AirPennNet – Manually configure Apple Computer via mobile profile

1 . Connect to AirPennNet-HELP

2. Once connected, go to this webpage:

3. Click on the section for iPhone, iPod Touches.

4. Click the faculty, staff link.

5. You will be prompted to download a configuration file. Download and then open that file. It will ask to install a profile and ask for your computer’s password, followed by your pennkey and password. After entering that information, it will install.

6. Switch you wifi to AirPennNet and it should now work!

7. To insure your computer doesn’t automatically connect to AirPennNet-Help in the future, go to System Preferences->Network->(make sure Wifi is selected in the left menu bar)->Advanced and remove AirPennNet-Help from your “Preferred Networks” list.

Configure Pulse for VPN Access to SAS Resources

Pulse is no longer supported by SAS Computing. Click here for information about Forticlient.


The following services require a Pulse connection as a prerequisite for remote access (including off-campus and any laptop access):

  • Shared drives
  • Filemaker Pro
  • Drupal Test Servers

Steps to configure Pulse for Mac

1.) Download the Pulse installer from here:

2.) Install Pulse.

3.) If you do not see Pulse on your screen, go to your Applications folder and open “Pulse Secure”. Otherwise, skip to Step 4.

4.)  Click the + sign in the bottom left corner.


5.) Enter the following into the fields and click “Add”:


6.) Click “Connect”


7.) You will be prompted for your Windows AD user name and password (this is the same account used to access the shared drive and Filemaker Pro). Enter them here and click “Connect”.


8.) You will see a green check mark once connected.


9.) Your connection will disconnect each night. In the future, you will be able to “Connect” by clicking the Pulse Secure logo in the top menu bar:


10.) You will now be able to access shared drives, Filemaker Pro and Drupal test servers.

Connecting to AirPennNet with Chromebooks

Users must log into Chromebooks using a Google account. Google@SAS accounts are perfect, but any Gmail account with Google Apps will do.

Before logging in, users must connect to a wireless network. For security reasons, we must advise that users connect to AirPennNet while using Chromebooks on campus.

Connecting to AirPennNet

1. Click the wireless icon in the lower right corner and select AirPennNet as your network.

2. A window like this will appear:

3. Replace the entire contents of LINE 1 with your PennKey name.

4. Replace the entire contents of LINE 2 with your PennKey password.

5. Press Connect. You will now be able to log in using your Google@SAS or other Gmail account

CPCW 312 Technology Quick Start Guide

CPCW Room 312 is equipped with a large monitor, in-room iMac, VGA and HDMI laptop hookups and a sound bar.

The Short Version:

Order of Operation is key!

1 . Make sure monitor and sound bar are turned OFF. If using a laptop, do not connect until instructed below.
2. Power on the monitor.
3. Select which input you would like to display (PC (in-room iMac), Laptop or Video).
4. If sound bar did not power on with monitor, power it on now. Make sure the “Input” on the sound bar is set to “TV”.
5. If using a laptop, connect it now. If connecting via VGA and using audio, make sure audio cable is plugged in and that the audio output is set to headphones. If connecting via HDMI, no audio cable is necessary but make sure audio output is set to SHARP HDMI.
6. If audio is not playing out of sound bar, unplug the HDMI connection from the in-room iMac or laptop and plug it back in.


The Long Version (with images):

1 . Start by making sure the monitor and sound bar are turned OFF.

The monitor is turned off / on via the panel on the wall. The sound bar has a power button on the front right and will light up on the left side when powered on. If planning to connect your laptop to the monitor, do not plug in the VGA or HDMI connection until instructed below.


2 . Turn on the monitor by pressing “ON” on the touch panel on the wall.


3. If using a laptop, do not plug the VGA or HDMI cable into it yet! First, press which input you would like to display on the screen.

PC: The iMac that sits immediately below the monitor (no additional connections required)
Laptop: Plug in your own laptop into the wall via VGA (and audio cable, if necessary) connection
Video: Plug in your own laptop or device into the wall plate via HDMI connection


4. If the Sound bar did not automatically turn on when the monitor was powered on, power it on now by pressing the power button on the front right. If the sound bar is powered on, you will see a green light illuminated above the “Status” on the front left of the sound bar.


5. Now, connect your laptop (via VGA or HDMI cable) to the panel box –or– start using the in-room PC (iMac).

Tips On Using the Sound Bar


1 . Make sure the soundbar is powered on and that the light above “TV” is illuminated. If “TV” is not illuminated, hit the “Input” button on the front right of the sound bar till it is lit.



2. If using an HDMI connection, make sure that the sound output on the in-room PC or your laptop is set to “SHARP HDMI”. If using a VGA connection (with the audio cable plugged into your headphone jack), make sure your sound is set to headphones. On a Mac, this is set in System Preferences -> Sound -> Output


3. If sound is still coming out of the in-room PC (iMac) or your laptop speakers, unplug your VGA or HDMI cable and plug it back into your laptop.


4a. Sound bar volume is controlled by using the buttons on the front of the sound bar.


4b. If the sound bar is turned off, monitor volume is controlled by using the volume buttons on the touch panel on the wall.

How to Configure BBEdit (Mac) for Writing Website Editing

If you need to edit the Writing website, the instructions below will help you to configure BBEdit to connect to the server. Note that you need a Writing server account with proper permissions in order to connect to the server. Contact Chris Martin if you need an account. Further, if you do not have BBEdit on your computer, you can download it for free by visiting their website. Note that BBEdit is for Mac only.


1 . When you first open BBEdit, you should see a “FTP Browser” window. If you do not, click File->New->FTP/SFTP Browser window. Click the “Connect” button.


2. Enter the following for each field:

CHECK the SFTP box
Port: 22
User: Enter your Pennkey username here
Password: Enter your writing server password here
Path: /www/data/writing

Click “Connect”


3. If you receive a pop-up about the authenticity of the host, click “Yes” or “Continue”

You will now be connected to the Writing Server!


4. [Optional but Recommended] To bookmark the server for quick access in the future, click the folder dropdown at the top center of the FTP Browser window and click “Add Bookmark”.

When prompted for a “Bookmark name”, enter “Writing Server.”

When you restart BBEdit, you can now quickly access the Writing Server bookmark in the FTP Browser window by clicking “Connect” and the Blue Flag icon.

Classroom 111 Technology Quick Start Guide

Use the instructions below to get started with using the technology in Classroom 111 at CPCW (3808 Walnut). If you need assistance, call 215-898-4947.

Turning On and Using the Monitor

1 . To begin, make sure the small touch screen on the rack is turned on. If not, tap the power button.


2. If the system is powered off, you will see this screen. Tap the icon in the center to power on the system. If the system is already powered on, you will see the screen in Step 3.


3. Select what you would like to display on the screen:

  • In-room PC (hit the SPACE BAR to wake up the computer and log in with your Pennkey)
  • BluRay Player
  • Laptop (if you select laptop, see note below)


If you selected “Laptop”…

There is a VGA and HDMI cable attached to the rack. Plug one of them into your laptop. On the touchscreen, make sure to select either “VGA” or “HDMI” accordingly.

VGA only: If you need audio, plug the provided audio cable into the headphone jack of your laptop as well. HDMI connections do not require the use of the audio cable.



Volume Control

To control the volume levels, use the UP and DOWN arrows on the bottom right of the touch screen.

If you are using your own laptop with a VGA connection, you will need to connect the available audio cable to your headphone jack.

For best results, make sure the volume on the in-room PC or your laptop is turned UP.


Powering Off the System

1 . To shut down the system, tap the “System Off” button on the bottom left of the touch screen.


2. Confirm you want to power off the system by pressing the button in the center of the touch screen.

How To Change Writing Server Password

Note: If you are setting up a new account, I will send you a default password separately via Penn’s Secure Share service.

To change your password:

On a Mac computer, open “Terminal” (in Applications->Utilities) and connect to the writing server by entering the following command:

It will ask for your password. Enter your current password, if you know it — or — the default password I sent you.

Now that you are connected to the Writing server, enter the following command:

This will prompt you for your current password followed by a request for the new password you would like to use followed by the enter key. Note that your password cannot be based on a dictionary word, so you might have to be a bit creative. You will have to confirm your new password by entering it a second time.

Send from Penn Email Address in Gmail / Google@SAS

Step 1: Add Your Penn Email Address to Gmail

  1. On your computer, open and log in (if you aren’t already).
  2. In the top right, click the Gear icon and then “Settings.”
  3. Click the “Accounts and Import” tab.
  4. In the “Send mail as” section, click “Add another email address”.
  5. Enter your name and the Penn e-mail address (e.g. -or- that you use.
  6. Click “Next Step”.
  7. For SMTP server, enter: 
    For username, enter the username you used to log in to Gmail e,g.: –or-
    For password, enter the password associated with the gmail account entered above.
  8. Click Add Account.

Step 2: Confirm the address

  1. In a few minutes, you’ll receive an email in your Gmail inbox.
  2. Open the confirmation message you received from Gmail.
  3. Click the link in the email that confirms the email address.

Step 3: Change the “From” address

  1. In the message, click the “From” line. (If you don’t see this, click the space next to the recipient’s email.)
  2. Select the address to send from.
  3. You can also set the default address you would prefer in the Accounts and Import settings area (In the top right, click Settings (the gear icon). Click the Accounts and Import or Accounts tab.)

How To Add Penn Academic Calendar to O365 Calendar

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By leveraging the Academic Calendar ICS feed that the Penn Almanac generously hosts (the page itself is here), you can add the Penn Academic Calendar to your O365 Calendar. After adding it, the Academic calendar will appear wherever you use O365 (e.g. O365 Web Calendar, Outlook desktop client, Apple Calendar.)


1. ) Copy this URL to your clipboard:


2. Open your O365 web calendar:


3. At the top of the calendar, click the link for “Add Calendar”.


4. Paste the URL from step 1 into the field “Link to the calendar”. Type in “Penn Academic Calendar” in the “Calendar name” field. Click Save.

O365 Penn Academic Calendar Subscription


5. The Penn Academic Calendar will now appear as a secondary calendar on the left sidebar.