How do I connect to UIC-WiFi using Mac OS X 10.5 or 10.6?

Follow these steps to connect to UIC-WiFi wireless network using Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) or 10.6 (Snow Leopard):

  1. Open Network Preferences. If you have AirPort icon in the menu bar at the top of your screen, click on it and select Open Network Preferences. Or you could use Apple > Systems Preferences and select Network.
     System Preferences - Network pane
  2. Select Airport from the list on the left hand side.
  3. Click the Advanced button on the bottom right.
  4. Select the 802.1X tab.
     System Preferences - Network pane - 802.1X tab
  5. Click on the "+" sign under the left hand menu and select Add User Profile.
  6. Type in UIC-WiFi or something similar for the profile name; this is your choice.
  7. Fill it out as follows:
    1. User Name: your NetID (for example, abyron1)
    2. Password: your UIC common password
    3. In the Authentication section make sure only PEAP is checked
    4. Wireless Network: UIC-WiFi
      (No choices here, it has to be UIC-WiFi because that is the name of the network.)
    5. Security Type: WPA2 Enterprise
       802.1X profile details
  8. For Authentication make sure you have PEAP selected and click on the Configure... button immediately below the selection box.
  9. In the dialog box that opens, type: anonymous for Outer Identity and click OK.
     PEAP outer identity
  10. Click the Configure Trust... button (under Configure...)
  11. In the new dialog box click the "+" sign and select: Select Certificate from Keychain
     Select Certificate tab
  12. Select AddTrust External CA Root and click OK. (If you do not see this cert in your keychain then read the Add the CA Cert section below.)
  13. Next select the Servers tab in the Configure Trust dialog box
  14. Click on the "+" sign and type in: *.cc.uic.edu
  15. Click OK to close the Configure Trust dialog
  16. Click OK to close the AirPort Advanced screen also.
  17. Finally click the Apply button in the Network preferences screen. (You should see 802.1X: UIC-WiFi in this dialog now.)

Add the CA Cert

If Add Trust External CA Root was not an option for you in step 12, then you need to add it.

  1. Download AddTrustExternalCARoot.crt.
  2. Double click on the cert file that you downloaded.
  3. This should open up the Add Certificates dialog box of Keychain Access.
     Add Certificates dialog
  4. Make sure that it is going into the login keychain and click Add.
  5. Now try to add the cert to the profile through the Configure Trust dialog box again.

Printing on the UIC-WiFi Network

Your wireless laptop can be configured to print to the ACCC public computing lab printers. Print your jobs at any hour, day or night, pick up your output at your convenience by selecting the job(s) to be printed from a U-Print station in any public computing lab. This is the same printing system as is used with Res-Net in the dorms, and to use it, you will need to install the Res-Net Printing System client. See Res-Net Printing for links to pages with detailed instructions.

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Last updated: 

September 21, 2016

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