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Wireless UWNet - Mac OS X Configuration
- Go to System Preferences → Network.
- Select AirPort from list on the left side of the window. Make sure the status is set to On. If it is not, click the button labeled Turn AirPort On.
- Note: In OSX 10.7+, AirPort is referred to as Wi-FI.
- Click on the Advanced... button.
- Open the TCP/IP tab. Make sure Using DHCP is selected under the Configure IPv4 drop-down menu.
- Press OK, and close System Preferences.
- Click on the AirPort icon in the top right corner to see a list of available wireless networks.
- Select your desired connection from the AirPort dropdown menu. Depending on your location, UWNet wireless network names will appear as UWNet or UWNet-(building name), where (building name) is the name of the building you are in or closest to.
If a UWNet connection does not show up in AirPort, the computer is not receiving a signal from a WirelessUWNet hub. Follow these diagnostics to pinpoint the source of the problem.
- Check to be sure the card and software are installed correctly.
- Move the machine closer to a Wireless UWNet transmitter.
If you are getting a signal, try logging onto the authentication page using your NetID and password by going to any webpage. You will automatically be routed to the login page.
If you are getting a signal and unable to login, contact the Help Desk at 264-HELP.
If you are connecting to a Legacy Network (i.e., UWNet-(building name)), you must login to access the wireless network each time your computer is booted.
Apple AirPort home page
Apple AirPort support page