Configure Apple OS X for secure wireless access
The following instructions will enable you to connect your Apple OS X device to eduroam, the secure wireless network.
Different versions of Apple OS X
Please note: these page contains instructions for systems running Apple OS X 10.5 and newer. For Apple OS X versions 10.4 and 10.3.3 and later follow the link below. Systems running versions of OS X earlier than 10.3.3 cannot connect to eduroam with the built-in wireless client.
- Open the "Network Preferences" utility: click on the wireless signal icon and select "Network Preferences" which is the last item on the drop-down menu (Alternatively "Network Preferences" can be loaded from the "System Preferences" window).
- Click on the "Network Name" field and choose "Join Other Network".
Enter the following information:
- Network Name: "eduroam".
- Security: select "WPA2 Enterprise".
- User Name: Enter your username as your UUN plus "@ed.ac.uk", e.g. "firstname.lastname@example.org".
- Password: Enter the password which you specified when you registered for the Wireless service.
- 802.1X: ensure this is set to be "Automatic".
- If there is a "TLS Certificate" field, leave it unchanged.
- Ensure "Remember this network" is ticked.
- Click "Join".
- Click "Connect".
You may be asked to trust a UTN-USERFirst-Hardware certificate the first time you connect to the eduroam wireless network. The UTN-USERFirst-Hardware certificate is signed by AddTrust External CA Root.
You should tick the box to always trust the certificate.
You should now be connected to the secure wireless network.
This article was published on Mar 30, 2011