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PittNet Wi-Fi: Connecting your Apple TV


The following instructions can be used to configure your Apple TV to connect to PittNet Wi-Fi. At this time wired connections to PittNet are not supported by the Apple TV.


  • An Apple computer running macOS 10.11.4 or newer
  • Micro USB or USB-C cable (depending on Apple TV model)

Download the Network Certificates

  1. Log in to My Pitt (my.pitt.edu) and click Software Download Service in the right-hand column.
  2. Click the Software Download Service Login link on the right-hand side of the page.
  3. Enter InCommon certificate in the Search box and click Search All.
  4. Click the InCommon Certificates for Mac link.
  5. Click Download All Files.
  6. Choose a location to save the certificate and click Save.
  7. Extract the certificates from the .zip file if macOS did not do so automatically.

Configuring Apple TV

  1. On the Apple TV, go to Settings > General > Profiles.
    • Remove any previous WIRELESS-PITTNET profiles, if any
      Note: This option will not exist if no profiles were previously installed.
  2. Return the Apple TV to the home screen.
  3. Download Apple Configurator 2 from the Mac App Store on a macOS computer.
  4. Open Apple Configurator 2.
  5. Create the network profile by choosing File > New Profile from the Mac menu bar.
  6. You will need to configure several profile settings:
    • From the General tab, enter WIRELESS-PITTNET as the Name.
      Note: This is how the profile will be named under Profiles on the Apple TV.

      Apple TV Screenshot 1

    • Select the Certificates tab, click Configure, then make the following changes:
      • Locate and select the InCommonRSAServerCA.cer certificate you downloaded earlier.
      • Click Open.

        Apple TV Screenshot 2

      • Locate and select the USERTrustRSA.cer certificate you downloaded earlier.
      • Click Open.
    • Select the Wi-Fi tab, click Configure, then provide the following information:

      Apple TV Screenshot 3

      • Service Set Identifier (SSID): type in WIRELESS-PITTNET.
      • Auto Join: check this selection.
      • Security Type: select WPA / WPA2 Enterprise (Enterprise settings will appear after selecting this option).
      • Enterprise Settings: Protocols tab.
        • Accepted EAP Types: select PEAP.
        • Username: type in your University Computing Account username.
        • Password: type in your University Computing Account password.
    • From the Wi-Fi tab, locate Enterprise Settings, click Trust, then check the boxes next to InCommon RSA Server CA and USERTrust RSA Certification Authority certificates.

      Apple TV Screenshot 4

    • From the menu, click File, then select Save.
  7. Connect the Apple TV device to the macOS computer via USB (micro or C) cable.
    Note: The HDMI cable will likely need to be removed at this time.
  8. A screen will display the connected Apple TV device.

    Apple TV Screenshot 5

  9. On the toolbar, choose Add, then select Profiles.

    Apple TV Screenshot 6

  10. Select the WIRELESS-PITTNET profile that was created, then click Add.
  11. The Apple TV should automatically connect to PittNet Wi-Fi at this time.
    Note: The USB cable can be disconnected and the HDMI cable reconnected (if necessary).

    Apple TV Screenshot 7