Connecting to UF Wireless with Sierra

With the newest update to Mac OS X version 10.12.2, there are some things that may need to be reconfigured on your device.

If you were previously connected to wireless, you may need to delete the old connection and start new. If you have already reconfigured your connection, you shouldn’t have any problems, but for those who haven’t there are a few different ways to get this working.

Option 1: Attempt the auto configuration again by connecting to UF info and following the prompts.

Option 2: Manually create a new connection under Network Preferences.

  1. Select Join Other Network and input the Network name as “uf” without quotes.
  2. Change Security to WPA2 Enterprise.
  3. For Username and Password input your current Gatorlink Username and Password.
  4. Open Safari, Firefox or Chrome and type in any web page you would like (e.g.
  5. A webpage will open saying install SafeConnect Key.
  6. Install the SafeConnect Key from the downloadable option and you are ready to go.

Option 3: Delete the System Configuration files that control Wi-Fi.

Before doing the following steps run a time machine backup just to be sure nothing gets broken.

  1. Turn off Wi-Fi and make sure all programs are closed
  2. Click on the Desktop
  3. Select Go to Folder by Selecting Go > Go to Folder or by pressing Shift + Command + G together
  4. For the Folder path type /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/ and press Return or Select Go
  5. There are 5 files to delete
    • apple.airport.preferences.plist
    • apple.wifi.message-tracer.plist
    • NetworkInterfaces.plist
    • preferences.plist

By deleting/removing these files it will allow the system to create new files with the correct configurations which allows Wi-Fi to be connected again.

  1. Once the files are removed/deleted them reboot your Device
  2. Once your device has booted back up, Turn on Wi-Fi and join the network how you previously had done or by following one of the above methods