The BearNet Secure wireless network provides a fully-encrypted wireless connection for KU faculty, staff, and students. BearNet secure is available in all residential and non-residential buildings on campus.

This article contains instructions for configuring BearNet Secure for the first time on Mac OS X.

Steps to Configure BearNet

  1. Connect your wireless device to an open network like ResNet WiFi or BearNet.
  2. Open a browser and go to Click Join Now.

  3. A small disk image file (DMG) containing the security certificate profile installer will be downloaded to your Mac.

  4. Open the downloaded DMG and double-click the SecureW2 installer.

  5. Enter your KU username and password and click Next. (Note: Be sure to enter your KU username and NOT your entire KU email address)

  6. Enter the administrator name and password for your computer (not your KU username and password) to allow the installer to run.

  7. You may be prompted for the administrator password more than once so that the certificate profile can be added to the keychain. If so, enter the password and click Always Allow.

  8. Upon completion, your Mac should switch automatically to BearNet Secure. Click Done.