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Getting Connected to Campus Secure WiFi With Your Mac

You need to configure your Mac to work with the Northwest networkNetworks & Connectivity Logobefore connecting to Northwest_Secure WiFi

Apple Bearcat Green LogoConfiguring your Mac to work on the Northwest network

  • Click on the Apple Menu
  • Click on System Preferences
  • Click on Network
  • Click on the Advanced button
  • Click on the TCP/IPbutton
  • Change Configure IPv4: to Using DHCP
    • For DHCP Client ID: put [building code] room number [1,2,3, etc.]  
      • Remember your computer name must be two or three-letter building abbreviation followed by your room number, and then either A,B,C,D depending on the number of personal computers in the room
        • There should be no spaces in the name
    • Examples: SO349A and RO114B
  • If you would like to join the domain click on the DNS button
  • Click the “+” button and type in NWMSU and press the Enter key
  • Select OK and apply changes
  • In System Preferences select the Sharingicon
  • Deselect the Personal File Sharing option
  • Close the System Preferences window
  • Restart your computer
    • Once you've configured your Mac, you should be able to easily connect to Northwest_Secure WiFi

Check out our Northwest Wireless (WiFi) information for more details about Northwest WiFi.  Also, see our other Mac guides for help with things like how to print to a networked printer.

All non-campus provided computers on the Northwest network are required to have current Anti-Virus software installed and activated on the computer before connecting to the Northwest Network.  You will be in violation of Northwest technology policies if you use a computer on the Northwest network, either wired or wireless, that does not have active Anti-Virus software.