Connecting to Wireless Using Macintosh OS X

Step 1

In the upper right corner of the Finder window, you will see an Airport icon like the one pointed out in the image below.

If Airport is turned off, the icon will look like this:

To turn AirPort on, click on the AirPort icon and selectthe ‘Turn AirPort On’ menu option as shown in the image below.

Step 2

Select ‘scstudent’ option from the list of available networks as shown below.

Step 3

The following dialog will appear after selecting ‘scstudent’ from the available networks. Enter your StormFront username and password in the appropriate fields. Figure 3a shows what you will see in OS X 10.5, figure 3b shows what you will see in OS X 10.4.

In 10.5, leave the ‘Remember this network’ checkbox checked. In 10.4 you may check the ‘Remember password in my keychain’ checkbox if you desire, but it isn’t necessary. Click “OK” to continue.

Step 4

The following is specific to OS X 10.5, if you use OS X 10.4, skip to step 5. After clicking on OK in the preceding step, you will be presented with the following dialog:

Click on the “Show Certificate” button, you will now see the following dialog.

Click the “Always trust “snow.simpson.edu”” checkbox.

Click the ‘Continue’ button.

The following dialog box will appear requesting your local computer account credentials. Enter your password (the proper name is pre-filled), this is not your Simpson account information, it is the account that was created when you initially setup your Macintosh.  If you don’t know this information, you should contact the person who initially setup your computer. If you are unable to do this, contact Information Services for assistance by calling 961-1411.

When you have entered the local username and password, click the ‘OK’ button. If you enter an incorrect password, you will see the following:

If you see this error, simply click OK and re-enter your password. You should now be connected to the wireless network, to confirm this, you will see the following in the upper right corner of your display:

If you click on the AirPort icon, you will see the following:

Step 5

Next open a web browser (Safari, Firefox, Opera, etc.) and go to a website other than Simpson College’s, you will be redirected to a page that looks like the one in the image below. I went to http://www.apple.com in this example:

Enter your StormFront username and password into the username and password fields in the upper left corner of the page and you will be redirected to the site or presented with a page similar to the following:

At this point you have a connection to the Internet via the wireless network. If you have problems connecting to the wireless network, contact Information Technology Services at 961-1411 for assistance.