How-To: Manually Configure an 802.1x Network Connection
This tutorial will assist the ITC or end user in manually configuring a Macintosh to connect to the campus network using the 802.1x connection protocol.
- From select ⇒ System Preferences.
- In Systems Preferences, select Network.
- In Network, if you have already setup a profile, select Connect., which will bring you to step 9 (if so, skip to step 9). If not, unlock the system lock at the lower left-hand corner (which will ask you for an administrator ID and password) then select Advanced.
- In Advanced, select 802.1X.
- Click the + (plus sign) to add a profile.
- On the popup select Add System Profile.
- Type in "dot1X" or something appropriate as the user profile and add your myCSULA Identity account username and password. The password will get encrypted in the profile. Not to worry; it's secure. Click OK.
- At this point you're still on the 172 non-network. You need to be on the 10 network. Click Connect.
- If you've gotten here, you're connected to the campuswide private network. Just close the window.
- On occasion you might get the next popup. You need to validate the resultant certificate. Click Continue.
You're connected. With a profile set up you will need to go through only steps 1 through 3 (with the connect option) to connect to the 10 network and occasionally do step 10 to approve of the authentication certificate.
- You will need to update the 802.1x password any time you change your myCSULA Identity account password.