This document will help you set up wireless access to MSUnet on your on-campus Macintosh running MacOS 10.5 or higher (Leopard, Snow Leopard, or Lion), with an Airport or compatible wireless card installed.
Note: MacOS 10.7 needs to be updated to version 10.7.1 or higher for reliable wireless connections.
Before You Begin
It is strongly recommended that you enable your internet firewall.
Step 1: Go to Airport Settings
- Click on the Apple Menu and select "System Preferences"
- Click on "Network"
- Click on "AirPort" in the left-hand section
Step 2: Turn on Airport and Connect
- Make sure Airport is turned on
- If you have never connected to MSUNet before, you will get a window listing the available networks. Click on "MSUNet" and click on "Join".
- If you have connected to MSUNet previously, it should automatically connect.
Step 3: Configure to use DHCP
This should be enabled by default, but if it isn't, DHCP can be enabled via the following steps.
- From the Network Preferences window, make sure Airport is selected. In the right-hand section, click on "Advanced".
- Click on the "TCP/IP" tab.
- Click on the "Configure IPv4" drop down menu and select "Using DHCP"
- Click on "OK" and then click on "Apply"
Step 4: Register your wireless adapter on DHCP
Register your wireless adapter on the MSU network to begin accessing MSUnet. See TB14931 - Accessing the MSUnet Network for more information.