Wireless settings


A new wireless system is available for PCAD Students, Faculty, Staff, and Guests. It features faster speeds, better coverage including into the Art Garden in front of the builidng, and increased security. See instructions below to log on. The old wireless system is slated to be discontinued on February 6, 2014.

Instructions for OSX 10.7 and higher are below. Click any image to enlarge. Very similar steps can be taken on an iOS device to connect to WiFi.

These and other devices (smartphones, tablets, laptops) can be brought to the I.T. department for assistance in connecting.

  1. Download and open the configuration file: PcadWifi.mobileconfig (alternate link)
  2. Click Continue when you are met with the following window after opening this file:
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  3. Again click Continue to confirm you want to load these wireless settings:
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  4. At the next window it is important to not make a typo! You'll want to enter your PCAD SignOn that you use for email and other PCAD services. This typically is your first and last name lower-case with no punctuation or spaces.
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  5. Enter your MacBook's administrator name and password.
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  6. Here's the result of installing the wireless configuration successfully:
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  7. Click Show All at the top of this window, click on Network in the middle of the window, then select WiFi as shown below. Ensure Wi-Fi is 'On' and that Network Name is changed to 'Internal'.
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  8. A successful connection will appear similar to the below:
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Contact I.T. if you experience any problems with connecting wirelessly.