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CNetID - Updating Passwords on Personal Devices

This article explains how to update email application and wifi passwords associated with CNetIDs on personal electronic devices, such as laptops, smartphones, and tablets.

Updating your Secure Wireless password (uchicago-secure or eduroam) on a Laptop

  1. In the icon tray, click the wireless network icon. This brings up a list of detected wireless networks. If you are unsure of which icon is associated with wireless networking, simply hover over each icon for a short description that should help you identify the appropriate one. For PC laptop users, this is generally in the lower right-hand corner; for Mac laptop users, this icon is generally in the upper right-hand corner.
    pc wifi screenshot

    Mac wifi screenshot

  2. Click the name of the network associated with your CNet account. For most users, this will be either "uchicago-secure" or "eduroam." Then click Connect.
  3. Enter your CNetID and your new password in the pop-up window, and click Connect or press Enter.

Updating your Email Application password on an iPhone or iPad

  1. Open the Settings menu (icon is located on the home screen, and resembles a set of gears) on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Once in the Settings menu, choose Mail, Contacts, Calendars
    iPhone email step1

  3. Choose the email application that is synced with your xMail account. For example, if you use Outlook, you would choose Exchange
    iPhone email step3

  4. Tap on the email account associated with your CNetID
    iPhone email step4

  5. Update your password in the Password field, and tap Done. The device will verify the new password with your account by ensuring that a connection can be made to the xMail server.
    iPhone email step5

Updating your Secure Wireless password on an iPhone or iPad

  1. Open the Settings menu (icon is located on the home screen, and resembles a set of gears) on your iPhone or iPad and select Wi-Fi.
    iPhone wifi step1

  2. Tap on the uchicago-secure or eduroam network (whichever you use to connect securely to the campus network).
    iPhone wifi step2

  3. Enter your CNetID and your new CNet password, then tap Join. Your device will verify the new password, and you should then be connected.
    iPhone wifi step3

Updating your Email Application password on an Android smartphone or tablet

  1. While in your email application, press the Menu button on your device. This button looks different on different Android devices, however, a few examples are provided below.
    Droid Menu examples

  2. Select the Settings menu.
    Droid email step1

  3. Select the email account associated with your CNetID.
    Droid email step2

  4. Select Password, and update your password. Then tap Done. Your device will then verify your new password by establishing a connection with the xMail server.
    Droid email step 4

Updating your Secure Wireless password on an Android smartphone or tablet

  1. Go to the Settings menu and select Wireless and Networks. Then select Wi-Fi Settings. Select the name of the network associated with your CNet account. For most users, this will be either "uchicago-secure" or "eduroam."
    Droid wifi step1

  2. Select Modify network config.
    Droid wifi step2

  3. Update the password field with your new CNet password, then tap Connect. Your device will verify the new password, and you should then be connected.
    Droid wifi step3



Keywords:iPhone iPad tablet smartphone laptop Macbook PC wireless wifi eduroam uchicago-secure email   Doc ID:43598
Owner:Astrid F.Group:University of Chicago
Created:2014-09-17 14:25 CSTUpdated:2015-11-05 12:28 CST
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