Wireless - Mac OS X Configuration

Select one of the following wireless networks for configuration instructions:

Configuring cmich_open (unsecured)

  1. Click the Airport icon on the menu bar, and select cmich_open.

    NOTE: If AirPort is not available in the Network window, select Network Port Configurations from the Show drop-down field. Check AirPort from the list that appears, and click the Apply Now button. AirPort will now be available for selection from the Show drop-down field.

  2. After a few seconds, Mac OS X should connect to the network.

  3. Open a web browser (eg. Safari, Firefox, etc..). You should be directed to the login website. Login with your Global ID and password.

NOTE: It may take a minute or two to get a fully established connection.


Configuring for cmich (WPA secured)

 

The cmich SSID will be phased out in the near future. Please follow the directions below to configure 'Cmich GOLD'. If the 'cmich' wireless network needs to be configured on your machine, please contact the Help Desk for instructions.

Configuring for Cmich GOLD (WPA2 secured)

  1. Click on the Apple icon (upper left corner of the OS top title bar), and select System Preferences.

  2. Click on the Network icon.

  3. OS 10.5: From the Network window that appears, click on AirPort from the list of connections and click the Advanced button.

    OS 10.4 (and older): From the Network window that appears, double-click on AirPort to open the wireless settings.

    NOTE: If AirPort is not available in the Network window, select Network Port Configurations from the Show dropdown field. Check AirPort from the list that appears, and click the Apply Now button. AirPort will now be available for selection from the Show dropdown field.

  4. Under the AirPort tab, select Preferred networks from the By default, join: dropdown field.

  5. If the Cmich GOLD network name is already listed, double-click that connection and proceed to Step 6. If Cmich GOLD is not listed, click the + button to the bottom left of the list.

  6. Enter or select the following information from the configuration window:
    • Network Name: Cmich GOLD
    • Security: WPA2 Enterprise
    • User Name: Your Global ID
    • Password: Your Global ID Password
    • 802.1X: Cmich GOLD

  7. Once all information has been entered/selected, click the OK button.

  8. Back in the Network window, ensure that the Show AirPort status in menu bar option is checked. Click the Apply Now button, and then close out the Network window.

Connecting

  1. Click the AirPort icon (located in the upper right corner of the screen) and select Cmich GOLD from the menu.

  2. The Verify Certificate window will appear, click the Continue button.

    NOTE: After connecting, you may need to manually renew your IP address. To do so:
    • Click on the Apple icon (upper left corner of the OS top title bar), and select System Preferences.
    • Click the Network icon.
    • For OS 10.5, click the Advanced button.
    • Click the TCP/IP tab, then click the Renew DHCP Lease button to renew your IP address. The IP Address should read 141.209.x.x.

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