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How do I connect to eduroam on macOS?

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This article explains how to connect to the UC Berkeley Campus eduroam WiFi network on a device running macOS (MacOS X, OSX, etc.)

Before you Begin

  1. Forget the CalVistor and airbears2 networks from your remembered WiFi networks list
    • Click on the Apple logo and select System Preferences
    • Find and select Network
    • If your setting screen is locked, click the lock in the bottom left hand of the window and authenticate as an administrator
    • Click on the Advanced... button in the bottom right hand of the window
    • Look for the networks CalVisitor and airbears2, select them, and then click the minus "-" button to delete the networks
    • Click OK to close that window
    • Click Apply to save your changes, 
    • You can now exit the system preferences application
  2. Create your WiFi Key


Connecting macOS to eduroam

1. Click the WiFi icon macOS WiFi Icon in the top right hand section of the menu bar


2. Ensure WiFi is enabled with the selector to the right and showing blue

It may take a few moments for your computer to identify and list all available wireless networks

macOS available WiFi Networks List


3. Locate eduroam and select it from the list

macOS WiFi Login Prompt


4. You will be prompted to log into the network and should use the following settings and then click Join


5. You will be prompted to accept the wireless authentication certificate. It may be listed as trusted, it may be listed as untrusted, if the certificate is listed as wireless-auth.berkeley.edu it is the correct certitficate and you should click Continue 

macOS Wireless Certificate Acceptance Prompt


6. If you have entered the information as listed along with your correct WiFi ID and Key your device should connect to the eduroam network


For additional assistance, contact CSS IT at 510-664-9000 and follow the prompts to reach a technician from between 8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday. A ticket may also be submitted through http://sharedservices.berkeley.edu/it/ or by e-mailing itcsshelp@berkeley.edu