NP Hawks WPA Wireless Setup (Mac OS X)

This is a one time process that will allow your device running Apple Mac OS X (such as iMacs or Macbooks) to automatically connect to the NP Hawks WPA network whenever it is within range.

Only ONE campus Wi-Fi network should be setup on your device at a time. If you setup a device for NP Hawks WPA make sure to make your device forget the NP Hawks Devices, NP Hawks Guest, and eduroam networks to avoid potential connection problems. See our resources on how to "forget" a Wi-Fi network on a device.


To begin open the list of available wireless networks by clicking on the wireless/Wi-Fi icon on the upper top right corner of the screen and click on NP Hawks WPA.


You will now be asked to enter your username and password for your SUNY New Paltz account used on and other campus services. Make sure for Username you enter your SUNY New Paltz Username and NOT your email address. Make sure Remember this network is checked. Click the Join button to continue.



You may now see a window named Verify Certificate asking if you would like to view the server certificate or continue.

You may optionally verify the server certificate for by clicking the Show Certificate button. In the bottom box that appears containing technical details scroll all the way to the bottom and look for the section named Fingerprints. As of May 31 2020 the current sha-256 fingerprint is "0C 9C 2C A1 92 11 78 42 9C FB 78 DC 25 3C E2 22 35 14 23 E1 9E FF E8 F8 F2 10 E9 4F 4C 3C 79 65".

When you are ready to continue click the Continue button.



You may now be prompted for your User Name and Password to make changes to your Certificate Trust Settings. Enter the username and password you use to login to your Mac OS X desktop or laptop when turning on the computer and NOT your email address, SUNY New Paltz account details, etal.



You should now be connected to the NP Hawks WPA wireless network.



The most common cause for problems setting up your device is a mistyped username or password.



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