Montana State University

MSU IT Center

Renne Library Commons
P.O. Box 173240
Bozeman, MT 59717-3240
406-994-1777 |

Chief Information Officer

Jerry Sheehan

helpdesk@montana.eduConfiguring MSU-Secure
on Mac OS 10.5 +

Instructions for configuring MSU-Secure wireless network connections are basically the same for Mac OS versions 10.5 - 10.9. Versions 10.7, 10.8 & 10.9 vary slightly from the earlier versions and whenever differrences do occur they are shown in blue text.

Need Help? Visit the IT Services Desk in the Library Commons or contact them at 994-1777 |

  1. Click on the Airport ( Wi-Fi ) icon and select Turn Airport (Wi-Fi) On.
  2. Airport drop down window.image of wifi drop down
    Figure 1.
  3. Click the Airport ( Wi-Fi ) icon again and select Join Other Network.
  4. Screen shot. image of wifi drop down
    Figure 2. Select
  5. Enter the following information in the dialogue box that opens: (figure 3)
    • Network Name: MSU-Secure
    • Security: WPA2 Enterprise
    Enter your MSU NetID and password. These are the same ones you use to log in to campus computers. Include MSU\ in front of your NetID.
  6. Screen shot.
    Figure 3.
  7. Click Show Certificate IF prompted (figure 4).
  8. Screen shot.
    Figure 4.
  9. Click the arrow next to Trust to expand drop-down menu (figure 5).
  10. Screen shot.
    Figure 5. Click the arrow next to Trust to expand.
  11. Select Always Trust for When using this certificate (figure 6), then click
  12. Screen shot.
    Figure 6.
  13. Enter your laptop's username and password when prompted (figure 7)
  14. Screen shot.
    Figure 7.
  15. Enter your NetID and password. (figure 8).
  16. Screen shot.
    Figure 8.
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