macOS – Connecting to a Wireless Network

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These instructions are intended to be a general guide to connecting most computers running macOS to connect to a wireless network.

Security Disclaimer: Please be aware that wireless networks, by nature, are insecure.  It is recommended that you not send unencrypted passwords (such as through Eudora/Outlook or Telnet) or other secure information (such as credit cards) over a wireless network. Anyone attempting to monitor the content of another person’s wireless network communication is in violation of the Acceptable Use Policy Colby College and subject to disciplinary action.

Connect to a wireless network

  1. Click on the Wi-Fi icon    located in the upper right area of the menu bar
  2. Toggle on Wi-Fi
  3. Select the network that is available. You may need to select "Other Networks" to display all available networks in your area

If you run into trouble connecting, you may have configure specific network settings 

  1. Go to the Apple > System Preferences
  2. Click Network
  3. Look for the Wi-Fi icon on the left side
  4. Select Turn Wi-Fi On
  5. Select the correct network name from the drop-down menu
  6. Click on Advanced
  7. Click on TCP/IP
  8. Make sure Configure IPv4 is set to Using DHCP
  9. Click OK
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