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Bozeman, MT 59717-3240
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Chief Information Officer

Jerry Sheehan MSU-Secure Quick Setup: Mac OS 10.6.x

Follow the instructions below to configure your Mac OS 10.6.x to connect MSU-Secure, MSU's encrypted wireless network.

  1. On the top menu bar click the AirPort icon and then click Turn AirPort On.
  2. AirPort Icon shown in menu bar
    Fig. 1

  3. The AirPort Menu will close and after a few seconds reopen (fig. 2).
    If it doesn't simply click the icon again.
  4. Click the MSU-Secure link (fig. 2).
  5. AirPort Icon shown in menu bar
    Fig. 2

  6. The network authentication window opens (fig. 3).
  7. Enter your MSU NetID and password (fig. 3).
    • Check the box next to Remember this network (red arrow).
    • Click the OK button.
  8. Network login window
    Fig. 3

  9. If you are prompted to "Verify Certificate" (fig. 4) , proceed to step 4. If you are not prompted then you should be successfully logged on to MSU-Secure and can skip steps 4-7.
  10. Click the Show Certificate button on lower left (fig. 4).
  11. Verify Certificate window image
    Fig. 4

  12. The Verify Certificate window expands.
  13. Check the box next to Always trust...
  14. Click the Continue button.
  15. You may get the following prompt displaying eapltrust requires that you enter your computer password, if so:
  16. Enter your computer's username and password and click the OK button (fig. 5).
  17. eapltrust verify image
    Fig. 5

  18. Your computer should now be logged on to the MSU-Secure network. You can verify your connection by opening the AirPort menu. A checkmark should be next to MSU-Secure.
    MSU8021X connected image.

If you receive any errors first check that your settings, username and password have all been entered correctly.

For additional assistance please stop by the Help Desk located near the ASK desk in the Library Commons, call 994-1777 or send an email to

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