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Configuring GTwifi on Mac OS X 10.6 & 10.7

This will explain how to configure Mac OS X 10.6 & 10.7 (Snow Leopard & Lion). This example is assuming you are running Mac OS X 10.6 or 10.7 with a working AirPort card installed and turned on.

Important Note

Do not select the GTwifi SSID from the Airport icon drop down list to set up the GTwifi wireless network. We have found that this creates an unreliable connection. Some devices running OSX appear to have an issue negotiating wireless connections unless you specifically configure the encryption protocol to be WPA2 Enterprise (AES) only. Follow the instructions below when connecting to GTwifi for a more reliable experience.

If you have never configured your device for GTwifi, skip to Step 7. If you have previously configured your device for GTwpa (or GTwifi), follow Steps 1 thru 6 to clear out its current configuration. The first part of these instructions assume you are deleting GTwpa. Make adjustments if you are attempting to clear an older GTwpa configuration or a newer GTwifi configuration.

  1. Click on the AirPort icon in the upper right hand corner and make sure AirPort is turned on. (Note: If you do not see an AirPort icon in your menubar, you may have this icon disabled under System Preferences.)
  2. In the menu opened by clicking on the Airport icon select "Open Network Preferences".
  3. mac1_netpref.png

  4. In Network Preferences click on "Advanced".


  5. In the Advanced window you will need to remove GTwifi from the "Preffered Networks" list.
    1. Select the GTwifi network from the list of preffered networks.
    2. Click on the "-" to remove GTwifi.
    3. Click "OK" to exit.


  6. On the Network prefferences window click "Apply".
  7. Reboot your machine.
  8. Click on the Airport icon and select "Join Other Network".
  9. mac4_other.png

  10. In the setup window you will set up the GTwifi network manually.
    1. Enter GTwifi as the Network Name.
    2. From the Security drop down list select "WPA2 Enterprise".
    3. Enter you GT account user name and password.
    4. Leave 802.1X set to Automatic.
    5. Click "Join" to exit.
  11. mac5_netsetup.png

  12. You should now be on the GTwifi wireless network using AES authentication.

If you are still having trouble please refer to the proper troubleshooting guide below.

Additional Troubleshooting for OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard)
Additional Troubleshooting for OS X 10.7 (Lion)



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