Configuring Mac OSX to Access eduroam Wireless Network

Intended Audience

This guide is intended to help connect personal Mac computers onto the campus wireless network. This article is for the benefit of the affiliates and guests of the University of Michigan-Flint. If you are attempting to connect University-owned domain machines, please consult the ITS Helpdesk in 206 MSB for assistance.


To connect to the campus wireless network, you will need to know your uniqname and current password. The instructions within this guide are designed for OSX 10.13.X through 10.15.X.

What are all these networks?

  • eduroam
    • The network (SSID) eduroam is a secure, worldwide roaming access service developed for the international research and education community. This allows students, researchers, and staff from participating institutions to obtain more secure, faster Internet connectivity across campus and when visiting other participating institutions.
  • MSetup
    • This network is designed to automatically configure the wireless settings of personally owned laptops (not phones or tablets) to connect to eduroam. Please do not use this utility if your laptop is owned by the university. If you are having difficulty connecting to eduroam with a university-provided laptop, please contact the Helpdesk.
  • MGuest
    • Visitors to our campus that are not eligible to connect to eduroam can gain one day access to Internet Wi-Fi (not local UM-Flint resources such as printers). This is also the network that certain devices on campus utilize such as gaming consoles (Xbox, PlayStation, Wii), video/informational streaming devices (Roku, Amazon Echo/DOT/Fire sticks) and Smart TV’s. These devices must be registered before connecting to MGuest, for help on how to register these devices please click here.


Table of Contents:

Manually Configuring eduroam on OSX

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  1. In the top bar click the wireless icon. configuring_mac_osx_to_access_eduroam_wireless_network-1.png This is typically found in the top right near the clock.
  2. Click Join Other Network.
  3. In the new dialog box next to Network Name type: eduroam.
    • For the security type, select WPA2 Enterprise.
    • Next to Username type <your uniqname>
    • Next to password type your current password.
    • Check Remember this Network.
  4. Click Join.
  5. In the Verify Certificate message box click show certificate.
  6. Confirm that the box next to Always trust is checked.
  7. Click Continue.
  8. Type your computer password in the new message box.
  9. Click Update Settings to make changes to the Certificate Trust Settings.
  10. Wait while the computer connects.

Your computer should now be connected to the eduroam wireless network on campus.


Additional Information

Faculty and staff members of the University who require assistance with connecting University-owned machines onto the wireless network, please contact the ITS Helpdesk at 810-762-3123 for assistance.


If you would like to have temporary access to the wireless network on campus, please connect to MGuest. For more information regarding this process, please 

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If you are unable to connect your device to the wireless network on campus and have any questions or experience issues with this article, please contact the ITS Helpdesk:

Location: 206 Murchie Science Building


Phone: (810) 762-3123



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