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Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) Wireless Configuration


Note: If you are having trouble configuring a wireless connection please drop by the Learning Commons Desk, located on the ground floor of Stauffer Library, for help.



What do I need To connect to QueensuSecure_WPA2?

To connect to the Queen's Secure Wireless Network - QueensuSecure_WPA2 you will need:

  • An active Queen's NetID and password
  • A wireless network card that supports secure wireless encryption using WPA2 (All Airport Extremes support WPA2)
  • A location close to one of the Queen's access points
  • Mac OS X 10.5 or later


How do I know if my wireless card supports WPA2?

Note: These screen shots were created on Mac OS X 10.7.1 Other versions may be slightly different.


  1. Check that you are running Mac OS X 10.7.x
    • Click on the Apple Icon in menu bar
    • Select About this Mac
    • You will see the Version of Mac OS you are running. If you are running another version please select the correct version tutorial.
    • Click the More Info... button to check your wireless card is installed.
    Mac OS X107 About this Mac
  2. The More Info... screen will open.
    • Click the System Report...button
    System Details Summary
  3. The System Report screen will open 
    • From the left hand menu, under Network select Wi-Fi
    • If no card is listed your computer Wi-Fi card is not working or not installed.
  4. Wireless Card Details



Connecting to QueensuSecure_WPA2

  • When reconnecting follow steps 1-3, and 7 (if password is not saved) of configure steps below.



Configure Your Wireless Connection

Before you configure your secure wireless connection will need to go to and log in using your NetID and password to check your status. This is a one time step only and must be completed by All Students, Faculty and Staff.

  1. Click on the wireless icon located in the Menu bar
    Wi-Fi menu icon
  2. The AirPort menu will open
    • Click Turn Wi-Fi On
    • The reselect to see list of items.
    • Note: If Wi-Fi is already on skip to the next step.
  3. The Wi-Fi menu will be displayed.
    • Select  QueensuSecure_WPA2
    Selecting Queen's WPA2 Wi-Fi from Menu
  4. This step will only happen on new connection or when the certificate expires.  The Authenticating to network "QueensuSecure_WPA2" will open. If you do not see this skip to step 7.  
    • Click the Show Certificatebutton
    WPA2 Certificate warning.
  5. The Authenticating to network "QueensuSecure_WPA2" screen will expand to show the certificate details
    • Confirm the details by clicking on Details to expand and check if subject name is Queen's and Entrust is the issuer of the certificate, as shown below.
    • If it is select Always trust ""and
    • Click on Continue.
    Adding Certificate and checking details.
  6. You will be prompted to save the certificate (it's saved in your keychain).
    • Enter your local computer admin account and password to save settings, and
    • Click the  Update Settingsbutton
    Using computer account and password to save to keychain.
  7. The Wi-Fi network "QueensuSecure_WPA2" requires WPA2 enterprise credentials screen will open
    • Enter your Netidand Password.
    • Check off "Remember this network".
    • Click the Join  button.
    • The first time you may get the following message, if not skip to step 8.
    Login with netid / password screen



  1. From the Wi-Fi menu select  Open Network preferences…
    • The Network preference show the status of your Wireless connection and has option to disconnect.
    Open Network preferences from Wi-Fi menu
  2.  The Network preferences screen will open
    • Click the Disconnectbutton
    • You can now close the Network Preferences dialog.
    Disconnecting via Network preferences.

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