Connecting to Wi-Fi on a Chromebook or Windows

Having access to Wi-Fi is important to your success as a BYU-Idaho student, so don’t go without it on campus. Since the process of connecting to the BYU-Idaho Wi-Fi will vary depending on your computer’s operating system, find your device below for tailored instructions on connecting to the Wi-Fi. 

 In order to access Canvas and other important resources, make sure that you are connected to the BYUI network, not the BYUI_Visitor network. For network security, the BYUI_Visitor network restricts access to some sites.
 If you have recently changed your BYUI password and are having trouble connecting to the Wi-Fi, you will need to forget the BYUI Wi-Fi and reconnect. See Forgetting Wi-Fi for instructions.

Windows Wi-Fi setup

Windows wireless setup

1. At the bottom right corner of your desktop, click the Network icon. 

2. Select the BYUI Wi-Fi network. 

 Make sure you select the Connect Automatically option so that this network will always be available to you from now on. 
3. A box will appear asking for your username and password. Type your BYU-Idaho username into the first box and password into the second box.  

4. Select Ok


Chromebook wireless setup

1. Double-click the wireless icon in the lower right-hand corner. 

2. Select the BYUI Wi-Fi network. 

3. A new window will open. In the EAP Method drop-down menu, click PEAP

4. If an EAP Phase 2 authentication box appears, make sure it is set to Automatic or MSCHAPv2.

5. In the CA Certificate drop-down menu, select Do not check. 

6. Type your BYU-Idaho username into the Identity field.  

7. Type your BYU-Idaho password into the Password field. 

8. Click Connect

 Fields that are blank by default should be left blank (except the Identity and Password fields). 


For help connecting to the wifi on a Mac, reference Connecting to Wi-Fi on MacOS.

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