Athens is the primary wireless network at CUMC, currently available at specific locations.
Connecting to Athens on a Macintosh running OS 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or 10.5 (Leopard) does not require that you install any additional software.
Configuring Macintosh OS 10.5 and 10.6 for Athens
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Select the Network icon from your Mac's System Preferences.
Select AirPort from the list of networks on the left, then the Advanced button on the lower right.
Select the 802.1X tab from the Airport's menu bar.
Select the + sign at the bottom right of the window, and select Add User Profile.
Remove the word "Untitled" and type in athens as its name.
Leave the User Name and Password fields blank. Make sure that only TTLS is selected for Authentication.
With TTLS highlighted, select the Configure button at the bottom of the list of Authentication options.
From the pop up window that appears, select PAP under TTLS Inner Authentication, then click on OK to return to the 802.1X window.
Click on OK again to return to the main Network window and select the Apply button in the lower right to save your settings.
Make sure AirPort is still highlighted in the list on the left, and select the Advanced button in the lower right again.
Select the AirPort button from the top menu and click on the plus sign in the lower left to create a new Preferred Network called athens.
In the window that appears, type in athens for the Network Name and select WPA Enterprise for Security.
For User Name and Password:
If you share your computer, leave the User Name and Password blank to be prompted to log in each time you connect to Athens.
If you do not share your computer and would like to connect to Athens automatically whenever it's in range, enter your Columbia UNI and password.
NOTE: Be sure that your computer has an initial password protected account for you when it first starts up to prevent anyone who may access your computer from using Athens. You will be held responsible if anyone is logged in under your UNI and violates network or HIPAA regulations while connected.
Select athens from the 802.1X drop down menu.
Click on the Add button, then verify that your connection is listed under the Preferred Networks listings.
Click the OK button in the lower right, the Apply at the next window to save your settings and exit the System Preferences panel. You may have to provide the administrative password for your computer.
Athens is now configured. If your computer detects athens, you will be prompted to login for 802.1X Authentication; use your Columbia UNI and password, and select Continue if prompted to accept the 802.1X certificate.
When Athens is in range, you should be able to see it listed by clicking on the Mac's wireless icon in the upper right of the computer screen.
Click on athens to connect to this network.
The 802.1X Authentication window should appear, type in your UNI and its password to connect.
NOTE: If you saved your login and password when configuring the Athens network, you may not be prompted to log in each time you connect.
If prompted, select Continue to accept the 802.1X server certificate.
Once you have authenticated, you will be connected to Athens and can use the CUMC secured wireless network.
If you are not able to connect to Athens, go back in to your Network settings from the System Preferences panel.
Check the status under the AirPort listing in the left column. If it reads Self-assigned IP, your computer has not picked up a good network address for Athens.
Select the Turn AirPort Off button on the right, then click it again to reconnect. The Network Name drop down menu must read athens.
Once your AirPort card detects Athens, the 802.1X Authentication window should appear. Type in your Columbia UNI
and password, then select OK.
When the status under AirPort reads Connected (again, the Network Name drop-down must be athens), you have successfully connected to the secure Athens wireless network at CUMC.
If you are still not able to connect, please delete the athens profile that was created created (select the – sign while athens is highlighted in your Preferred Networks window), completely exit the Network window(s) and System Preferences panel,
follow the configuration steps from the top of this page again closely
to be sure that your AirPort settings are correct.