IT Services

Connecting to Eduroam via Mac OS X 10.6


1. Introduction

The following instructions apply to using the Eduroam wireless service on Apple OS X based machines. If you find an error in the instructions, please contact; if you have general questions or need other assistance, contact

  1. In the apple menu, select System Preferences .

    Figure ss-syspreficon.png [Screenshot of Apple menu showing the System Preferences Icon]

  2. In the [System Preferences] menu, under the [Network and Internet] section, click on the icon for Network.

    Figure ss-systempreferences.png [Screenshot of System preferences screen]

  3. On the next screen, select the [Turn AirPort On] button, unlock the interface if locked, and click on Advanced....

    Figure ss-selectairport.png [Screenshot showing the airport device listing]

  4. Click on + to add a new network.

    Figure ss-airportsubmenu1.png [Screenshot showing the new network screen.]

  5. Select Show Networks eduroam

    Figure ss-airportsubmenu2.png [Screenshot showing how to select networks.]

  6. Select eduroam and enter your Remote Access account username followed by (e.g. and your Remote Access password (as set via Lastly the 802.1x Configuration should be set to Automatic.

    Figure ss-airportsubmenu3.png [Screenshot showing the settings entered]

  7. Click Add.
  8. You may then get a box stating "The server certificate is not trusted because there are no explicit trust settings". Click Show Certificate.

    Figure ss-notrustsharing.png [Screenshot of the certificate not trusted warning]

  9. You should now be presented with a window titled "Verify Certificate". This should refer to (or legacy radius[0|1] in the middle of the window with the certificate signed by AddTrust External CA Root.
  10. Check that it says this certificate is valid in the middle of the window. (If it does not, email
  11. Tick the box Always trust these certificates.
  12. Click Continue.
  13. 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 above steps. If you are still unable to connect, then contact for assistance.

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