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MSUnet Configuration: MacOS X 10.5 and higher - TB9238

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Overview

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.

You must have Javascript enabled for MSUnet access. This is normally the default in most browsers.

Note: MacOS 10.7 needs to be updated to version 10.7.1 or higher for reliable wireless connections.

Before You Begin

You must already have a valid MSU NetID for full MSUnet access. If you do not have a valid MSU NetID, limited guest access is available through the MSUnet Guest SSID.

It is strongly recommended that you enable your internet firewall.

Step 1: Go to Airport Settings

  1. Click on the Apple Menu and select "System Preferences"
  2. Click on "Network"
  3. 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.

  1. From the Network Preferences window, make sure Airport is selected. In the right-hand section, click on "Advanced".
  2. Click on the "TCP/IP" tab.
  3. Click on the "Configure IPv4" drop down menu and select "Using DHCP"
  4. 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.

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Date Last Modified: 2/17/2012 4:02:20 PM

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