Skip to main content

Office of Information Technology (OIT)

UT Arlington
OIT: Office of Information Technology

helpdesk@uta.edu ·  Work Order · 817-272-2208 · System Status

We are your IT partner!

XpressConnect for Mac OS X 10.4

System requirements: Mac

Description:

"UTA Wireless Setup" provides access to XpressConnect, an automatic configuration utility that will configure your system to connect to the UTA wireless network.

This page provides a step-by-step guide to using XpressConnect for setup of a wireless connection under Mac OS X 10.4 and assumes several things:

  • You have an 802.11a/b/g compatible wireless network adapter (AirPort) and it has been properly installed (Turned On).
  • You have a fair understanding of the Mac OS X 10.4 operating system.

How to Use:

  1. Click on the Apple button in the top left corner of the screen and select System Preferences.
  2. From System Preferences select Network.
  3. From the Show: drop-down menu, select Airport.
  4. From the By default, join: drop-down menu, select Preferred networks.
  5. Click "+".
  6. In the Network Name drop-down menu, enter UTAwireless Setup and click OK.
  7. Click Apply Now.
  8. Open a web browser (such as Mozilla Firefox (http://getfirefox.com) and you should be greeted with the welcome page. (It may take a short while for the connection to come up. If you get a "not connected to the Internet" error message, just keep trying to open any webpage until the welcome screen appears.)
  9. Click the check box to accept the EULA, then click Start >.
  10. Click Trust to accept the Cloudpath Networks, Inc. certificate.
  11. Choose either UTA Auto Login or UTA Web Login, then click Continue >.

For "UTA Auto Login":

  1. Enter your NetID and password in the 802.1x window, then click Connect.
  2. Click Continue in the 802.1x Authentication Verify Certificate window.
  3. Enter a name for this configuration in the Save As: box in the 802.1X window, and click Save.
  4. If necessary, click Retry to finish the connection process. You should now be redirected to the OIT Computer Usage Policy web page.
  5. Click Done in the XpressConnect window to exit the XpressConnect application.

For "UTA Web Login":

  1. The "UTA Web Login" Wireless Network Login page should open in a new window.
  2. Enter your NetID and password and click Submit.
  3. If necessary, click Retry to finish the connection process. You should now be redirected to the OIT Computer Usage Policy web page.
  4. Click Done in the XpressConnect window to exit the XpressConnect application.

Known Issues: Failed to Open Page - Not connected to the Internet (Mac OS)