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Configuring eduroam - Mac OS 10.5 (Leopard)

Configuration steps

Make sure that you have your credentials (eduroam identifier and Network access token (username and password)) from the UCS Tokens service.

  1. To get the list of networks
    1. Either select eduroam from the AirPort dropdown in the menu bar (you may need to select Turn AirPort On first)
    2. Or:-
      • Open System Preferences
        system preferences icon
      • From Internet & Network, select Network.
        system preferences control panel
      • Check that the AirPort connection is selected, then from the Network Name: drop down box select eduroam
        network panel
  2. In the dialogue box that opens
    user details
    • enter your eduroam identifier (typically your CRSid followed by @cam.ac.uk) in the User Name box
    • enter your Network access token in the Password box
    • leave 802.1X as Automatic
    • tick Remember this network if it not already ticked
    • Select OK
  3. In the Verify Certificate dialogue box
    verify certificate select Show Certificate
  4. In the expanded box
    • the chain should look as indicated below (if it doesn't, stop and contact the Help Desk)
    • Select the triangle by Trust
    • Set When using this certificate to Always Trust (this will automatically change the other settings)
      setting 'when using this certificate' to always trust
      then select Continue
  5. In the confirmation box that appears
    change trust settings dialoge
    type your Mac OS X username and password (not the eduroam ones!) then select OK
    If you started by opening the System Preferences (step 1.2), you will be dropped back into the Network pane, where you can see you are authenticated.
    Authenticated status in network pane
  6. In order to automatically connect to eduroam you need to have this set as your preferred network; to do this select Advanced and, in the Network -> AirPort pane drag eduroam to the top of the Preferred Networks list then select OK
    ordering preferred networks
  7. Select Apply and close the window by selecting the x in the top left of the window (which will turn red when you mouse to it).

Your computer will now be authenticated to the network, after that you should be able to access the internet. If you get an error saying that authentication has failed, double-check the above steps.

All the settings you have made are stored in your computer and should not need re-entering each time you connect to the eduroam network.

If you experience any problems with these instructions you should try removing your old profile and then try again. If you are still unable to connect, then contact the Help Desk for assistance.