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Wi-Fi Configuration - OS X (Advanced)

The following instructions pertain to OS X 10.5, 10.6, and 10.7 only.
If you have ever attempted to connect this device to GHC Wi-Fi, follow these removal instructions first.
  • Go to the Apple Menu, and select System Preferences.
     
  • Click the Network system preference icon.
Verify that the lock icon is unlocked. If the icon shows as being locked, click the lock icon in the lower-left, and enter your computer password to make changes.
  • Click AirPort on the left, and click Advanced... at the bottom right and perform the following:
     
  • Click the Airport tab.
     
  • Under Preferred Networks, select each profile listed as GHC-Wireless, MarconiGHC-iPad, GHC-Chargers, or GHC-Marconi  and click the - (minus) sign.
     
  • Click the 802.1X tab.
     
  • Under User Profiles, select the profile name that is configured for GHC-Chargers or GHC-Marconi and click the - (minus) sign for each profile associated with the GHC-Chargers or GHC-Marconi network.
     
  • Click OK.
     
  • Click Apply within the Network system preference window.
     
  • Select the Spotlight feature (symbolized by a magnifying glass icon) in the top right corner of the menu bar:
     
  • Within the text box, type Keychain Access. Once you see the Keychain Access highlighted, press enter/return.
     
  • Select the login keychain from the list of keychains in the upper-left.
If you do not see a list of Keychains, go to the View menu and select Show Keychains.
  • Under Category, select Passwords.
     
  • From the list displayed, select and delete all "AirPort network password" and "802.1X Password" items associated with "GHC-Wireless, Marconi, GHC-iPad, GHC-Chargers, or GHC-Marconi".
     
  • Under Category, select Certificates.
     
  • From the list displayed, select and delete all certificates ending in auth.ad.highlands.edu.
You can now follow the instructions below to configure your device to connect to the GHC W-Fi Network.
 
To configure OS X 10.5 or 10.6 or 10.7 for GHC Wi-Fi:
  • Go to the Apple Menu, and select System Preferences.
     
  • Click the Network system preference icon.

 
Verify that the lock icon is unlocked. If the icon shows as being locked, click the lock icon in the lower left and enter your computer password to make changes.
 
  • Click AirPort on the left. Verify AirPort is turned on, and then click Advanced... at the bottom right and perform the following:
     
  • Click the 802.1X tab.
     
  • Click the + (plus) sign in the lower left-hand corner, select Add User Profile and type a name for the new configuration (e.g. GHC Wi-Fi).
     
  • For "User Name", enter your Georgia Highlands Username.
     
  • For "Password", enter your Georgia Highlands Password.
     
  • Ensure that PEAP is the only Authentication option checked.
     
  • For Wireless Network, type or select "GHC-Chargers" for students or "GHC-Marconi" for faculty/staff.
     
  • For OS X 10.6 and 10.7, please select Security Type: WPA2 Enterprise.

  • Click OK.
     
  • Click Apply.
     
  • Click the Turn AirPort On button.
     
  • Select "GHC-Chargers" for students or "GHC-Marconi" for faculty/staff from the Network Name drop-down menu.
     
  • You may be prompted with a window that states "The network GHC-Chargers requires a password". From this window, select the User Profile name you created above (e.g. GHC Wi-Fi), and then click OK.
  • You will be prompted with a "Verify Certificate" window. Within the window, select Show Certificate and verify that the server name is auth.ad.highlands.edu AND is marked as Valid.
If it is not, someone may be trying to steal your data!  Click Cancel and contact IT immediately. If it does, click Continue.
  • If you are prompted to "Make changes to the your Certificate Trust Settings", type your computer password.
     
  • Click Apply within the Network Preference window.

You are now finished! When in an area with wireless coverage, select  "GHC-Chargers" for students or "GHC-Marconi" for faculty/staff from the AirPort menu to connect.

Important: If you were unable to connect successfully with the instructions above, please perform the "removal" instructions proved at the beginning of this section to ensure no previous attempts to connect to the GHC Wi-Fi Network are preventing a successful connection.
Page last updated: August 28, 2012