NOTE: If this is not your first time configuring IllinoisNet, you may also need to reset your wireless password in your Keychain application. If you do not reset your wireless password in your Keychain, you may find it difficult or impossible to log on to IllinoisNet Wireless. See Reset Your Wireless Password in the Keychain of Your Mac OS X Computer, Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad for more information.
In order to connect to the IllinoisNet wireless network with a Mac OS X computer, your computer must:
- Have an AirPort Extreme wireless card (old AirPort cards from 2002 and earlier do not work)
- Support 802.11g and/or 802.11a in addition to 802.11b (the B-only cards do not work)
If your Mac was built after 2002, your computer is probably compatible.
If you're not sure how old your Mac is, you can contact the Help Desk for assistance.
As an alternative to contacting the Help Desk, you can verify if your computer is compatible yourself by looking up your wireless card information.
To check your computer's compatibility, go to the Apple menu > About This Mac > More Info to open the System Profiler.
Then, under the Network heading, look at your AirPort card information.
If your computer doesn't meet the requirements for IllinoisNet, you can continue to use UIUCnet Wireless instead.
1. Click on the AirPort icon and select IllinoisNet from the list of available networks. (It may take a few seconds for the list of available networks to be populated.)
2. Log in with your NetID and Active Directory password
(or your guest ID and password).
(For more information about your Active Directory password, please contact the CITES Help Desk.)
(If prompted about server certificate trust settings, usually on the first connection):
3. Click the Show Certificate button to show certificate details.
4. Always trust these certificates should be selected
5. Click Continue.
You may be prompted for your computer's administrator password in order to configure your certificate trust settings.
Once your authentication finishes, you’re connected to the IllinoisNet secure wireless network.
To disconnect from the IllinoisNet wireless network, you can either select a different wireless network available in the area or turn your AirPort wireless card off.
If you must change your wireless password, you will also need to reset your wireless credentials in your Mac's Keychain application. If you change your password and you do not reset your password in your Keychain, you may find it difficult or impossible to log back on to IllinoisNet Wireless. See Reset Your Wireless Password in the Keychain of Your Mac OS X Computer, Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad for more information & instructions.
If your computer's autoconfiguration settings don't work, try the detailed configuration settings for Mac OS X 10.6 instead.