For any (wired or wireless) connection problems, please first contact:
support [at] eleves.polytechnique.fr
If you encounter problems configuring your equipments, a students' association can help you every Tuesday evening in Sauvy amphitheater (building 69) from 18pm.
The Ecole polytechnique network uses a secure authentication mechanism known as WPA2-Enterprise and 802.1X.
This security mechanism protects your user name and password. In a wireless environment, it also protects your data with network encryption.
Your network connection requires specific settings and credentials in order to use the network.
To set up your computer, please follow the link below according to your operating system :
Each of theses documents are currently being translated.
Throughout the campus, the primary wireless Service Set Identifier (SSID) is listed as "Polytechnique."
You can access the WiFi Network via:
- EAP method: TTLS
- Phase 2 Authentication: PAP
- Identity: firstname.surname
- Anonymous identity: anonymous
- Password :
Choose Polytechnique and enter your password (Wifi / Zimbra / SynapseS).
Warning: For windows 7,8,10, you must first download
and install Secure W2.
Mac OS X, iPhone, iPad
Download and install the mobileconfig file
then enter your password when the terminal prompts you to install the file:
To install mobileconfig file on iPad, you can first connect to the network Visitors (with your usual password), install file and then disconnect from the wireless network visitors
You can also setup a desktop email client such as Outlook, Thunderbird:
- get emails : server= webmail.polytechnique.fr, choose IMAP - port 993 – SSL
- send emails : server = webmail.polytechnique.fr, choose SMTP - port 587 – StartTLS
Your @polytechnique.edu address
As a student of the Ecole polytechnique, you get an e-mail address firstname.lastname [at] polytechnique.edu throughout your school career and 5 years later. Be careful, this address does not correspond to a definitive mail store.
Emails sended to this address are delivered to an internal Zimbra mailbox .
So before leaving the school, you should set a rule to forward your e-mails to an alternate address (for example, firstname.lastname [at] gmail.com).
When your Zimbra mailbox will expire, your mail forwarding rule will be kept.
Warning: please note that two things will also change
- your e-mails will be no longer stored inside the school
- you won't be able to write new messages as firstname.lastname [at] polytechnique.edu
How to set your forward rule
You just have to log into https://webmail.polytechnique.fr, select Preferences \Mail \Receiving Mails and set your personal email address in the textbox Forward a copy to: