The University of Texas at Austin

Public Network

The University's SSID is 'utexas' with authentication via UT EID.

UT's Wireless Network Help Page

Connecting to Wireless Internet on 'utexas'

Students, faculty, staff, and official visitors using wireless Internet on campus are required by policy to use the 'utexas' network.

Windows

For all Windows options, you must have administrative privileges on your computer to complete the setup. If you do not have administrative privileges, please contact your technical support coordinator or the ITS Help Desk at 512-475-9400.

XP

Windows XP broadcasts the UT EID in clear text on the wireless network in your area, which could be a small privacy concern. The password is not sent in clear text. If you have a concern about your UT EID being visible on the wireless network, you can use a different tool to connect your computer to the network. However, this tool comes with its own security risks. Please read about the security risks before you set up your computer.

Windows 7

Mac OS X

  • For Mac OS X 10.8 and above, you can install the configuration profile for the utexas network.
    • After the profile has been installed, be sure to switch to the utexas wireless network.
    • Verify that the profile is verified by GeoTrust Global CA and signed by the dot1x.utexas.edu server certificate.

  • Instructions for the manual procedure.

Linux

iPhone/iPad/iPod

  • Install the configuration profile for the utexas network.
    • After the profile has been installed, be sure to switch to the utexas wireless network.

  • If you are having issues, please try the instructions for the following manual procedure.

BlackBerry

Android OS

  • For Android v2.1 or newer, please try our web based installer. In your settings menu, please enable data access over your mobile network and have your Wi-Fi connection disabled.
  • Instructions for the manual procedure.

Mobile Devices

Other Devices


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