Thursday, 12 November 2020

How to set up [email protected] on your Mac computer

 This is a brief guide on how to set up [email protected] SGx wifi on your Mac computer.

If you are wondering, [email protected] is a service offered by IMDA's network of providers set up to give people in Singapore easy access to wifi. 

In order to access this network, you will need to download an app onto your device once set up it will allow you to automatically connect to the [email protected] wifi network.

Please do note that [email protected] no longer authenticates you using your mobile sim card. As I tested this with my Singtel mobile sim card and it no longer works. So I need to download the mobile app from IMDA for it to work. 

Prerequisites

  • Access to the internet (you can consider creating a temporary wifi hotspot with your mobile if you are not in wifi)
  • Mac 

How to set up [email protected] on your Mac computer

Step 1 - Download [email protected] from the Apple App Store

Search and download the [email protected] from the Apple App Store.


Step 2 - Launch [email protected] app

Open and launch [email protected] app on your Mac.

Step 3 - Set up [email protected] profile

Set up [email protected] profile by clicking on Setup.

Fill in your details to confirm your identity for IMDA to validate on their system. 

At the moment, you will need to make sure you are connected to the internet to be able to set this up.  So please make sure you are connected to the internet. 

Else you will receive an error "Error: An error has occured. Sorry there was a network error. Please check your connection and try again later. ". 



Step 3 - Validate your identity with the One-time password (OTP)

Validate your identity with the One-time password (OTP).


Step 4 - Install the [email protected] profile onto your MacStep 3 - Validate your identity with the One-time password (OTP)

Click Next

It will then open up your web browser and download your profile to your Mac.

When prompted and you are comfortable. Click  Install [email protected] profile onto your Mac.





Step 4 - Install the [email protected] profile onto your MacStep 3 - Validate your identity with the One-time password (OTP)

Confirm that the [email protected] profile is Verified (in green) and operational. 

Step 4 - You will now be able to scan for your nearest [email protected] wifi access points 

You will now be able to scan for your nearest [email protected] wifi access points. You will need to be near a [email protected] point to have access to the internet and it should automatically connect, depending on your Mac settings. 

Step 4 - You are online now! 

Select your [email protected] point and you're online!

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