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These pages are for Mac users in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at the Technische Universiteit Eindhoven. These pages are more or less supplementary to the pages of the computer Facilities Bureau (

Feel free to add and correct mistakes.

Wireless network

Characteristics of the wireless network **tue**

  • WiFi protocol is 802.11b/g
  • Security system: 802.1X with PEAP
  • Authentication: your NT username/password combination, the one that gives access to the Exchange Server, etc. Use “tue\…” as username.

How to get access

I am not sure that all these steps are necessary. 
  1. Make sure that you are in range of the network. When the signal is weak, sometimes the connect procedure fails without mentioning that the weak signal was the cause.
  2. Open Network in System Preferences
  3. Select Airport
  4. Choose as Network Name tue
  5. Click Advanced…
  6. Select “tue” from the list and click on the small pencil (edit)
  7. Fill in:
    • Security 802.1X WEP
    • User Name: tue/yourname (NT account)
    • Password: yourpassword
    • 802.1X: WPA:tue (if it's there, otherwise use Automatic and user name etc. will be asked for later)
  8. Click Add
  9. Back in the previous screen that you entered via the Advanced button, choose the tab 802.1X
  10. Fill in:
    • Domain: Login Window
    • Click on “Enable 802.1X” if not enabled
    • Deselect all authentication protocols, except PEAP
    • Don't click “Get certificate…”; this will be offered automatically
  11. Click OK
  12. On the Network pane, click Apply
  13. Computer will now try to connect to the tue network. If not, select tue in the list from your menu bar
  14. The first time, a certificate will be offered. Accept and choose “trust always”
  15. Status wiil change to Authenticated and say: “Authenticated via PEAP (Inner Protocol: MSCHAPv2)”
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mac_wiki.txt · Last modified: 2014/10/16 16:52 by keesh