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Connecting on Campus using UB Secure with Mac OS X to 10.6

Configure your Mac OS X computer running Mac OS X through version 10.6 for a secure connection to the UB network on campus.

These instructions are only for Macintosh computers running Mac OS X 10.6 and below.

See directions for connecting with Mac OS X 10.7 and higher instead.

Connecting to Wi-Fi on Campus

UB Secure is the recommended access choice for connecting to UB's campus network. Your UBITName and password and all data transmitted from your device to the wireless access point (the campus network) are encrypted.

Create a Mac OS X profile for UB_Secure

Use UB Secure WiFiSetup instead to configure and stay automatically connected anytime you’re on campus.


Use the manual instructions below only if UB Secure WiFiSetup doesn't work for your device.

1.  From the Apple menu, select System Preferences. Select Network. Click on AirPort on the left. Make sure the AirPort is on (The button will read Turn AirPort Off when the AirPort is on). Select Ask to join new networks. Click Advanced.

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2.  Click the 802.1X tab. Click the plus sign (+) in the lower left corner of the window, then select Add User Profile.

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3.  Enter the following into the fields:

  • Enter WPA: UB Secure in the User Profile field.
  • Enter your UBITName in the User Name field.
  • Enter your UBITName password in the Password field.

4.  Select Automatic in the Wireless Network field. Deselect TTLS. Make sure PEAP is the only option selected.

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5.  Select the AirPort tab.

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6.  Click the plus (+) sign underneath Preferred networks. In the Network Name field enter UB_Secure. Select WPA2 Enterprise in the Security field. Additional fields will appear. In the User Name field enter your UBITName. In the Password field enter your UBIT password. SelectWPA: UB_Secure in the 802.1X field. Select Remember this network. Click Add. Click OK.

7.  Select UB_Secure in the Preferred Networks window. Click and hold it, dragging it so it is the first entry in the list of Preferred Networks. Make sure Remember any network this computer has joined is selected. Click OK.

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8.  Select UB_Secure in the Network Name drop-down. Click Apply.

9.  Open a web browser. You may be asked to Verify Certificate. Click Continue. You may have to disconnect and reconnect to UB_Secure to see this prompt; network access will not occur without selecting Continue.

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Managing Your Mac OS X Profile

Clearing Network Preferences and Keychain

When you no longer want access to UB_Secure, such as after you graduate from UB, you can clear it from your Network. You must clear both Network Preferences and the Keychain.

1.  From the Apple menu, select System Preferences. Select Network.

2.  Click on the AirPort on the left. Turn the AirPort on (The button will read Turn AirPort On when the AirPort is off). Select AirPort on the left navigation pane. Deselect Ask to join new networks. Click Advanced.

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3.  Select the AirPort tab. Select UB_Secure in the Preferred Networks list. Deselect Remember any network this computer has joined. Click the minus sign (-) underneath the preferred networks list.

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4.  Select the 802.1X tab. Expand the User Profiles by clicking the triangle next to it. Select any instances that include UB_Secure in the name, then select the minus sign (-) in the lower left corner of the window. You may not have any instances remaining when you check this. Click OK. Click Apply.

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5.  Open the Finder. Select File > New Finder Window. Select Applications > Utilities. Double-click Keychain Access.

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6.  Select login on the left pane and All Items in the lower left category pane. Select any instances that say UB_Secure, then press the Delete key on your keyboard. Select the Delete button that will appear to confirm you want to delete it.

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7.  Restart your computer when you have finished removing all instances.

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