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Macintosh OSX (v.10.5.5)

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 to the wireless network, 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

  3. From the categories scroll list, select AirPort
    The AirPort options appear.

  4. Verify that Location is set to Automatic

    The dialog box refreshes to display the new status.
    NOTE: There might be a slight delay before AirPort connects to UWECwireless.

  6. Verify that the Network Name is UWECwireless
    If it is not, select this option from the pull-down menu.

  7. Select Show AirPort status in menu bar
    NOTE: The option is selected when a checkmark appears.
    Network dialog box

  8. Close the dialog box.
    The AIRPORT icon appears on the Menu bar in On modeAirport icon: in On mode.
    You may need to register your wireless device on the network.

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