Manually Setup Your Mac OS X Device for CatChat2X

Posted On March 25, 2014
Associated Service Wireless Network


This document describes the steps to connect to CatChat2x with Mac OS X.  If you configure your system to access CatChat2x while off campus, steps 9-12 will not apply until you are on campus and near a CatChat2x access point.


Steps to Connect to CatChat2x with Mac OS X

  1. Click on the Apple Menu button and select System Preferences.
  2. Click Network in the System Preferences dialog box.
  3. Click Advanced on the bottom right of the Network dialog box.
  4. Select the AirPort tab, then click the + button.
  5. In the pop-up window:
    1. Enter CatChat2x in the Network Name field
    2. Select WPA2 Enterprise on the Security droplist.
    3. Click Add.
  6. Click OK to continue.
    NOTE: You should now see “CatChat2x” listed under “Preferred Networks”.
  7. Click Apply to save your settings.
    NOTE: If you are in range of a CatChat2x access point, you will be prompted to enter your CampusID and CampusID password.  Follow steps 9-12 to access CatChat2x.
  8. In the Authenticating to network “CatChat2x” dialog box:
    1. Enter your CampusID in the “Please enter your user name” field.
    2. Enter your CampusID password in the “Please enter your password” field.
    3. Click OK.
  9. Click Show Certificate to verify that the certificate for CatChat2x is valid.
  10. Check that the This certificate is valid, then click Continue.
  11. In the security dialog box:
    1. Enter your local user name in the “Name” field.
    2. Enter your password in the “Password” field.
      NOTE: This is the account credentials you use to log in to your Mac.
    3. Click OK.


    NOTE:  Setup is now complete. To verify that you are connected, follow steps 1 and 2 of this document again.  Your “Network” should now look like the following image when “AirPort” is selected.


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