Mac OS X Snow Leopard (10.6.8) Wireless Detailed Setup Guide

You will first need to make sure you are using MAC OS X version 10.6.8

(To check this, click on the Apple button (in the upper left corner of your screen) and select "About this Mac." If it has version 10.6 but not 10.6.8, you can simply update OS X but clicking on the apple button and select "Update Software." This should bring your copy of Snow Leopard up to its latest version.  You will need to perform this either at home with an internet connection, or hard-wired on campus.)



1. Click on the Wireless Network symbol at the top right of your screen.


2. Click 'Turn Airport Off'.


3. Click on the Wireless Network symbol again then click 'Open Network Preferences'.


4. In the Network window that opened up, click on 'Advanced'.


5. Remove any networks that you do not use that are listed in the 'Preferred Networks' area by highlighting the network then clicking the "-" button.


6. Select the '802.1X' tab at the top. Remove any uofl/ulsecure related user profiles by selecting the network in the list then clicking the '-' symbol at the bottom.

7. Click on '+', then select 'Add User Profile'.

8. Rename the new profile to 'ulsecure'.


9. On the right side, change the following:

User Name:   your Ulink username

Password:   your Ulink password

Wireless Network: ulsecure

(You will have to type this in manually as there will be no networks shown in the dropdown menu.)

Authentication: uncheck TTLS, and make sure PEAP is the only option checked.


10. Now, return to the 'Airport' tab to continue.

11. Underneath the 'Preferred Networks' list, click the '+' button.


12. In the new window, enter the following:

Network Name:  ulsecure

Security:  WPA2 Enterprise

User Name:  Do Not Enter

Password:  Do Not Enter

802.1X:  Choose 'ulsecure'

(This will populate the username and password fields automatically)


13. Click 'Add' then 'OK' then 'Apply'.

(Note: If you also see a 'TLS Certificate', ignore it and continue)

14. Click 'Turn Airport On'

15. Now you will need to allow airport to connect itself to ulsecure which may take a few minutes.

16. An authentication certificate MAY pop up.  If it does, click on 'Show Certificate'.


17. Check mark 'Always trust "Domain Control Validated"' and click 'Continue'. You are now set up for ulsecure.  (You may be prompted for your OSX system password to continue)


18.  Enter OSX system password to accept changes


19. Congratulations your now connected to ulsecure



10.6.8 Seems to be really particular about initially connecting on an 802.1X network.

If at any point, authentication fails (i.e., using the wrong username or password) you will need to delete the location information, system profile (and possibly the ulsecure keychain entry), hit apply then reboot the computer. You have to apply the changes before you reboot, or the profiles and locations will still be there.  The keychain entry can be found and deleted by searching for keychain access in spotlight, opening it and finding the “ulsecure” entry. It will say “802.1X Password” under “kind”