Apple Mac OS X v10.5 (Leopard) or v10.6 (Snow Leopard)
Please note that along with other various enhancements and import bug fixes, the patches released by Apple include important enhancements to the wireless subsystem. Therefore, we highly recommend that you ensure that your apple system is fully up to with all patches before proceeding with these directions.
NOTE - Your wireless card needs to be registered through WPI Network Registration (http://netreg.wpi.edu/) prior to working on the WPI Wireless Network.
Setup of WPI Wireless Network
- Make sure your computer's clock is set to the correct date and time.
- Find your Mac OS X wireless MAC address (AirPort ID).
- Make sure your computer's wireless MAC address is registered through WPI Network Registration.
- Wait 30 minutes for your registration to become active.
- Using a Mac or PC that is already on the Internet, browse to the WPI Wireless Networking Certificate Files secure download page.
- Log in using your CCC account.
- From the Mac OS X v10.6 (Snow Leopard) and earlier section, download the Wireless User Certificate File and Network Operations CA Certificate File files and make a note of the Wireless User Certificate Password at the top of the page which is needed to unlock the certificate file.
- Copy the netops-ca.cer and Wireless-User.p12 files that you downloaded to the Mac you want to connect to the WPI Wireless network.
- Double click on the netops-ca.cer file to import it. Select the System keychain and hit
- When prompted for trust settings, select
Always Trust. If there is more than one CA file, repeat the import process for each one.
- Double click on the Wireless-User.p12 file to import it. Select the login keychain and hit
- When prompted, enter the password from the secure download
page and hit enter. You may then close the Keychain application.
- Go to the airport icon in the menu and select
Open Network Preferences.
- Select the AirPort adapter from the list and click the
- Select the 802.1X tab and make sure the Domain pull-down setting is set to User.
+to add a new network configuration, and use these values.
Configurations WPI-Wireless User Name Leave this field blank Password Leave this field blank Wireless Network WPI-Wireless Authentication Only TLS should be checked off
- While the TLS line in Authentication is highlighted, click the Configure button.
Make sure that the Wireless User certificate corresponding to the current school
year is selected and click the Choose button.
Okto return to the Network Systems Preferences panel, then click
- Select the AirPort tab and hit
+to create a new preferred network, input these values, and click the
Network Name WPI-Wireless Security WPA2 Enterprise User Name Leave this field blank Password Leave this field blank 802.1X WPI-Wireles
Okto return to the Network System Preferences panel, and
Applyto make the changes take effect.
- If this prompt appears regarding eapolclient signing using
a key from your private keychain, select
Always Allow. Note that this prompt may reappear periodicaly after applying updates to your operating system.
Last modified: Sep 20, 2012, 13:33 EDT