hillspot Wireless on OS X 10.6

  1. Click the AirPort icon in the upper right hand side of the menu bar at the top of the screen. Then, select Join Other Network.
  2. Enter the network name of the wireless network(SSID): hillspot
  3. Make sure that "Remember this Network" is checked.
  4. While in the same window, select security type, "Security: WPA2 Enterprise", then enter in your username and password.
  5. Leave 802.1X set to "automatic". Click Join.
  6. The "Verify Certificate" window should pop up. Then, select Show Certificate.
  7. Make sure that "Always Trust 'sampleserver@samplecompany.com'" is checked. Then, click Continue.
  8. You'll need to enter your username and password:
    1. For school owned laptops: Enter your Stonehill domain username and password. Then click OK.
    2. For personal laptops: Enter your personal computer username and password. Then click OK.
  9. You are now connected to the hillspot Secure Wireless Network. To check the status of this connection, click the Airport icon in the upper right hand side of the menu bar at the top of the screen again. Note that hillspot is checked.
  10. While still in the "Airport" icon menu, select Open Network Preferences.
  11. In the "Network Preferences" window, select the Advanced button in the bottom right-hand corner of the window.
  12. In the following "Advanced AirPort Network Preferences" window, select hillspot from the "Preferred Networks" list.
  13. Move hillspot to the top of the "Preferred Networks" list. This way, hillspot will be the first wireless network your computer connects to while on the Stonehill campus. Click OK.
  14. In the "Network Preferences" window, Click Apply in the lower right-hand corner. Then close the "Network Preferences" by clicking on the red circle in the top, left-hand corner.

You have successfully configured secure wireless for Apple OSX 10.6(SnowLeopard).