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Encrypted WPA Wireless - Iphone/Ipad Setup

These instructions apply to Iphone/Ipad (6.x or later) powered devices only. Use these instructions to connect your Iphone/Ipad device to the McMaster Mac-WiFi/Reznet-WiFi/eduroam wireless networks. Mac-WiFi/Reznet-WiFi/eduroam uses Wireless Protected Access (or WPA2 for short) and provides encryption between your device and the Wireless Access Point that you connect to.

  • Requirements:
    • Iphone/Ipad 6.X or later
    • Wi-Fi

Iphone/Ipad Setup:

  1. From the home screen, select the Settings icon.
  2. Make sure Wi-Fi is turned ON, and click on Other.
  3. Under Other Network, enter Name as Mac-WiFi exactly as shown (it's case sensitive). Under Security, select WPA2 Enterprise from the side menu. Enter your MAC ID for Username and Password. Click the Join button.
  4. You will be prompted to verify the certificate. The certificate name should be:wireless.McMaster.CA. Click the Accept button.
  5. On the Wi-Fi window, check the status of the connection. It should show Mac-WiFi as being connected with a check mark on the left side. Close the Wi-Fi window.

Service Bulletins

  • MAC ID Password Expiry

    Beginning in May 2016, MAC ID passwords at McMaster expire annually. Learn more at

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8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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