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Macintosh OSX (v.10.4.11)

Connecting to the Wireless Network with AirPort

Along with having many general access computer labs with Internet access, UW-Eau Claire has made accessing the Internet even easier by making a wireless network available for faculty, staff, and students to use while on campus. Macintosh computers with AirPort wireless capabilities can connect to the Internet anywhere on campus that has the wireless signal. This document will guide you through the process of connecting to the wireless network on campus using your Macintosh's AirPort wireless capabilities.

NOTE: If, after following these steps, you are unable to connect, please contact the Help Desk (836-5711).

To display the AIRPORT icon in the Menu bar:

  1. From the Apple menu, select System Preferences…
    The System Preferences dialog box appears.

  2. In the Internet & Network section, click NETWORK
    The Network dialog box appears.
    Network dialog box - AirPort tab

  3. Select the AirPort tab

  4. Verify that Location is set to Automatic

  5. Verify that Show is set to AirPort

  6. Select Show airport status in Menu bar
    NOTE: The option is selected when a checkmark appears.

  7. Click OK
    The AIRPORT icon appears on the Menu bar in Off mode.Airport icon in off mode

To turn AirPort on:

  1. On the Menu bar, from the AirPort pull-down menu, select Turn AirPort On
    The AIRPORT icon now appears in On mode.Airport icon: in On mode

To connect to the wireless network:

  1. On the Menu bar, from the AirPort pull-down menu, select Other…
    The Closed Network dialog box appears.
    Closed Network dialog box

  2. In the Network Name text box, type UWECwireless

  3. Verify that Wireless Security is set to None

  4. Click OK
    NOTE: You may need to register your wireless device on the network.

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