Javascript enabled for MSUnet access. This should already be enabled, as it is by default in most browsers.

Screenshots for this document were made using an iPad running iOS 3.2.2.

Before You Begin

You must already have a valid MSU NetID for full MSUnet access. Limited guest access is available through the MSUnet Guest SSID if you do not have a valid MSU NetID.

Step 1: Open Safari

Click on the Safari icon on your home screen, and browse to any open website (for example, http://www.apple.com/support/ipad or http://wireless.msu.edu).safari

Step 2: Select a Wi-Fi Network

If your device isn't already connected, you will see a menu of available wireless networks.

  1. If you are a guest of MSU and do not have an MSU NetID, select MSUnet Guest. Additional information about guest wireless access is available in Techbase article TB4254.
  2. If you have an MSU NetID and would like to have full access to the MSUnet Wireless network, select MSUnet. Continue with Step 3.

Step 3: Register your device on the network

You must register your your iOS-based device on the MSU network to use it with MSUNet.

Special note: When you log in to the DHCP page, be sure you use all lowercase for your NetID. Devices using the iOS (iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone) have auto-fill capitalization. Unless you modify the entry for NetID to all lowercase, logging in to the DHCP registration site will fail. For instance, "Sparty" will fail - correcting the entry to "sparty" (all lowercase) will resolve the login failure.

Alternative Step 1: Open Settings

Alternatively, you can click on the Settings icon on your home screen to begin the process of selecting the wireless network of your choice.settings

Alternative Step 2: Select a Wi-Fi Network

Just as in Step 2 above, select the network you wish to access. The login site should load automatically (for Wireless Guest). For MSUNet Wireless or Wireless 2.0 continue with Step 3 above.networks

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Date Last Modified: 2/13/2012 2:16:40 PM

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