How to Connect to SOU-Wireless (Mac)

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 (On versions of Mac OS X newer than 10.6, the "AirPort" label has been replaced by "Wi-Fi," but the process is identical.)

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.

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.

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.

If you have never connected to SOU-Wireless on your computer before, you will be prompted for your SOU credentials and will then have to download a small program to verify that you have up-to-date anti-virus protection before you can begin browsing the Internet. This process is automatic, typically only takes a minute to complete, and only has to be performed once per computer. For more information, click here.