Do you use an Apple computer or device? Here’s how to access campus Wi-Fi for Apple products.
There are two issues associated with accessing Wi-Fi with an Apple device or MACs on campus.
- Macs aren’t “patient” when waiting for a response from a wireless network to let it know it’s been authenticated. This affects both the WINGATE-GUEST and the WINGATE-WiFi networks. The best solution? Find the strongest signal possible for the network you wish to use.
- The Safari browser can be the issue. To use the WINGATE-WiFi network, a mobile device must be allowed to join the network and the user must log on using a browser. The Online Certificate Status Protocol (OCSP) used within Safari isn’t entirely compatible with our networks. And Safari doesn’t give users the option of bypassing the OCSP.
- Download and install Mozilla Firefox for the Macintosh.
- Go to Firefox > Options > Advanced > Encryption > Validation and uncheck the OCSP option.
Need More Help?
If you have information technology-related questions, you can stop by the IT Help Desk on the second floor of the library. We’ll be happy to help you out.