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Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) and above - Setup for Secure Wireless

Configuration is no longer necessary when connecting to the UB secure wireless network. Please follow the steps below to connect.

      1. Click the AirPort AirPort_Icon icon.
      2. Turn Wi-Fi on.
      3. Select ubalt-secure.
      4. When prompted, enter your netID/current password.
      5. Remember this network should be checked.

        Note: If the certificate verification message below appears, click Continue and enter your netID/current password if prompted.

If you need additional assistance please contact the OTS Call Center at 410-837-6262 or

    •         How to delete a wireless profile.
    •         Open Network Preferences. (Make sure the Wi-Fi option is highlighted)
    •         Click Advanced.
    •         Highlight the profile you want to delete.
    •         Click the (-) minus sign to delete the profile.
    •         Click OK and apply the changes.
    •         Click Advanced and click the (+) sign to re-add the profile.              

Mac OS X - 10.6 or older - Setup for Secure Wireless

  1. Open System Preferences.
  2. Click the Network Preference Pane.
  3. Select the Airport connection, then click the Advanced button.
  4. In the Advanced window, click the 802.1x option. You will be creating a new User Profile.
  5. In the lower left corner, click the + sign and select Add User Profile.
    image of network preference pane
  6. Type a name for the profile. We use UBSecure.
  7. In the User Profile section, set the following:
    • Username: your netID
    • Password: your netID password
    • Wireless Network: ubalt-secure
    • Security Type: WPA2 Enterprise

    image of network pane showing settings
  8. Click OK.
  9. Back at the main Network preference pane, the profile you created will be displayed. To connect to the network, click the Connect button.
  10. When prompted to verify the certification, click Continue.
  11. When prompted for a name and password, enter your computer username and password combination. (The same combination used when installing software or system updates.) Click OK.
  • Your connection is complete. To connect to ubalt-secure, click your Wireless Indicator in the Finder Menu and select ubalt-secure.
Last Published 12/18/15