If you frequently travel to other educational campuses, you should set up your computer and device(s) to use the eduroam network. The eduroam network is a worldwide collaborative effort to make guest access easier for scholars visiting other higher educational campuses. It allows students, faculty, and staff of educational institutions to use their home campus credentials to receive wireless access at another participating campus. It's recommended you connect to eduroam when on Davidson's campus as well. The steps to connect to eduroam are below.
Connecting to eduroam
- Log into your Mac. In the Status Bar in the upper right corner, you should see the AirPort icon
- Click on the AirPort icon and select eduroam from the drop-down list of available wireless networks.
- In the User name field, enter your full Davidson email address.
- In the Password field, enter your Davidson password.
- Click on the OK button.
- Click on the Connect button.
- Your device will now be connected to eduroam.
- Click on the AirPort icon and select Open Network Preferences... from the drop-down menu.
- Look in the lower left corner of the Network Preferences dialog box. If you see an open lock, you can proceed to the next step. If the lock is closed, click on the icon and enter your administrator credentials.
- In the lower right corner, click on the Advanced... button.
- In the list of Preferred Networks, click on eduroam. (You may have to scroll down quite a ways to see it. If eduroam is not on the list, you can continue with the next step.) Once eduroam is selected, click on the minus button below the list to remove it from the list of preferred networks.
- If they are present, use the same steps to remove DavidsonDevice, DavidsonGuest, DavidsonSecure and DavidsonSetup.
- Click on the OK button to close the Wi-Fi preferred networks dialog box.
- Click on the Apply button and then close the Network Preferences dialog box.
- Return to the Connecting to eduroam section above and try again.