Summary
If you have difficulty connecting your Mac to CCS Net WiFi, the following steps may assist you in resolving the issue.

Description/Steps for Resolution
If the initial login fails, you may not have a valid IP address.


Step One - Access Network Settings

Open Network Preferences by clicking on the Wi‐Fi (on older systems: Airport) icon and clicking Open Network Preferences.

Mac wireless settings window showing open network preferences option

Step Two - Verify IP Address
You should see that Airport has a self‐assigned IP address – the address begins with 169 instead of 10. 

 

mac network settings window displaying IP address

Step Three
- Turn Off WiFi

Click on Turn Wi‐Fi off, then click on the Advanced button.


Step Four - Delete Old CCSNet Profile

Highlight CCS Net and click on the minus sign (‐) button to delete your old instance of CCS Net.
Mac advanced network settings window displaying option to delete CCSNet profile



Step Five- Create New Profile

Within the same window, click on the plus sign (+) button to add a new Wireless network.


Step Six - Enter your credentials

In the provided fields, enter your username and password as described below, then click OK and Apply.

Students should add @bigfoot.spokane.edu after their username.

Faculty and staff should enter one of the following after their username, depending on which domain they belong to:
@ccs.spokane.edu
@scc.spokane.edu
@sfcc.spokane.edu


Step Seven - Turn your Wifi On
Click on the WiFi/Airport icon and turn your WiFi back on.  Your connection should now be functioning.

Keywords: CCSNet, WiFi, Mac, OSX, Troubleshooting, IP Address