BYOD Wireless

BYOD
My Devices Portal 
The district's BYOD wireless network allows faculty and staff to bring in authorized personal devices from home and utilize them in the classroom. The My Devices portal will allow users to register and manage these devices. To begin, locate your device's MAC address (see instructions) and log in to the portal using a valid Toms River Schools employee email and password.

Access the Portal »

How to Find Your Wireless MAC Address  

  • In a terminal window type ifconfig and return.
  • You'll see a list of interfaces. Your wireless interface will likely be named wlan0 or wifi0. The wireless MAC address will be in the field labeled HWaddr.
  • You can also use iwconfig to find your wireless MAC address if you have it installed.
  • Click on the Apple Menu, and choose the Location menu item.
  • Click on Network Preferences.
  • Click on the Show menu and choose the AirPort item. The AirPort ID is your wireless MAC address.
  • Click on the Start Menu, then select the Run item.
  • Type cmd in the text field.
  • A terminal window will appear on the screen. Type ipconfig /all and return.
  • There will be a block of information for each adapter on your computer. Look in the description field for wireless. The Physical Address for that block is your wireless MAC address.
  • Open your Settings. You can find the Settings app on your Home Screen.
  • Tap the General category.
  • Tap About. This will list information about your specific device. Scroll down until you see Wi-Fi Address. This is the MAC address for your iDevice.
  • Open the Chromecast app on your computer. If you have set up your Chromecast recently, you'll find a shortcut to the app on your desktop.
  • Click Settings.
  • Find the MAC address at the bottom of the window. The system's MAC address is located at the bottom-left corner of the Settings menu.
  • With your Apple TV remote, navigate to the Settings icon and select it.
  • From the Settings menu, select General.
  • Under General, select Network.
  • Your MAC address will be listed as "Wi-Fi Address".

MAC address contains 12 characters, with digits from 0 to 9, and letters from A to F. The letters may be either upper or lower case. Sometimes each pair of characters is separated by a colon, dash or a space. Sometimes there is no space at all.

For an external wireless card, check the card to see if the MAC address is recorded on a label. If your computer has an internal wireless card, you'll have to use the operating system to find the MAC address.

Why can't I get Google search results?

If your BYOD device is connected to our network but you can't get Google search results, you may need to install a Securly certificate on your device.


Why do I need this?

Many modern websites, including Google, use a protocol for secure communication that keeps your web activity private.  (These websites have addresses that start with HTTPS instead of HTTP.)  Our district web filter, Securly, cannot work properly unless it is able to view your web activity.  The certificate allows Securly to decrypt the private web traffic so it can properly permit or block web content.


OK.  How do I do it?

You will need to manually install the Securly certificate on your device.  Follow the step-by-step certificate installation instructions.

Certificate Installation Instructions

  1. Your Android device will need to have a PIN set.  Otherwise by default, you cannot install any certificates to the device. This is found under Settings > Security > Screen Lock
  2. Download the Securly certificate file.
  3. At the Name the certificate screen, give the certificate name and press the OK button.
  4. You can verify that the certificate is installed by going to Settings > Security > Trusted Credentials > User

Read more: https://support.securly.com/hc/en-us/articles/212869927-Android-Certificate-Manual-Install

Note: Accessing and downloading this certificate from any other browser other than Safari will result in an error. Only Safari when downloading and installing the cert will create installation prompts for the certificate.

  1. Download the Securly certificate file.
  2. Click on the downloaded file and press the Install button.
  3. You will be prompted with a warning message that reads, "Installing this profile will change settings on your iPad." Press the Install Now button.
  4. The certificate will continue to install. Once it has finished you will be presented with the following screen.
  5. You can exit this screen by pressing the Done button in the top right-hand corner.

Read more: https://support.securly.com/hc/en-us/articles/206978437-Deploying-Securly-SSL-certificates-manually-to-iOS

  1. Download the Securly certificate file.
  2. Navigate, in Finder, to Applications > Utilities > Keychain Access.
  3. Double-click to open Keychain Access.
  4. Select the “System” keychain. To install the Securly SSL certificate:
  5. Open File > Import Items
  6. Navigate to the location that you saved the Securly SSL certificate file to 
  7. Import the "securly_SHA-256.crt" file into the System keychain
  8. Verify the SSL certificates: Issued To "*.securly.com" is installed.
  9. Double click on the certificate, you will see "Trust"
  10. Click on the right triangle so that it drops down the trust area
  11. Please verify it says "Always Trust" for all items

Read more: https://support.securly.com/hc/en-us/articles/206058318-Securly-SSL-certificate-manual-install-in-Mac-OS-X

While Firefox on Apple Mac OS X and Firefox on Microsoft Windows are similar, the process to view the certificate store differs slightly:

Windows

  1. In the Firefox window, click on Tools and select Options from the drop down menu.
  2. In the Options window that appears, click on the Advanced section at the very top. This is denoted by a gray gear.
  3. Once you have selected the Advanced gear at the top, click on the Encryption tab if it is not already selected. The bottom contents of the Options window change.
  4. Click on the View Certificates button. The Certificate Manager window should appear.
  5. Once the Certificate Manager window appears, use the tabs to navigate through the certificate store that you would like to view. Below is an overview of each tab.
  6. Continue to "Inside of Firefox For All Systems" instructions below.

Mac OS X

  1. In the Menu window, click on Firefox and select Preferences from the drop down menu.
  2. Click on Advanced > Certificates > View Certificates.
  3. Continue to "Inside of Firefox For All Systems" instructions below.

Inside of Firefox For All Systems

  1. Download the Securly certificate file.
  2. From the Firefox View Certificates menu, click the Authorities tab
  3. Click Import
  4. Navigate to the location that you saved the Securly SSL certificate file to
  5. Import the "securly_SHA-256.crt" file into Authorities
  6. Check the box for "Trust this CA to Identify Websites" then click OK
  7. Verify the SSL certificates: Issued To "*.securly.com" is installed

Your Certificates

These are the certificates that you have both private and public key to. These certificates could be used for a number of things, such as signing email, decrypting messages, accessing a website, etc. What these certificates do are defined by the key usage.

People

These are the certificates that your computer has stored, yet does not have the private key to.

Servers

These are the certificates that have been installed manually from a website and do not contain the private key. Some website are untrusted because of SSL Certificate problems. When you add an exception so that you can view these websites, it installs an SSL Certificate here.

Authorities

These are the Root Certificates that Firefox trusts. Any personal certificate that falls underneath any of these roots will be trusted (unless the certificate is revoked or expired). The Root certificates that come with Firefox are called Built-In Objects as they ship with a fresh install of Firefox. The list also includes any intermediate certificates that have been installed and are trusted.

Read more: https://support.securly.com/hc/en-us/articles/206081608-Securly-SSL-certificate-manual-install-in-Firefox

To install the the Securly SSL certificate in Chrome, open the Chrome browser type "chrome://settings" into the address bar and press enter.  Then follow the settings below for your device.

Chromebook

  1. Download the Securly self-signed certificate file onto your device.
  2. Open the Chrome browser
  3. Enter Chrome://settings in the address bar
  4. Click on Show advanced settings at the bottom of the screen
  5. Under HTTPS/SSL click on Manage certificates
  6. Click on the Authorities tab
  7. Click on Import
  8. Import the "securly_self_signed_cert_exp_20200130.pem" file by selecting the file and clicking Open
  9. Under Certificate authority > Edit trust settings > check all three trust options
  10. Click OK
  11. Verify the SSL certificate: Issued To "*.securly.com" is installed.

Windows OS

  1. Download the Securly certificate file onto your device.
  2. Click on Show advanced settings shown highlighted below (alternatively attached to this KB article is "Securly SSL Windows.exe" which will automate this install process")
  3. Under HTTPS/SSL click on Manage certificates
  4. Click on the Trusted Root Certification Authorities tab
  5. Click on Import
  6. Import the "securly_SHA-256.crt" file
  7. Verify the SSL certificate: Issued To "*.securly.com" is installed.

Mac OS X

  1. Download the Securly certificate file onto your device.
  2. Click on Show advanced settings shown highlighted below
  3. Under HTTPS/SSL click on Manage certificates
  4. The Keychain Access window will open
  5. Select the “System” keychain. To install the Securly SSL certificate:
  6. Open File > Import Items
  7. Navigate to the location that you saved the Securly SSL certificate file to.
  8. Import the the "securly_SHA-256.crt" files into the “System” keychain
  9. Verify the SSL certificate: Issued To "*.securly.com" is installed

Read more: https://support.securly.com/hc/en-us/articles/206081828-Securly-SSL-certificate-manual-install-in-Chrome

  1. Download the Securly certificate file onto your device.
  2. In the Internet Explorer window, click on Tools and then Internet Options at the bottom of the drop-down menu.  Note: Depending on the version of Internet Explorer, Tools could be at the top or at the top right.
  3. In the new window that appears, click on the Content tab at the top in the middle of the other tabs.
  4. Click on the Certificates button near the middle of the window.
  5. Another window appears.  In this window, you can see all the certificates currently on your machine.  This list of certificates also includes what is trusted by Internet Explorer.
  6. Click on the Trusted Root Certification Authorities tab and scroll down to find: "Issued To "Securly Inc."
  7. Click on the Trusted Root Certification Authorities tab.
  8. Click on Import.
  9. Verify the SSL certificate: Issued To "*.securly.com" is installed

Read more: https://support.securly.com/hc/en-us/articles/206082128-Securly-SSL-certificate-manual-install-in-Internet-Explorer