Wireless UWNet - Mac OS X Configuration

This document details how to configure Mac OS X for Wireless UWNet.

  1. Go to System Preferences -> Network
  2. 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.
  3. Click on the button that says Advanced...

    network system preference window

  4. Open the TCP/IP tab. Make sure Using DHCP is selected under the Configure IPv4 drop down menu.

    airport tcpip settings

  5. Press OK, and close System Preferences.
  6. Click on the AirPort icon in the top right corner to see a list of available wireless networks.

    airport dropdown menu

  7. 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.
  8. 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.

More Information

Apple AirPort home page
http://www.apple.com/airport/

Apple AirPort support page
http://www.apple.com/support/airport/

Wireless UWNet
https://it.wisc.edu/services/wireless-uwnet/

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Keywords:wireless wiscworld macintosh configuration osx x uwnet wifi   Doc ID:2931
Owner:Steven S.Group:DoIT Help Desk
Created:2004-06-01 19:00 CDTUpdated:2016-01-13 23:06 CDT
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