LU wireless networks and VPN (Mac OS X Lion 10.7.4)

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Here's a manual how to configure LU wireless "LU-WIFI", "LU" and "eduroam" networks in Mac OS X Lion 10.7.4 operating system, as well as VPN.

"LU-WIFI" wireless network (authenticating in browser)
"LU" wireless network (additional configuration required to WPA2)
"eduroam" wireless network (additional configuration required to WPA2 and username must be with trailing @lu.lv)
LU virtuālais tīkls VPN (additional configuration required, connecting to VPN server 5.179.0.66 and authentication)

(At times it may happen with Mac computers that they cannot acquire IP address. In that case we recommend to disable IPv6 support an leave only IPv4.)


LU-WIFI

At first, power up the wireless adapter. By default, it might be off in your system.

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Connect to "LU-WIFI"

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Open browser.

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In browser open whatever page which is not (might not be) in the LU network, .com and .org will do just fine. Opening the webpage, certificate warning is displayed. Click "Continue".

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Enter your LU username and password, click "Submit".

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Browser suggests to remember your password.

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LU portal is opened, configuring is done.

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LU

Select "Join Other Network...". A little tweaking is necessary.

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Network name: LU
Security: WPA2 Enterprise
Username: your LU username
Password: corresponding password

Click "Join".

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Security certificate warning. Click "Continue".

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It may happen that operating system will ask for computer user credentials with administrative privileges.

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eduroam

Click "Join Other Network..." in the system tray.

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Network name: LU
Security: WPA2 Enterprise
Username: your LU username
Password: corresponding password

Spiežam "Join".

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vpn

To make a VPN (virtual private network) connection, click on "Open Network Preferences..." in system tray.

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Enable editing mode (padlock symbol). It is possible that operating system will ask for computer user credentials with administrative privileges.

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Click the "+" symbol and fill the required fields.

Interface: VPN
VPN Type: PPTP
Service Name: enter a name, for example, LU VPN

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Click on the newly created profile and modify some fields:

Server address: 5.179.0.66
Account name: your LU username
Encryption: Maximum (128 bit only)

Click "Advanced..."

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Make sure that chechbox "Send all traffic over VPN connection" is enabled. OK.

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Click "Apply".

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Click "Connect". Enter your LU username and password. OK.

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To disconnect from LU VPN server, click "Disconnect".

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