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WLAN configuration

Connecting to KIT and eduroam

The following shows how to connect to KIT. To connect to eduroam simply replace all occurrences of KIT with eduroam.

1. Connecting without manual configuration

An Authentification without prior configuration with your user name is possible. If you tried to connect to the KIT networks before and are now encountering a problem, please delete the existing configuration by following these steps:

  • Go to "Utilities" and choose "Network"
  • Choose "Wi-Fi" and disable it
  • Click on "more options " in "Network"
  • Choose KIT in the "Wi-Fi" tab and remove it from your "preferred networks" by clicking the minus icon
  • Click on "Go" -> "Applications" -> "Services" -> "key chain administration" and delete all KIT entries
  • Reenable Wi-Fi

Connect to KIT

Click on the Wi-Fi icon and choose KIT [figure 1]. Enter your user name and password (e.g. ab1234Rwp7∂kit edu or uxxxxSba4∂kit edu) and click "OK" [figure 2].

Figure 1: Choose network
Figure 1: Choose network
Figure 2: Log in with your KIT account
Figure 2: Log in with your KIT account

Verify the certificate of the RADIUS server. The KIT RADIUS servers are radius-wlan.scc.kit.edu. Click on "show certificate"[figure 9]. The root certificate is T-TeleSec GlobalRoot Class 2. Click "Continue" to accept the certificate.

Figure 9: Check certifiicate
Figure 9: Check certifiicate
 

After successful authentification the connection is established.

 

2. Connecting with manual configuration

A manual configuration as described here is only possible up to Mac OS X version 10.6. Starting with Mac OS X 10.7, a configuration file is required, which can be created with the iPhone Configuration Utility. This authentification method is optional. You can also connect to the network without existing configuration file as described above.

These instructions are based on Mac OS X version 10.5.

Go to "System settings" and click on "Network". Choose "AirPort" in the list on the left side [figure 3]. Make sure AirPort is deactivated. Click on "more options" and delete any existing KIT entries. Choose the tab 802.1X [figure 4].

Abbildung 3: Netzwerk
Figure 3: Network
Figure 4: AirPort 802.1X
Figure 4: AirPort 802.1X

 

Click the plus icon in the bottom left corner, choose "add user profile" and enter the title KIT. Enter your user name and password (e.g. ab1234Noz6∂kit edu or uxxxxLzq9∂kit edu). Enter KIT as "wireless network". Check only "TTLS" under "identification" [figure 5]. Select TTLS and click "configure". Choose "PAP" as inner TTLS identification method and enter anonymousFhi9∂kit edu as "outer identity" [figure 6].

Figure 5: AirPort 802.1X wkit-802.1x
Figure 5: AirPort 802.1X wkit-802.1x
Figure 6: TTLS identification
Figure 6: TTLS identification

 

Click "OK" twice and click "apply". You can now connect to KIT as shown in part 1.