Connecting to eduroam with macOS

Question

How do I connect to eduroam from a Mac? 

Overview

 eduroam is the preferred Wi-Fi network for students, faculty, staff, and guests personally owned devices to use that's secure and once set up, can be used throughout campus as well as any other university throughout the world that has an eduroam network.

To connect your Mac to eduroam, you must have an active StarID account and Internet access. MavGuest or MavNet can be used if available.

1. Make sure yout Mac has internet access. (MavGuest is available for this purpose).

2. Using a Safari, navigate directly to wifi.mnsu.edu (available from on or off campus)

3. The system should automatically pull the correct Operating System, select Sign In

4. Sign in with your StarID@go.minnstate.edu and password (for students, alumni and emeritus) or StarID@minnstate.edu and password (for current employees)You may receive a popup asking to allow downloads, select Allow

5. On the next screen, select JoinNow

6. Select Install to install Minnesota State University Mankato eduroam MobileConfig

7. Enter your password to allow Install

8. Once you see the message Joined, press Done to close the program.

 

Your Mac should now be connected to the eduroam Wi-Fi network if eduroam is available where your Mac is located.

 

The installer will attempt to forget the MavNet and MavNet-Encrypted networks if they have been used before. Forgetting the other networks is desirable to ensure that your Mac will prefer to use eduroam whenever it is on campus. To check this:

1. Click on the Wi-Fi icon on the top right and select Open Network Preferences

2. Select Advanced

3. Highlight on MavGuest, MavNet and press the – to remove the network. Do the same for MavNet-Encrypted

Your Mac computer is now set up to use eduroam. It will work wherever you are throughout the world that an eduroam network is available if you are a current student or employee at Minnesota State University, Mankato. Changing your StarID password will not require any Wi-Fi related updates on your Mac.

See other articles:

KCS 22990 eduroam Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) 

 

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Article ID: 73
Created
Wed 1/26/22 2:14 PM
Modified
Mon 5/23/22 4:43 PM