AirPort hardware allows you to set up a W-Fi network to connect devices wirelessly to your ISP. Note that AirPort is not an Internet Service Provider (ISP) by itself, but is a way to create a wireless network that you can use to connect to your ISP's Internet connection.
Once you have a Wi-Fi network identified, use these steps to tell your Mac to join it:
- Click the Wi-Fi menu icon and select your Wi-Fi network from the list of available networks.
- If prompted, enter the password for your Wi-Fi network.
- Check "Remember this network" to have your Mac automatically join your home network.
Connect at home
Your Internet Service Provider (ISP) may be the same as your cable TV company or your phone company. It may also be a different company that offers Internet services, usually for a monthly fee.
Your ISP may offer wired Internet access, using an Ethernet cable that connects to your computer or a network router/modem. Or, it may offer Wi-Fi (wireless) Internet access through its own hardware. If you're not sure if your Internet connection is wired or wireless, check with your ISP.
Connect at school
On campus please connect to "Student WiFi". Connection to another wireless access service is not recommended. If you need a password, please ask the front desk, a librarian, or a member of the technology department.