Dartmouth Secure Setup: Laptops and Desktops

This tutorial covers how to set up Dartmouth’s private wireless network, Dartmouth Secure, on your Macintosh or Windows computer. The main reasons for connecting to Dartmouth Secure are security (all data in transit is encrypted) and speed. As always, please contact us with any questions or problems.

Video tutorial for Mac.

Video tutorial for Windows.

  • Setting Dartmouth Secure up on a Mac is fairly quick and painless. Follow the few steps below and you’ll be on the Internet in no time.
  • In the Finder bar (the bar at the very top of the screen), click on the wireless utility icon.
  • Click on Dartmouth Secure.

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  • In the next screen that appears, type your Dartmouth netID and password. If you can’t remember your netID, you can look it up here.

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  • Leave Remember Network checked and click Join.
  • The next screen relates to accepting a security certificate from Dartmouth. Make sure always trust radius.dartmouth.edu is checked and click Continue.

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  • You’ll be prompted to enter your computer password. Do so and click Update Settings.

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  • You’re all set. You should now be connected to Dartmouth Secure.
  • Go to the Taskbar at the bottom of your screen and click on the Wireless Utility. In the list of available wireless networks that appear, you’ll want to choose either Dartmouth Public or DHMC Guest (if you’re at Novell).

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  • You will probably receive a Java popup or two. Click Allow. The program will then run.

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  • In the next window to appear, type in your Dartmouth netID and password and click Continue. Click here if you don’t know your netID.

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  • You will probably receive a Wireless Utility Conflict screen. Just click Continue.
  • It may take a couple minutes to complete the setup. At the end, you should see the screen below.

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