Connecting to Colby Access on macOS

  1. Click Colby Access from the available wireless networks listed

  1. When prompted, enter your Colby username (without the ‘’) and password in the dialog box. 

  • You may receive a dialog box prompting you to accept a certificate (shown below). Click Continue to accept the certificate. The certificate will be stored in your computer’s key chain so you will only need to do this once

If this procedure does not work or if you are still unable to connecttry the following:

  1. Select the AirPort icon again, from step one above
  2. At the bottom of the list, select Open Network Preferences
  3. In the Network Preferences window, make sure that the padlock at the lower left corner is unlocked. If it is locked, click it to unlock it (this requires administrator privileges and will ask for a password)
  4. Click the Advanced button at the lower right of the Network Preferences window
  • You will now see a list of Preferred Networks—which are networks your Mac already recognizes.
    • If Colby Access or Colby Guest Access is listed here, select it and click the (-) button at the bottom of the list to delete the profile
    • Click the (+) button at the bottom of this list to create a new network profile
    • Fill in the dialog boxes as follows:
      • Network Name:  Colby Access
      • Security:  WPA2 Enterprise
      • Username / Password: choose one of the following
        • Enter your Colby username (without the and password if you would like to automatically connect to this network. Note: if you change your Colby password, you will need to update this profile.
        • Leave these fields blank if you prefer to be prompted for your password when you connect to the network.
    • Click OK to finish the profile setup
    • You will now see Colby Access in the list of Preferred Networks. It is recommended that you move this network to the top of the list, using the + (plus) button, while on campus
  • Click OK again, and then Apply to finish this setup
  • You should now be able to select and connect to the Colby Access network.

If you experience problems, contact the ITS Support Center at or ext. 4222.


Article ID: 138949
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