Wireless Setup Instructions for Mac OS X
Connecting to the wireless network consists of the following steps:
- Install and configure a wireless network card if not already present.
- Configure your AirPort for network services.
- Register your computer on the network via a web browser.
Installing an AirPort card
If you had to purchase an AirPort card, simply follow the instructions that came with it.
AirPort Setup Instructions
- Start the AirPort Setup Assistant (found in the Utilities folder under Applications).
- The Setup Assistant will gather information from your computer (this may take a several minutes).
- The Introduction screen will appear.
- Select Set up your computer to join an existing AirPort network.
- Click on Continue.
- If your AirPort card is properly installed, it will detect the signal from the access point.
- If signal detection is succesful, you will see the Conclusion screen with the following message: Setup Assistant is now ready to configure your computer to access the network "BlitzNet".
- Click Continue.
- Click Done.
- Start your web browser (you'll be taken automatically to the "Welcome to Willamette's Wireless Network" screen).
- Read the screen, then click Next.
- Login using your Willamette network name and password.
- Complete the form (Computer type, manufacturer, and model).
- Click Next.
- Setup is now complete.
You should now be able to run network programs such as Netscape or Internet Explorer. Please keep this document for reference should something happen to your network connection during the school year.
The easiest way to check your Willamette email is to use Webmail. Open your web browser and go to: http://webmail.willamette.edu/
If you are going to be using an e-mail client other than Webmail (such as MacMail or ThunderBird) you will need the following settings:
- IMAP server (incoming mail): mail.willamette.edu
- SMTP server (outgoing mail):
- If you're on campus: smtp.willamette.edu
- If you're off campus, using Willamette's dial-up service: smtp.willamette.edu
- If you're off campus, using an ISP (such as AOL, Earthlink, AT&T, Qwest, etc.), then use the SMTP server name provided by the ISP. Such information can usually be found in the ISPs documentation, on their website, or by contacting their customer service department.
- News Server (News Groups): news.willamette.edu
- Directory Server: ldap.willamette.edu
search base: o=willamette.edu
If you have any questions or comments concerning these procedures, please contact Willamette Integrated Technology Services. Call us at x6767 (Help Desk) or send questions by e-mail to email@example.com.