Answered By: Steven Profit
Last Updated: Feb 27, 2015     Views: 120

When you change your MyCharleston password, this also changes the password that is required to access the wireless network on campus.

In order to reset your password on a MAC, you can bring your laptop to the Student Computing Support desk and we will assist you in resetting the stored password on your MAC.  

In order to reset the password yourself, follow these instructions:

  1. Start by turning Airport off.  
  2. Open spotlight (the magnifying glass in the top right), type in “keychain”, and choose “keychain access” from the list.
  3. On the left hand side of this menu, you want to make sure that the “Category” field is set to “All Items”.  Scan the list for any items that mention “WPA: cofc-secure” or “WPA: CWWPA” in it.  
  4. Open each item and look for a check box that says “Show Password”.  This will prompt you to enter the system password for your MAC computer (a password you would have set up the first time you turned your MAC on after purchase).  Enter the system password and choose “Allow Once”.  (Do NOT choose always allow, as this gives permission for anyone using your computer to open up and learn your MyCharleston password.)
  5. Once the password is visible, you can type your new MyCharleston password in, then choose to “Save Changes”.
  6. Repeat this step for every instance “WPA: cofc-secure” or “WPA: CWWPA”.  If you used the automatic connection wizard to set up your wireless, there may be one that is really long that will end with something like “...c-secure”.  Make sure you change the password there as well.
  7. Once you have changed the password in all instances, you can close keychain down and turn airport back on.  If all went well, you should be reconnected to the network in a few seconds.

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