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Public Internet Access

Which devices can I connect to the wireless network?

Most desktop and notebook computers, tablets, and smartphones running recent versions of Windows, Apple OS X and iOS, Linux, and Android are able to connect to the wireless network. Other devices, gaming consoles and wireless printers, may not support the necessary requirements; check with the devices manufacturer or available documentation for more information.

To connect to utexas, the device must have:

  • A Wi-Fi adapter that supports 802.11g, 802.11a, or 802.11n signals

    Note: 802.11b-only devices are not supported.

  • DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) enabled, for obtaining IP configuration information

  • An operating system and wireless drivers that support:
    • 802.1x authentication (also commonly called WPA-Enterprise or WPA2-Enterprise)
    • WPA2-AES (preferred) or WPA-TKIP
    • EAP-PEAPv0 (outer auth)/MSCHAPv2 (inner auth) or EAP-TTLS (outer auth)/MSCHAPv2 (inner auth)

All connections to the campus network, must also support the following technologies (all of which are installed and enabled by default on modern operating systems):

  • IPv4 (Internet Protocol version 4)
  • TCP (Transmission Control Protocol)
  • UDP (User Datagram Protocol)
  • ICMP (Internet Control Message Protocol)

If your device does not support these technologies, you may consider connecting to the AT&T
Wi-Fi Network (attwifi).

Last updated March 16, 2015 @ 8:37 am

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