Changing the certificate

Recently, the certificate for “utexas” was changed, and you might need to make some changes if you were previously connected.

  1. Dialog box appears.

    • Click on Details

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  2. Verify Radius Server: “cot1x.utexas.edu” and Root CA: “DigiCert Global Root CA” and

    • Click Connect

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  3. It may ask for user credentials again

    • enter EID/Password.

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Manual Configuration

This procedure connects Windows Vista and above computers to the utexas wireless network. You will use your UT EID and password to log in.

Caution: Follow these instructions carefully. Using this wireless network when your computer is not properly configured can expose your personal data. In particular, you could be vulnerable to connecting to a fake access point, exposing your personal data. This is called a “man-in-the-middle” attack. Your computer will be properly configured if you follow our instructions.

  1. Click the wireless network icon on the task bar. Select utexas and click Connect.

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  2. A login prompt will appear. Enter your UT EID and password, then click OK.

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  3. A warning may appear. If it does, click Details.

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    • Make sure that the Root CA is issued from DigiCert Global Root CA and the Radius Server is from dot1x.utexas.edu.

      • If it is does not, then you are connecting to an untrusted network. Click Terminate, and try connecting in a different area.

      • Otherwise click Continue.

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  4. You should now be connected to the utexas network.

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However, if you experience problems using this method, please follow the additional steps provided below.

Additional Manual Steps

  1. Select the wireless network icon from the task bar and click Open the Network and Sharing Center.

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  2. Click Manage wireless networks.

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  3. Click Profile types.

    • Select the option Use all-user and per-user profiles, then click Save.

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  4. Click Add.
    • Select Manually create a network profile.

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    • Enter or select the following.

    Network name: utexas
    Security type: WPA2-Enterprise
    Encryption type: AES
    Start this connection automatically should be checked.
  5. Click Next.

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  6. Click Change connection settings.

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  7. Select the Connection tab.
    • Make sure the Connect automatically when this network is in range is checked.
    • Click OK

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  8. Select the Security tab.
    • Click the Settings button.

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    • Select the Connect to these servers option and enter dot1x.utexas.edu.

      • In the Trusted Root Certification Authorities list, select DigiCert Global Root CA.

      • Clear the Enable Fast Reconnect option. The connection will not work if this setting is selected.

  9. Select the Enable Identity Privacy option and enter anonymous.

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  10. Click the Configure button.

    • Clear the Automatically use my Windows logon name and password (and domain if any) option and click OK.

    Note: If you leave this option selected and you log into your computer with your UT EID and password, the wireless connection will use your Windows credentials to log on to the network. This is fine as long as you are the only person using your computer. If you leave this option selected and someone else uses your computer, any activity will use your data allocation and will be associated with your UT EID. This means you are liable for any activities.

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  11. Click OK twice to exit the setup windows, then click Close.

  12. Click the wireless network icon in the taskbar, select utexas, and click the Connect button. If you selected Start this connection automatically, your computer will automatically attempt to connect to the network.

  13. Select Additional information is needed to connect utexas. Enter your UT EID and password, then click OK.

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After a few moments, your computer should be connected to utexas.

Connecting in the future

Your Windows machine should detect and connect to utexas automatically. You will periodically be prompted for your user name and password.