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Wi-Fi: Mac OS X

This article describes how to configure Mac operating systems to connect to the secure wireless networks available on the PSU campus.

Prerequisites

In order to connect to the PSU wireless network using the instructions below, you will need:

  • Mac computer running Mac OS X 10.4, 10.5, 10.6, 10.7, 10.8, or 10.9
  • Wireless network card, usually an Airport or Airport Extreme card (standard on all newer Macs) that supports Wireless Protected Access (WPA) encryption.
  • Active Odin account or a guest wireless account.

Connecting to the PSU Wireless Network

  1. Select the Wi-Fi icon in the menu bar and choose PSU Secure.
  2. Enter your Odin username and password and select OK.
  3. If you are prompted to accept the user certificate, enter the username and password you use for your computer.
  4. Select OK.
  5. You are now connected to PSU Wi-Fi. From now on, you should be automatically connected whenever the PSU Secure network is available.

Solving Connection Problems

  • If you take too long typing in your credentials, you may receive a “Connection timeout error” message. Just select OK a second time and it will try again. If this fails, turn Wi-Fi off, wait 10 seconds, then turn it back on.
  • In some instances, the certificate will not be automatically trusted and each time you connect to the network (such as when you use your laptop in a different part of campus), you will be prompted to accept the certificate again. To solve this issue:
    1. Select Show Certificate instead of selecting Continue.
    2. Check the box next to “Always trust” and select Continue.
    3. Enter your computer username and password (not your Odin account) when prompted and select OK.

Further Resources

Contact the Helpdesk for additional assistance.