Whartonize Guide: Mac OS Laptops & Computers

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Mac: AirPennNet Wireless Setup

Use your Pennkey username and password, follow the instructions for the AirPennNet wizard below. You will need to be on campus, within range of the "AirPennNet-Help" and "AirPennNet" networks.

AirPennNet Wizard

  1. Launch your web browser.
  2. Connect to AirPennNet using AirPennNet-Help and launch the XpressConnect wizard (Except Windows 8/10, Mac 10.11 -- see below) AirPennNet Wizard
  3. Follow the Student steps in the Wizard, accepting the defaults

AirPennNet Wizard Exceptions

Mac El Capitan (OSx 10.11) Users: run the wizard in the file linked here. El Capitan does not work well using the link to Xpress Connect above.

More About AirPennNet

Click here if you want more information about AirPennNet vs. AirPennNet-Guest, supported devices, and coverage.

For more about AirPennNet for Mac OS, visit AirPennNet Wireless Setup.

 

 

 

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Mac: Install Free Antivirus and Spyware Protection

Virus Protection

Wharton Computing offers virus protection software to current Wharton students free of charge. While we recommend these products, you are free to use any antivirus that you update regularly.

Spyware and Malware

Malware programs are generally intended to access your computer's system without your consent, while spyware programs attempt to monitor which sites you visit on the Internet. They may also attempt to steal passwords and credit card information. Frequently running malware and spyware removal tools can help prevent this. Two free, quality programs are:

For more about antivirus and spyware protection for Macs, visit Install Free Antivirus and Spyware Protection.

 

 

 

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Mac: Configuring Your Google@Wharton Email

Logging In

If you have a personal Gmail account, you can use the same starting point to log into your Wharton Gmail. Or, you can go to: http://gmail.wharton.upenn.edu

Gmail

Managing Contacts

Configuring Outlook or Mac Mail

Wharton Computing does not recommend configuring other email clients such as Outlook or Mac Mail for use with Google@wharton accounts. Google Mail is optimized for use with web browsers, specifically Chrome. However, if you would like to use Outlook or Mac Mail, here are the links to setting it up.

For more about Gmail and getting started with Google@Wharton visit Overview and Getting Started with Google@Wharton.

 

 

 

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Mac: Subscribing to Course Feeds in Gmail

 

If you already subscribed to course and event feeds in Gmail in the previous step when setting up your mobile device, you can skip this step.

For Courses

  1. Login to SPIKE and click on the Courses tab.
  2. Copy the Course Calendar subscription URL in the gray box. Calendar Subscription URL
  3. Open another tab and log into Gmail with your Wharton account and click on the calendars icon.
  4. Click the arrow next to Other Calendars on the left-hand side of your screen and choose Add by URL. Gmail Calendar Subscriptions
  5. Paste in the URL that you copied from the Course Calendar Subscription URL and click Add Calendar.

For more about Subscribing to Courses visit Adding Courses to Your Calendar.

 

 

 

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Mac: Subscribing to Event Feeds in Gmail

 

If you already subscribed to course and event feeds in Gmail in the previous step when setting up your mobile device, you can skip this step.

For Events

  1. Login to SPIKE and click on the Calendar tab.
  2. Click on Calendar Feeds and then choose Event Feeds.
  3. Select whatever events you would like to subscribe to. For example, if you want to know about all MBA events select the MBA tag, or if you want to know about career management only, then select career management. You can subscribe to multiple feeds by following these directions for each events tag. SPIKE Events
  4. Choose Subscribe to Events Calendar and then copy the URL that is in the gray box. SPIKE Events URL
  5. Open another tab and log into Gmail with your Wharton account and click on the calendars icon.
  6. Click the arrow next to Other Calendars on the left-hand side of your screen and choose Add by URL. Gmail Calendar Subscriptions
  7. Paste in the URL that you copied from the Course Calendar Subscription URL and click Add Calendar.

For more about Subscribing to Events visit Adding SPIKE Events to Your Calendar.

 

 

 

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Mac: Laptop Printing

Installing the Print Configuration Application

First time Installation

  1. Download the print queue application, Wharton Printers Config, below.
    (Don't follow the attached ReadMe file; instead, follow the directions below to install)
    Wharton Printers Config
  2. Double-click the Wharton Printers Config-MAC.zip file to extract the contents of the zipped up folder. If the file does not expand automatically, choose the option to Expand the File.
  3. To bypass Gatekeeper's settings, run the app by right clicking on the Wharton Printers Config application and selecting Open; the following window will then be displayed:

    Gatekeeper


    Click Open to run the application.
  4. Proceed through the installation accepting the defaults; you will need to enter an administrator’s username and password (username will already be filled in if you’re running your Mac as an admin) during the installation.
  5. When the installation is finished, you will see a message stating "Wharton Student Printers were successfully added to your Mac".

Re-Installation

(For users who already had Wharton's Printers configured on their laptops)

  1. Follow Steps 1-3 listed above.
  2. If you are running this app with the printers and/or just the Pharos Popup Client already installed, you’ll be prompted with a warning message before continuing. Select “Uninstall Pharos” to bring up the Pharos uninstaller (to uninstall the printers and/or Pharos), or “Continue Anyway” to continue installing/reinstalling the printers with your existing install of Pharos.
  3. After selecting “Uninstall Pharos”, a notification window will be displayed asking for administrator credentials to run the uninstall portion of the app - enter an administrator’s username and password (username will already be filled in if you’re running your Mac as an admin), and select OK.
  4. Restart your machine, and follow the First Time Installation directions (Steps 1-5 above).

Duplex Printing

To enable your Mac to print doublesided, you need to allow Duplexing:

  1. Open System Preferences and click on the Print & Fax icon.
  2. Select the Wharton Student Black and White printer, and choose Advanced. (Duplex printing is not recommended for Color documents.)
  3. Select the Options tab and check the Duplex box
  4. Click OK and OK.

 

Print to A Wharton Printer

To print a document to a Wharton printer, do the following:

  1. Send a Document to the Print Queue:
    • Choose Print from the File menu of your application and select whether you want Black & White or Color. Jobs sent to the print queues are held for 5 hours; Black& White documents can be released from any color printer.
    • A popup window will appear asking for your Wharton ID, enter your Pennkey username.
  2. Print Out Your Document on a Wharton Printer:
    • Go to the printer type you selected.
    • Click the ""Print Release"" button on the printer touch screen.
    • Swipe your Penn card.
      Note: After swiping your card, it may take a few seconds for the printer to display the print queue.
    • Select the document you want to print and click the Print button. If there are multiple jobs in the print queue that you would like to print, click the Print All button.
    • From the ""Select A Document"" screen, you can view your print account balance. To view details about your print account, click the Account button.

For more about printing from a Mac, visit Laptop Printing for Mac.

 

 

 

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Mac: Virtual Lab Setup

Wharton provides 24/7 remote access to virtual computers equipped with the same software as Wharton's public computers. This service provides an alternative for students who aren't able to come to campus. Access the Virtual Lab from any computer running Mac OS, Windows, and Ubuntu, and many mobile devices. Use this service to:

  • Access specific departmental applications such as JMP and Matlab.
  • Use Windows Excel (if you are a Mac user and don't want to install Windows)
  • Printing, for users who run into problems printing from their laptop or mobile device.
 

NOTE: VMware only supports screen resolutions up to 2560 X 1440. Mac users will not have to change their screen resolution, but some PC users may.

Installing the Virtual Lab Software

  1. Download and run the installer for your computer:
    https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/info/slug/desktop_end_user_computing/vmware_horizon_view_clients/3_0
  2. Accept the default settings up until Default View Connect Server. (If asked to choose Network Protocol, select IPv4.)
  3. In the Default View Connect Server box, type https://vlab.wharton.upenn.edu
  4. Click Finish

Running the Virtual Lab Software

  1. Launch the VMware View software.
  2. Doubleclick the Virtual Lab option (https://vlab.wharton.upenn.edu)
  3. Log in with your PennKey username and password
  4. Doublecheck that the Domain is set to UPENN

    virtual lab login
  5. Doubleclick the Virtual Lab option (https://vlab.wharton.upenn.edu) again.

Directions for installation on mobile devices: Virtual Lab on Mobile Devices

For complete instructions on how to run the Virtual Lab, please see Virtual Lab for Laptops.

For more about virtual lab for Mac, visit Virtual Lab for Laptops.

 

 

 

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Mac: Wireless Connection in GSR

The Solstice software allows your device to connect to the GSR screen using wifi (AirPennnet, or your Phone's data plan)

Getting Started

  1. Log into the PC.
    Forum Level GSRs:Press the touch panel. The monitor will turn on, and the installed PC will display automatically.
  2. Once you are logged in, open the folder Solstice Wireless Display to launch the program. Solstice will open full screen.

Laptop Installation

  1. Download the software from www.mersive.com/get-solstice. Use the links for Version 2.x. Install the software. If you are prompted about your firewall, allow this software to be installed.
  2. From the Start Menu, navigate to the Solstice Wireless Display folder to open Solstice on your laptop.
  3. First time users: Click the gear icon in the window,


    then choose Settings, and in the Solstice Directory Service Address box, enter the name: solstice.wharton.upenn.edu .

  4. In the Solstice window you'll see a list of rooms which currently have someone using Solstice. Select the room you are in.

  5. When you are prompted for a Screen Key, type the 4-digit code at the lower left of the monitor. and press Enter.

  6. You are now connected to the monitor in the room.
  7. Two buttons will now appear in the window on your laptop, Leave (which disconnects you from the monitor, and Share.
    • Share my whole desktop sends your entire desktop to the monitor.
    • Share an app window allows you to select one open window at a time from your desktop. You can select this option again to share multiple windows.
    • Share a media file allows you to upload a picture, video, or audio file for playback on the monitor.

For more about Wireless Connections in GSRs, visit Wireless Connection in GSRs via Solstice.

 

 

 

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