Eduroam Mac OSX 10.6 Instructions


How to connect your MAC Snow Leopard to Eduroam

The wireless service enables members of the University to connect to the University network and the Internet using their own computers and devices at various locations around the University and Halls of residence. This guide contains instructions to connect a computer to the eduroam wireless service.


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Step 1 - Configure Eduroam

The first thing you need to do is configure the Eduroam connection. To do this follow these steps:

1. Click on the Wireless icon and then select 'Open Network Preferences'.

2. Now ensure you have selected 'AirPort' from the left hand icons and then click on the 'Location' drop down menu and select 'Edit Locations'.

3. Now click on the '+' icon and and enter the location name of 'Swansea University'.
4. Now click 'Done'.

5. Now ensure the 'AirPort' is turned ON and then click on 'Advanced...'.

6. Now select the 802.1X tab

7. Click the + button in the bottom right corner of the window to add a User Profile

8. Give the profile a name of your student number or staff username
9. Now fill the fields are below:
User Name: 123456@swansea.ac.uk (your email address at swansea)
Password: (Your email account password)
Wireless Network: (Select eduroam from the list)
Authentication: (Make sure only PEAP is selected)
with PEAP selected click configure and enter the outer identity as your email address
10. Now click ok.


11. Now click the Proxy tab and make sur eonly the Auto Proxy Discovery option is ticked

12. Now click on the AirPort tab and click teh + button to add a new network.

13. Now fill in the following:
Network Name: eduroam
Security: WPA ENterprise
Username: 123456@swansea.ac.uk (your email address)
Password: Your swansea email password
802.1X : Automatic

14. Now click Add and then OK.
15. Then Click Apply to apply the changes.
16. The mac should now try to connect to eduroam. If you get prompted for a username/password again, enter your swansea email credentials as previously

17. The 802.1X status should now change to Authenticationg and then Connected.
18. The AirPort card should also change to connected.

19. You can now click Apply if it still requires you to do so, and then close the Network Settings window.
20. You should now be able to use the internet.

Step 2 - Configure Firefox

If you use firefox, you will need to configure it in order to access external web pages.

1. Run Firefox.
2. From the File drop down menu select Preferences...
3. In the Options panel click the 'Advanced' icon/tab.
4. Select the 'Network' tab.
5. Click the 'Settings...' button.
6. Tick the Auto-Detect Proxy Settings for this network button.
7. Choose OK and then in the Options panel choose OK again to finish
8. Close and restart the browser.