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MSU IT Center

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

Chief Information Officer

Jerry Sheehan MSU-Secure Quick Setup: Mac OS 10.7 +

Follow the instructions below to configure Mac OS 10.7- 10.9 to connect MSU-Secure, MSU's encrypted wireless network.

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

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

  6. The Wi-Fi network authentication window opens (fig. 3).
  7. Enter your NetID and password (fig. 3).
    • Check the box next to Remember this network (red arrow).
    • Click the JOIN button.
  8. Wi-Fi 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 step 4.
  10. Click the Continue button on lower right(fig. 4).
  11. Verify Certificate window image
    Fig. 4

  12. 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, NetID and password have all been entered correctly.

For additional assistance please stop by the IT Services Desk located on the first floor of the Library , call 994-1777 or send an email to

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