PittNet Wired: Manually Configuring Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion), & Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) for Wired Publicly Accessible Network Ports | Information Technology | University of Pittsburgh
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PittNet Wired: Manually Configuring Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion), & Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) for Wired Publicly Accessible Network Ports

Overview

The 802.1x protocol is the protocol that is used for wired access to the University's network (PittNet) through publicly accessible network ports. These connections may be located in classrooms, conference rooms, or other public areas. 

Before you manually configure your computer, install the required InCommon certificates using the steps in Installing the InCommon and UserTrust Certificates (Mac).

Connecting for the First Time to PittNet

1. Connect the network cable (Ethernet cable) to your computer.

2. Enter your University Computing Account username and password in the window that displays. Select the Remember this information box so it is checked, then click OK.

Check remember this information

3. To verify your connection, open a webpage in Safari.

Note: When you put the computer to sleep, log out, or restart, it should automatically reconnect you to PittNet when you return to the desktop.

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