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Wireless Connection for Macintosh OS/X


These instructions are for Mac OS X 10.2, 10.3, and 10.4 with an Apple AirPort or AirPort Extreme wireless card. The instructions may or may not work with third-party wireless cards. If you have a third-party wireless card, please see the manufacturer's configuration guide.

Step 1.
From the menu bar, open System Preferences
Open System Preferences

Step 2.
Click on the "Network" icon
Select Network

Step 3.
Select "AirPort" and click the "Configure" button
Configure Airport

Step 4.
In the AirPort Tab, check the box beside "Show AirPort status in menu bar".

This will put a small icon on the top right of your menu that indicates if you are connected and how strong the connection is.

Show Status in Menu

Step 5.
In the TCP/IP tab, click on the "Using DHCP" tab, which is located between the "Airport" and "Configure IPv4" tabs.
Select DHCP

Step 6.
In the menu bar, click on the AirPort icon and select "Turn AirPort On"
Turn On AirPort

Step 7.
Click on the AirPort icon again. Select "WCC Campus"
Select WCC Campus

Step 8.
A dialog box will open. Select "WEP Password" for Wireless Security
Choose WEP

Step 9.
Enter "96744" (without the quotation marks) for the password.
Type Password

Step 10.
Check the box beside "Remember password in my keychain"
Set Remember Password

Step 11.
Press the OK button
Select OK

Step 12.
If the AirPort menu icon changes from gray to black you are connected
Black if Connected

Before connecting your Apple computer to the wireless network, please make sure your operating system and anti-virus software are current.

If you don't have anti-virus software installed, and you are a faculty or staff member, or a student in the University of Hawaii (UH) system, you may download and install McAfee's anti-virus solution from UH. Further information can be found at

For help or to report problems with the wireless network, contact the ACS HelpLine at 235-7314 or, or stop by the ACS office in No'eau 121.