Connecting Mac OS X 10.7 Lion to Wireless
Cole Library, the Thomas Commons, College Hall, West Science, and Law Hall are equipped with wireless networking services. This service is available to any Cornell student or employee. There are two separate wireless networks. CornellGuest is an unsecured, unencrypted wireless network for guests, PDA's, cell phones, and other devices. CornellWireless is a secure, encrypted connection for Windows XP, OS X, or Linux.
Wireless network access/restrictions:
Once connected to the wireless network all standard resources such as email, networked applications, and Internet browsing are available. The WirelessGuest network does not have access to most network resources. Please check back here periodically to see updated information regarding the wireless network.
Connecting to the CornellGuest Wireless Network
- Make sure Wi-Fi is on
- Click on the Wi-Fi Menu in the upper right of your screen
- You should see CornellGuest on the list
- Click on CornellGuest
- After a few seconds you will be connected to the CornellGuest unsecured wireless network
Connecting to the CornellWireless Secure Wireless Network
- Make sure you have Mac OS 10.7 or higher and that you have installed all the software updates for Mac OS X, AirPort Software, and all Mac OS X security updates before attempting to configure your Mac for CornellWireless.
- AirPort software v4.2 or above is recommended. If you get an Error 1001 on Port EN 1 you must update your AirPort software.
- It is recommended that you are in range of the Cornell’s wireless network while setting up the wireless connection.
- Turn on Wi-Fi from the AirPort Menu
- Select Open Network Preferences...
- Verify thst Wi-Fi is selected on the left
- Select CornellWireless from the Network Name drop-down menu
- Enter your credentials and press the Join button
- Open a web browser and you will be redirected to the Safe Connect website
- Enter your network credentials and install the Safe Connect Client
If you have any questions about connecting your computer to the wireless network or need help installing any applications, please contact the Information Technology Help Desk at extension 4357 or submit a Work Order Request and our staff will assist you as soon as possible.