Wireless Setup for Mac OS 9

Review how to find your MAC address on your Mac OS 9 system and how to setup your NSU wireless access.

  1. Click the Apple menu icon and select AirPort.
    Mac OS 9 Airport screen
  2. If necessary, click the arrow beside Settings so that it points downward and the AirPort settings appear beneath.
    Apple Airport Settings information screen
  3. If the Turn AirPort On button appears, click it to turn on your AirPort connection.
    Turn Airport On screen
  4. The 12-character alphanumeric combination listed as AirPort ID is the MAC address.
    Airport Settings screen showing Airport ID
  5. Click here to register your MAC address.

Alternative Setup

  1. Click the Apple menu icon and select Apple System Profiler.
    Apple System Profiler screen
  2. If necessary, click the arrow beside Network overview so that it points downward and the Network settings appear beneath.
    Apple System Profiler Network overview section screen
  3. If necessary, click the arrow beside AppleTalk so that it points downward and the AppleTalk settings appear beneath.
    AppleTalk Screen
  4. The 12-character alphanumeric combination listed as Hardware Address is the MAC address.
    Hardware Address screen

Register your MAC Address

  1. Go to the Apple Menu and select AirPort.
    AirPort screen
  2. Click the arrow beside Settings to get the setting details.
  3. Under AirPort, make sure it says AirPort: On as shown below. If it does not, select the Turn AirPort On button.
    AirPort Settings screen
  4. Under AirPort Network section, click the Choose network menu. Select Create Computer to Computer network... from the menu.
    AirPort Network menu screen
  5. Type NSU in the Name text field and click OK. Now you can close the AirPort window.
    AirPort Choose Network Name screen
  6. Next, go to the Apple Menu and under Control Panels, select TCP/IP.
  7. Select AirPort from the Connect via menu. From the Configure menu, select Using DHCP Server.
    Connect via TCP/IP screen
  8. Close the TCP/IP window and click OK to save the changes made.