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Wireless for Mac OS X

These instructions will help you set up and configure your computer to use Knox-Wireless.

If you have any questions or need assistance, contact the Help Desk, ext. 7700.


  1. Figure 1: Open Network PreferencesBegin by clicking on the Wi-Fi icon in the upper right corner of the Finder and select Open Network Preferences (pictured in Figure 1.)

  1. In the Network window that opens, select Wi-Fi from the pane on the left. Make sure that Airport is on, and then click on Advanced.
  1. Figure 3: Create the Knox-Wireless profileIn the next panel that opens, click on the + icon. A panel labeled Enter the name of the network will open. Copy the information as seen in Figure 3, entering your Knox username and password into the boxes provided. After that, click Add and then OK.
  1. Figure 4: Click ApplyBack on Airport's main menu be sure to click on Apply (see Figure 4.)

  1. Figure 5: Choose Knox-WirelessSelect Knox-Wireless from the dropdown list. You may need to restart Airport to make this list show up (see Figure 5.)

  1. Figure 6: Check Always TrustYou may be prompted to review the Certificate. Choose to Always trust the certificate and click Continue.
  1. Figure 7: Check to make sure you get a valid IP addressAirport will not try to connect to Knox-Wireless. Check to make sure you get a valid IP address; if Airport says it cannot find an IP (beginning with 169), make sure you entered your username and password correctly and try again.
  1. Success! You should now be connected to Knox-Wireless. If this is the first time you have connected this computer on campus, the next step will be to register your computer.


Why do I have to do this?

Most personal computers are set up to be able to easily connect to simple network configurations, like the ones commonly used in households. Because Knox keeps sensitive information stored on its network, extra security and a unique configuration is needed to connect to the network.

How do I connect my game console, Tablet, or other device?

Contact the Help Desk, ext. 7700, for assistance. Knox does not officially support any of these devices. You are allowed to connect up to five devices.

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Printed on Thursday, May 25, 2017

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