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Connecting to ethernet with username/password on a Mac

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First of all, I'm sorry if this is a horribly stupid question, but I'm currently studying in China, and I have absolutely no idea how to connect to the university's internet. I went and paid, and they gave me an ethernet cable, a username, and a password. My roommate (whose computer I am using now) is running Vista and had no problems. She just clicked 'new connection' and it asked her for her username and password and she was done. Or at least I think, her computer is in Russian so I couldn't really tell what she was doing. Anyway... I'm runing OS X, and I've looked all over the Network section of the System Preferences, but I can't find anywhere to just put in a username and a password.... "802.1X" seemed slightly promising, but was a bust. There aren't many people around who speak English, and those who do have never user a Mac. Someone told me I just couldn't get online with a Mac here, and this just can't be true, I feel.

So: bottom line is, my computer says it is connected to the ethernet network. I have a username and a password.... but no idea where to put them. Help! I'm going kind of insane without internet.

Edited by Zuisa, 01 September 2009 - 07:03 AM.

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