Secure Wireless :: How to Connect :: Mac OS X 10.7-10.9

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Before You Start

To connect to the HSUWireless-Secure network, your computer must support the WPA2 security standard, and you must have installed the latest Apple updates.

To update your OS X installation, go to Apple menu -> System Preferences -> Software Update

You will need an Administrator ID and password to update the OS.

Configuring Your Computer

Step 1: Click on the Wi-Fi icon in the status menu bar.

Airport Icon

Step 2: Ensure Wi-Fi is turned ON.

Ensure Airport is turned ON.

Step 3: Click on the Wi-Fi icon in the status menu bar again and connect the Wi-Fi to HSUWireless if the connection has not already been made automatically.

Airport Icon

Click on the Wi-Fi icon in the status menu bar again. -Connect to HSUWireless (if not already connected).

Step 4: Open your browser.

If you have never used wireless before at HSU, there are a couple more one-time steps you may need to take when you first attempt to connect to the wireless network:

  • When you open your browser, you may be prompted to authenticate your identity using your HSU User Name and Password.
  • You may also be prompted to install the PolicyKey software. Follow the on-screen instructions to download and install the software.
Step 5: Browse to http://www.humboldt.edu/its/secure-wireless-connect-osx-107 if it is not displayed automatically
Step 6: Right-click on HSU-User-Owned-Installer select Save Target As or Save Link As.

Right Click on the following link and select Save Target As or Save Link As HSU-User-Owned-Installer (To right-click in OSX, depress the shift and control keys simulatenously while clicking on the link):

Step 7: Save the file to your desktop, making sure to keep the default filename signed-user-owned.mobileconfig. Click the Save button.

Save the signed-user-owned.mobileconfig file to your Desktop

Step 8: Locate the file signed-user-owned.mobileconfig you just downloaded to your desktop and open it by double-clicking on it.

Locate the file signed-user-owned.mobileconfig you just downloaded to your Desktop. -Open the file by double clicking it.

Step 9: A Profiles window will appear.

  • Ensure the message Install HSU OSX 10.7 - 10.8 Secure Wireless Profile - PERSONAL? is displayed.

Click the Show Profile button

     Ensure the message Install HSU OSX 10.7 - 10.8 Secure Wireless Profile - PERSONAL? is displayed.  Then Click the Show Profile button

Step 10: Ensure that the profile is authentic by checking that it:

  • is signed by wireless.humboldt.edu
  • is marked as Verified

Click Continue.

IMPORTANT: Do not click continue if the profile is not signed by wireless.humboldt.edu AND marked as Verified.

Inspect the profile for authenticity. - Ensure that the certificate is signed by wireless.humboldt.edu, and is marked as Verified Do not click continue if the profile is not signed by wireless.humboldt.edu AND marked as Verified. - Then click Continue.

Step 11: Enter your HSU User Name and Password and click Install to continue.

You will now be asked to enter your HSU User Name and Password. -Click Install to continue

Step 12: Enter the Administrative User Name and Password for your computer and click OK.

You will be prompted to enter your local machines Administrative User Name and Password. - Then Click OK.

Step 13: Close the Profiles window.
 
  Close the Profiles window
Step 14: Your computer should now recognize the HSUWireless-Secure network:

  • Click on the Wi-Fi  icon in the Status Menu Bar.
  • Click on HSUWireless-Secure

Your computer may initially take up to 20 seconds to connect.

Step 15: Click on the Wi-Fi icon in the Status Menu Bar again and then click Open Network Preferences.

Step 16: Confirm you're connected and click the Advanced button.

Step 17: On the Wi-Fi tab, locate the Preferred Networks box and then

  • Drag the HSUWireless-Secure network so that it is above the HSUWireless network. This will ensure you always connect securely.

Click OK.

Step 18: Enter your computer's Administrative User Name and Password when prompted, then click OK.

Step 19: Click Apply to save your settings.

 

Step 20: Close the Network Settings window.

Note: If you have never connected to any HSU network, or you've been away for more than 30 days, you will need to accept the CSU Responsible Use Policy by signing the document digitally using your HSU User Name and Password.

 

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