Connecting to the Secure Wireless Network in Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard)

This document will guide you through the process of connecting to the secure wireless network in Mac OS X. (How do I connect from another operating system?) This process should take 5 to 10 minutes.

This document is for the latest version of Mac OS X, version 10.5 also called Leopard. If you are using 10.3 or 10.4 you will need to use Connecting to the Secure Wireless Network in Mac OS X 10.3 or 10.4 article.

It is recommended that all available software updates are installed before connecting to the wireless network. To determine this, plug into the wired network and select Software Updates from the Apple icon in the menu bar.

For more information about the wireless network, including coverage areas and general information see the Wireless Network Overview.

If you need help setting up your wireless connection you may contact the ITS Helpdesk.

Images marked in red indicate where you should click to complete that particular step.

    1. Click on the Airport Status menu on the menu bar and then select Open Network Preferences 
    2. Click on Airport on the left and then select Advanced 
    3. Click on 802.1X tab and then pull down the  Domain  list and select User (If the Domain list is grayed out, click  Disable 802.1X Login) Some versions of Mac OS X look different — If you do not have a Domain list then skip to the next step.
    4. Click the + icon in the bottom left and select Add User Profile if prompted then enter TrumanSecureWireless as the configuration name. Enter your username and password and specify TrumanSecureWireless under Wireless Network. For Authentication make sure that only PEAP is checked. Click  OK.User details
    5. Click Apply 
    6. Click the Airport Status menu on the menu bar and then select TrumanSecureWireless


    1. A certificate window will appear. Click Show Certificate then check the Always trust these certificates box and click Continue.


  1. You may see a message asking you to save your password into your keychain. If so, click Yes.
  2. You should now be connected to the TrumanSecureWireless networkIf your connection fails after verifying the certificate, click Turn AirPort Off from the Network preferences and then click  Turn AirPort On.