These instructions cover connecting a Mac to one of the EECS production wireless networks. Your host must be registered for use on the EECS production wireless network to use these instructions. Please see here for a description of coverage of the EECS production wireless network. See our Wireless Network page for a full description of our available wireless networks.
In general, we recommend using the
EECS-Secure network if you are able to. If your network card doesn’t support WPA2-Enterprise encryption, or you experience problems in using
EECS-Secure, then you can use the
EECS-Open network (using EECS LDAP-based web authentication), or the
EECS-PSK network (bring your laptop to the Helpdesk to obtain the key).
Turning AirPort on
- Open the Network system preference in System Preferences.
- From the Show pull down, select AirPort.
- If it is not already, check the Show AirPort status in menu bar button.
- Click on the TCP/IP tab and confirm Configure IPv4 is set to “Using DHCP”. Quit out of system preferences.
- From the AirPort icon in the menu bar on the top, turn AirPort on.
- Highlight and click the name of the network you have permission to join and want to use. If you are using the
EECS-PSKproduction wireless network for the first time you will be asked for the pre-shared key. This key is not public; please visit the Helpdesk to obtain it.
- You will be able to confirm you have an IP address by opening the Network system preference again and looking at the AirPort settings. Click on the TCP/IP tab to view your current IP address.
Connecting to EECS-Secure wireless network
- From the AirPort icon in the menu bar, select the
EECS-Securenetwork. You will be prompted to enter a User Name and Password — enter your EECS username and EECS Windows password, and click OK.
- You may receive an error message, indicating that the
EECS-Securenetwork was not successfully joined. Don’t worry if you do; just close the error message, and again select the
EECS-Securenetwork from the AirPort icon in the menu bar.
- Now you should receive a Verify Certificate dialog. Click Show Certificate.
- The certificate should be from eTIPS1.EECS.Berkeley.EDU (or secondary server nps-0.EECS.Berkeley.EDU), issued by Entrust Certification Authority – L1B. Check the box Always trust these certificates and click Continue.
- Your computer should now be connected.