Guidance

Connect to GovWifi using a Mac, iMac or MacBook

Follow these instructions to connect your Apple macOS device to GovWifi.

Instructions

Once you have a GovWifi username and password, follow the steps below.

Step 1 - Select the wifi icon at the top right of your screen.

Step 2 - Select GovWifi.

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Step 3 - Enter the GovWifi username and password you received by email or text message.

Your password is case sensitive. It’s 3 words without spaces. The first letter of each word is capitalised.

Step 4 - Select Join. You will be asked to confirm the network is genuine by checking the certificate.

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Step 5 - Select Show Certificate.

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Step 6 - Check that the certificate is called wifi.service.gov.uk and it’s issued by the GeoTrust DV SSL SHA256 CA.

Step 7 - If so, select Continue.

Step 8 - Your device will ask you for your computer password to save these settings. This is the password you normally use to sign into your computer.

You should now be connected to GovWifi.

Published 22 December 2016