Connecting Your Apple Computer to the MCAD Wireless Network
June 2018 Update: As of June 1st, 2018, the MCAD campus has switched to an upgraded wireless network. If you were connected to the MCAD network before June 2018, you will need to remove the old wireless profile in system settings and then re-connect to the MCAD network. For instructions on how to do this, scroll down to the section titled "How to delete the old profile on MacOS."
How to connect to the MCAD wireless on MacOS:
Click on the WiFi symbol in the top bar of your computer and select “MCAD.”
Enter your MCAD login credentials when prompted and click “Join.”
In the window that pops up, click “Continue.”
Enter your computer’s admin password (not your MCAD login) when prompted and click “Update Settings.”
How to forget the MCAD-Guest network:
This will prevent from your computer from automatically connecting to MCAD-Guest before the main MCAD wifi. The MCAD-guest network is extremely limited and meant only for very temporary use.
Click on the WiFi icon and select “Open Network Preferences.”
Click the lock to make changes. In the windows that opens, enter your computer’s admin password and click “Unlock.”
Click “Advanced” (circled above), and in the Window that opens, find and select “MCAD-Guest” in the list of network names. Click the minus button below to remove the network. Click “Remove.”
Click “OK,” then click “Apply.”
After this final step, you should be fully connected to the MCAD wireless network in a few short moments. If you have any further issues, please contact the MCAD Help Desk.
How to delete the old profile on MacOS:
Again, if you were connected to the MCAD wireless network before June 2018, you MUST do this step in order to be able to reconnect.
If you connected to the MCAD wireless for the first time after June 2018 or haven't connected yet, please scroll up to view “How to connect to the MCAD wireless on MacOS.”
Open System Preferences and select “Profiles.”
Select “MCAD_Secure” on the left and click the minus button below.
Click “Remove.” Enter your computer’s admin password (not your MCAD credentials) when prompted.
- Return to the instructions at the top of this article to properly re-connect to the main MCAD wireless.