These instructions are intended to describe the login process for a computer that has never logged into BeaverNet, or that has not attempted to log in to BeaverNet. If you have tried before and have been unsuccessful, some of the steps here may not occur as the computer may have retained some information from previous login attemps. If you are having trouble logging in with Leopard, you may want to visit our wireless troubleshooting page first to remove any retained information before following these instructions.
To access BeaverNet with OSX Leopard:
Click on the Airport item in the left column to access the AirPort pane.
In the AirPort pane, click on the Advanced button. Then, in the Advanced pane, click on the TCP/IP tab.
The Configure IPv4 menu should indicate Using DHCP. If it doesn't be sure to choose that option. Click on OK to return to the Aiport pane.
If the Apply button is not greyed out, click on it to apply any changes.
Now click on Turn Airport On.
The dialog will change to indicate that the Airport is on and has no network selected.
Click on the Network Name menu. You should see the three Caltech wireless networks in the menu. Choose Caltech BeaverNet. The Aiport item on the left may change to indicate Self-Assgined IP. There may also be a delay while the Airport scans for the BeaverNet network.
You will be prompted to accept the certificate for 802.1x authentication. If you want to see the certificate click on Show Certificate. You'll see the Thawte Sever Certificate. Then click on Continue.
The next dialog will ask if you want to allow the login program to access your keychain. Click on Allow.
You'll next be asked to provide your login credentials. This will be your access.caltech username and password. Click on OK.
You should now be connected to the Caltech BeaverNet. The Network pane will indicate Status: Authenticated.
Note: The Network pane indicates that the innner authentication protocol is GTC. While this is not technically accurate for the Caltech BeaverNet, it doesn't affect the encrypted connection.