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Hotspot-secure Mac OS X 10.8 Setup

1. From the desktop screen, click on the Wi-Fi icon and then select "Open Network Preferences".


2. In the Network Preferences screen, ensure that Wi-Fi is switched on and selected in the left-hand pane. Click on the “Advanced” button.


3. Under the list of preferred networks, click the plus "+" symbol to add a new Wi-Fi network.


4. Type the network name you intend to connect to i.e. “hotspot-secure” and ensure the following settings are selected:

  • Security: WPA/WPA2 Enterprise
  • Mode: Automatic
  • Enter your IT Services Username and Password then click OK


You may receive an information message asking you to review the server certificate. Click "Show Certificate".


Verify the certificate:

To ensure you are connecting to the correct network should verify the following:

The certificate name is "" or ""

The certificate is issued by "TERENA SSL CA" and expires 20th August 2016


Click "Continue"

Once complete you will be able to access the Internet.

If you require further assistance please visit the ITS Drop-In on the 1st Floor of the Library or contact the ITS Helpdesk.