Duke University has implemented a secure wireless network known as Dukeblue which uses the authentication mechanism WPA-2 Enterprise and 802.1X. When correctly installed and configured, this network can protect your Duke NetID and password, and ensure your data and transactions are secure and protected.
Duke University is also a partner in the eduroam network which is available at Duke and other partner institutions (a listing of participating organizations is available here). We recommend the installation of the eduroam profile if you will be traveling and need to connect to wireless services away from campus.
In order to connect to the secure network, adjustments will need to be made to your computer network settings. Follow these steps to configure your Dukeblue or eduroam connection for Mac OS X so you can take advantage of this layer of security. This article was created and tested using a computer running Mac OS X 10.9.4 and was reviewed on subsequent releases up to Mac OS X 10.11. You must be running Mac OS 10.5 or greater to install this software.
Manually Connecting to Dukeblue
It is not necessary to run the installer to connect to Dukeblue(but it is recommended). Follow these steps to manually connect.
- Launch System Preferences and select Network.
- Select Dukeblue or eduroam from the Network Name pop-up menu.
- When prompted, enter your Duke NetID and password.
You should now be connected to the Dukeblue or eduroam network.