Connecting to Wi-Fi on MacOS

Having access to Wi-Fi is important to your success as a BYU-Idaho student, so don’t go without it on campus. Since the process of connecting to the BYU-Idaho Wi-Fi will vary depending on your computer’s operating system, find your device below for tailored instructions on connecting to the Wi-Fi. Check out our tips at the bottom of this article if you are having problems with your Wi-Fi connection. 

 In order to access Canvas and other important resources, make sure that you are connected to the BYUI network, not the BYUI_Visitor network. For network security, the BYUI_Visitor network restricts access to some sites.
 If you have recently changed your BYUI password and are having trouble connecting to the Wi-Fi, you will need to forget the BYUI Wi-Fi and reconnect. See Forgetting Wi-Fi for instructions.

MacOS wireless setup (using the Wi-Fi icon)

MacOS Sierra/High Sierra/Mojave/Catalina

1. Click the Wi-Fi icon in the top right-hand corner of your desktop. 

2. A drop-down menu will appear listing all available wireless networks; click BYUI

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3. A prompt will pop up asking you to enter a wireless network password. Enter your BYU-Idaho password, then click Join

 Click the box next to Remember this network in order to save the BYUI Wi-Fi network's information. That way, you will be able to connect automatically the next time you want to access BYU-Idaho's Wi-Fi network. 

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4. You will receive a certification pop-up. Click Continue

5. At the next pop-up, enter your Mac's login information–not your BYU-Idaho login information. Once this is complete, you should be able to access BYU-Idaho's wireless network. 

 

Mac Wi-Fi setup

MacOS Catalina

1. Click the Apple logo in the top left-hand corner of your desktop. 

2. Click System Preferences from the drop-down menu. This will open a new window.

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 3. Click Network

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4. Click Wi-Fi in the left-hand column of the screen.

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5. Locate the Network Name drop-down menu, click it, and select the BYUI Wi-Fi network. 

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6. A prompt will pop up asking you to enter a wireless network password. Enter your BYU-Idaho password, then click Join

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 Click the box next to Remember this network in order to save BYUI Wi-Fi network's information. Now you will be able to connect automatically the next time you want to access BYU-Idaho's Wi-Fi.  

Mac OS X Lion, Mountain Lion, Mavericks, or El Capitan

1. Click the Apple logo in the top left-hand corner of your desktop. 

2. Click System Preferences from the drop-down menu. This will open a new window. 

3. Click Network

4. Click Wi-Fi in the left-hand column of the screen. 

5. Locate the Network Name drop-down menu, click it, and select the BYUI Wi-Fi network. 

6. A prompt will pop up asking you to enter a wireless network password. Enter your BYU-Idaho password, then click OK

 Click the box next to Remember this network in order to save the BYUI Wi-Fi network's information. Now you will be able to connect automatically the next time you want to access BYU-Idaho's Wi-Fi.
7. At the next pop-up, enter your Mac's login information–not your BYU-Idaho login information. 

8. Click Apply


Mac OS X Snow Leopard

1. Click the Wi-Fi icon in the top right-hand corner of your screen. 

2. A drop-down menu will appear listing all available wireless networks; click BYUI

3. A prompt will pop up asking you to enter a wireless network password. Enter your BYU-Idaho password, then click OK.

 Click the box next to Remember this network in order to save the BYUI Wi-Fi network's information. That way, you will be able to connect automatically the next time you want to access BYU-Idaho's network. 

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