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How to Connect to SOU-Wireless (Mac)

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This article will walk you through how to connect to our open wireless network, SOU-Wireless, from any Wi-Fi-enabled Apple computer running Mac OS X.

To begin, locate the AirPort/Wi-Fi status icon in the top-right corner of your screen. If this icon is missing, follow the instructions here to enable it. (On versions of Mac OS X newer than 10.6, the "AirPort" label has been replaced by "Wi-Fi," but the process is identical.)

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If your status icon appears blank as depicted above, you will need to enable your wireless adapter before proceeding. Just click the icon, then select "Turn Wi-Fi On" or "Turn AirPort On" depending on which version of Mac OS X you're running.

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Once your wireless adapter is enabled, it should quickly present you with a list of all the available wireless networks within range of your computer. Find SOU-Wireless in the list and click on it.

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After a few seconds, you should be connected. You can tell when this has finished by looking for the check mark next to SOU-Wireless in the list of wireless networks.

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If you select SOU-Wireless you will need to follow the steps below to sign in:

A Portal Login window will open when you select SOU-Wireless, and ask for a username and password. Enter your SOU school username and password (do not put the @sou.edu from your email address):

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Upon successful authentication you will see the following screen:

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You will now be able to use the network at SOU. 

If you are still experiencing difficulties, please visit us at the Help-Desk in the Computer Science Building.