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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 https://netid.queensu.ca 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 "radius.its.queensu.ca"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

 

Disconnecting

  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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