For the 2017/2018 school year, the Technology department will be changing the way Wi-Fi is accessed to make it easier to use and more secure. Here’s what you need to know.
Wireless devices are broken up into two main categories: District-Owned Devices and Personal Devices.
For quick instructions to connect your device to "BSD-BYOD", click on one of the options below...
Wireless connectivity for district-owned devices, including Windows laptops, Chromebooks, Macbooks and iPads, will be maintained by the Technology department. All District owned devices will connect to either “BSD-PKI” or “BSD-Devices”.
If your district-owned device is not connecting to the wireless, please submit a help desk ticket or call the help desk @ 208.854.6670.
Personal devices have two options for connecting to our wireless network:
- BSD-BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)
BSD-Guest is an open, unsecured network for the general public. No password is required to connect.
BSD-BYOD is a closed, secure network for District staff and students who wish to connect their own devices safely and securely to the network. In order to connect to BSD-BYOD, you will need to log in to the network using your district email address and password.
If you are a guest who wishes to have a more secure connection, please contact the front office and they will provide you with a guest login.
To login to BSD-BYOD, please follow the instructions below (depending on your device).
Start by clicking on the network icon in the notification area, then click on "BSD-BYOD" in the network list.
Then click on the "Connect" button for the wireless network BSD-BYOD.
Next, type in your school district email address and password like the example below.
When connecting to the network, you may receive an alert like below. Click on "Connect" to proceed with connecting to the BSD-BYOD.
If you have succeeded, your connection should be shown like the example below.
To connect your Android device to the BSD-BYOD network, start by opening your 'Wi-Fi' connection options and select "BSD-BYOD".
Your Android phone will pre-populate some of the information below, but you will need to ensure that all six options highlighted below are filled out like the example following this.
Ensure the following is configured:
- EAP Method: "PEAP"
- Phase 2 authentication: "MSCHAPV2"
- CA Certificate: "Use system certificates"
- Domain: "boiseschools.org"
- Identity: (your school district email address)
- Password: (your password for your school district email address)
Do not enter any information in "Anonymous Identity".
NOTE: If you do not have an option for "Use System Certificates", select either "Do not validate" or "(Unspecified)", like seen below. The "Domain" option will not need to be entered.
After filling out the information, click the "Connect" button to connect to the BSD-BYOD wireless network.
If you have succeeded, your connection should look like one of the following screens (depending on where you entered the Wi-Fi settings):
To connect to BSD-BYOD on an iPhone or iPad, start by click on the "Settings" app.
Next, on the left-hand side click on "WI-FI" (green circle), then click on the "BSD-BYOD" wireless network, located on the right side (red circle).
Next, enter your school district email address and password (red), then click "Join" (blue circle).
Click the "Trust" button (red circle) to trust the school district certificate.
If you have succeeded, your "WI-FI" settings should look similar to the example below, indicating you have connected to BSD-BYOD.
To connect to BSD-BYOD on a MacBook, begin by clicking on the wifi icon in the top-right notification area, and select 'BSD-BYOD'.
Next, you will be asked for credentials. Enter your district email address and password, then click 'Join'.
You will next be asked to verify the certificate. Click 'Continue' to verify the certificate.
After verifying the certificate, you may be asked to enter your MacBook username and password to make changes to your computer. This is not your district username and password; this is specific to your device. Enter your credentials and click 'Update Settings'.
You should now be joined to BSD-BYOD.
To connect to BSD-BYOD from a Chromebook, start by clicking on the wifi icon in the notification bar on the bottom right, then select the wireless options area (red), similar to below.
Next, find the wireless network 'BSD-BYOD' and click on it.
A window will pop-up with login information needed. Leave everything default except the following:
- Phase 2 authentication (blue): Select 'MSCHAPv2'.
- Identity (red): Enter your district email address.
- Password (green): Enter your district email address password.
Click 'Connect' to connect to BSD-BYOD.
You should now be connected to BSD-BYOD.