Wireless Network Access - Student (Secured) Access
MacMurray College provides a secure wireless network and Internet connection for students. The secure connection provides encryption and data security and requires a login, password, and a downloaded security certificate. Data sent over the secured network is protected so that only the computer sending information and the website receiving the information can read the information being exchanged. A secure network connection is highly recommended for any type of Internet activity that may include the exchange of sensitive information such as credit card information and social security numbers.
If you choose to connect to MacMurray College’s secured wireless connection, there is a one-time setup process which includes installing a security certificate and requires a MacMurray login name and password.
To get the certificate, you first need to connect to the MACWIFI network. The passkey is HighlandersAre#1!
Open an Internet browser and go to https://macsrv01.mac.edu/certsrv. You MUST type “https” and not “http.” You should see a page like the one below. Click on “Download a CA certificate, certificate chain, or CRL.”
On the next page, click on “Download CA certificate.”
When you are prompted to open or save the certificate, click “Open.”
Click “Install Certificate” in the next window. This will start the Certificate Import Wizard.
Click “Next” and choose the “Place all certificates in the following store” option in the next window.
Clicking “Browse” brings up the following window. Find the folder labeled “Trusted Root Certification Authorities,” select it, and click “OK.” Click “Finish.” You should get a notice that the import was successful.
To finish the connection process, you will need to log in and configure some network/certificate settings.
View your wireless connections. Depending on your operating system, there are several ways to do this. One is to open the Network Connection window, right click on "Wireless Network Connection," and select properties.
Go to the Wireless Networks tab in the following window and look for MACSTUDENT. Select it and click "Properties." If you do not see it, click "Add."
Make sure the Association tab matches the following screen.
Make sure the Authentication tab matches the following screen.
Additionally, while on the Authentication tab, click "Properties" underneath the "EAP type" dropdown menu.
In the new box that appears, click “Configure.”
Make sure the check box in the resulting window is left unchecked. That is, make sure Windows is not configured to automatically use your Windows logon name and password.
You are now ready to login to the MACSTUDENT network. Attempt to connect to the network by selecting it in your list of available wireless networks. You should be prompted for a username and password. Your username is your first initial and your last name (ex: jdoe) and the password you should use is your campus password. Your campus password is not the same as your email password. Contact IT if you do not know your campus password. Be sure to enter "MAC" as the domain.
You may be prompted to verify that the security certificate is correct while connecting. Simply click "OK".
If your credentials are correct and you have the certificate, you should now be able to access Mac wirelessly.