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Wireless Configuration for OSX

Article ID: ITSKB-3-178

Article Purpose

This document guides you through connecting to a UAA campus' wireless network on Mac OSX Leopard and Lion.

Needed Materials

  • ​Max OSX Lion or Leopard Device
  • Wireless Network Adapter
  • UA domain username & password

Steps to Resolution

Connecting to the WiFi-Public SSID
 
  1. Click Preferences
  2. Select the Network Icon
  3. Select Airport or WiFi depending on your version of OSX from the menu
  4. Select UAA WiFi – Public
  5. Browse to any website (like http://www.google.com)
  6. Accept the terms of use policy from the UAA WiFi web page
You are now configured to use the wireless network. This process needs to be performed every time you access the wireless network.

Connecting to the WiFi-Anchorage SSID – Mac OSX 10.5 & 10.6 Leopard
 
  1. Click Preferences
  2. Select the Network Icon
  3. Select Airport from the menu
  4. From the network drop down menu select UAA WiFi – Anchorage. If necessary release the menu and select it again
  5. Enter you UA Username and Password, this is the same username and password that you use to check your email and access Blackboard
  6. Click OK
  7. If the view certificate dialog box appears, select always trust this certificate and click continue.
  8. Enter your local and administrator password and click ok
  9. Click Apply
  10. Close the systems preferences window
  11. Launch a web browser and if the settings are correct you will be taken to you default web page

This is a onetime setup and you will not need to repeat this process unless either you username or password changes.
 
Connecting to the WiFi-Anchorage SSID – Mac OSX 10.7 & 10.8 Lion
  1. Click Preferences
  2. Select the Network Icon
  3. Select WiFi
  4. If necessary turn WiFi on
  5. From the network drop down menu select UAA WiFi – Anchorage. If necessary release the menu and select it again
  6. Enter you UA username and password, this is the same username and password that you use to check your email and access Blackboard
  7. Click Join
  8. If the view certificate dialog box appears, select always trust this certificate and click continue
  9. Enter a username and password that has administrator access to your work station, click update settings
  10. Close system preference
  11. Launch a web browser and if the settings are correct you will be taken to you default web page

This is a onetime setup and you will not need to repeat this process unless either you username or password changes.

Additional Information

​Please note that this How To guide is designed to assist users who are students, staff and faculty of UAA, while working on the UAA campus. Other issues may arise throughout this setup if you are at home, or away from the office.

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