IT Services



Connecting to Eduroam via Mac OS X 10.7


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1. Introduction

The following instructions apply to using the Eduroam wireless service on Apple OS X based machines, specifically those using 10.7 aka Lion. If you find an error in the instructions, please contact wireless@oucs.ox.ac.uk; if you have general questions or need other assistance, contact help@it.ox.ac.uk

  1. In the Apple menu, select System Preferences .

    Figure applemenuwithsyspref.png [Screenshot of Apple menu showing System Preferences]

  2. In the [System Preferences] window, under the [Internet & Wireless] section, click on the icon for Network.

    Figure systempreferences.png [Screenshot of System Preferences window]

  3. On the next screen, perform the following steps:
    • select the Turn Wi-Fi On button (see red oval in top right corner)
    • click the padlock to unlock the interface if locked (see red arrow in bottom left corner)
    • click on the Advanced... button(see red oval in bottom right corner)

    Figure networkpane.png [Screenshot showing the Network pane within system preferences]

  4. You will now see a new drop down pane within the Network window that should be open on the Wi-Fi tab. Click on + to add a new network.

    Figure wifipane.png [Screenshot showing the Wi-Fi device listing]

  5. You will now see another drop down pane allowing you to add a Wi-Fi network profile. Click the Choose a network... button.

    Figure wifinetworkprofile.png [Screenshot showing the Wi-Fi network profile pane.]

  6. You will now see another drop down pane displaying a list of all the wireless networks that your computer can detect.

    Figure wifinetworks.png [Screenshot showing the detected Wi-Fi networks..]

  7. Select eduroam from the list of networks and click OK. This will open another drop down pane allowing you to enter the necessary details for the eduroam network. Enter your Remote Access account username followed by @OX.AC.UK (e.g. abcd1234@OX.AC.UK) and your Remote Access password (as set via https://register.it.ox.ac.uk/self/remote_access). The Security and Mode fields should already be set to WPA2 Enterprise and Automatic respectively.

    Figure eduroamnetworkdetails.png [Screenshot showing the details for the eduroam network.]

  8. You will now be returned to the pane showing the list of configured Wi-Fi networks and the eduroam network should appear in the list. Click the OK button to complete the configuration.

    Figure eduroamsuccessfullyadded.png [Screenshot showing the successfully added eduroam network.]

  9. Your computer will now authenticate with the network and then you should be able to access the Internet. If you get an error saying that authentication has failed, double-check the steps shown above. If you are still unable to connect, then contact help@it.ox.ac.uk for assistance.

Users must abide by the user use agreement a copy of which is available at:http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/statutes/regulations/196-052.shtml