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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
There’s good news because there is a work-around you can use:
  1. Download and install Mozilla Firefox for the Macintosh.
  2. 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.