To get started, choose your operating system from the options above.

Windows 8

Step 1

  • Go to the Start Menu.
  • Hover your mouse in the bottom-right corner.
  • Click Settings.

Step 2

  • Click the Wireless Icon.

Step 3

  • Click CometNet.
  • Check the box to Connect Automatically.
  • Click Connect.

Step 4

  • Enter your NetID and Password.
  • Click OK.

Step 5

  • You should now be connected to CometNet.

Windows 7

Step 1

  • Click the wireless icon in the task bar.
  • Click CometNet.
  • Click Connect.

Step 2

  • Enter your NetID and Password.

Windows Vista

Step 1

  • Click on the Network Icon in the System Tray.
  • lick on Network and Sharing Center.

Step 2

  • Click on Manage Wireless Networks.
  • Click on Add.
  • Click on Manually Create Network Profile.
  • Fill in the settings as follows:
    • Network Name: CometNet
    • Security Type: WPA2-Enterprise
    • Encryption Type: AeS
    • Check the box for Connect even if this network is not broadcasting
    • Click Next

Step 3

  • Click on Change Connection Settings.
  • In the Connection tab:
    • Check the box for Connect automatically when network is in range.
    • Check the box for Connect even if the network is not broadcasting.

Step 4

  • Click on the Security tab.
  • Click on Settings.
    • Click Validate Server Certificate.
    • Click Connect to these servers.
    • Fill in the input box with 8021x.utdallas.edu.
    • Under Trusted Root Certification Authorities select AddTrust External CA Root.
    • Select Enable fast reconnect.
    • Click Configure. Then uncheck Automatically use my Windows logon name and password.

Step 5

  • Click OK in each open window until you get to the Connect to a Network window.
  • Click on CometNet, then Connect.

Step 6

  • Click on Enter/Select Additional Information.

Step 7

  • Enter your NetID.
  • Enter your Password.
  • Click OK.

Step 8

  • Connection should establish quickly.

Windows XP

Step 1

  • Click Start.
  • Open the Control Panel.

Step 2

  • Click on Network and Internet Connections.

Step 3

  • Click on Network Connections.

Step 4

  • Right-Click Wireless Network Connection.
  • Go to Properties.

Step 5

  • Go to the Wireless Networks tab.
  • Click Add.

Step 6

  • Go to the Association tab.
  • Fill in the information as follows:
    • Network name: CometNet
    • Network Authentication: WPA2
    • Data encryption: AES
    Note: If WPA2 is not an authentication option, you must install Windows XP Service Pack 3 (released Apr 2008)

Step 7

  • Go to the Authentication tab.
  • In the EAP Type dropdown, choose Protected EAP (PEAP).
  • Click Properties.

Step 8

  • Fill in the Protected EAP Properties as follows:
    • Check the box for Validate Server Certificate
    • Under Connect to these servers: enter 8021x.utdallas.edu
    • Under Trusted Root Certification Authorities check the box for AddTrust External CA Root
    • Under Select Authentication Method: choose Secured Password (EAP-MSCHAP v2) from the drop-down menu and check the box for Enable Fast Reconnect
    • Click on Configure then uncheck the box next to Automatically use my Windows logon…
  • Click OK in all the open windows until you get back to the Network Connections window.

Step 10

  • A dialog box should appear inthe bottom right corner of your screen requesting credentials to log into CometNet. Click it.

Step 11

  • Enter your NetID and Password.
  • Leave Logon Domain blank.

Step 12

  • Click OK to connect to CometNet.

Mac OSX

Step 1

  • Click on the Wifi icon.
  • Go to System Preferences.
  • Go to Network.
  • Go to Wi-Fi.

Step 2

  • Pick CometNet from the list of available wireless networks.
  • Enter your NetID and Password.
  • 802.1X: Automatic
  • TLS Certificate: None

Step 3

  • In the Verify Identity panel, check the box for Always Trust.
  • Click Continue.

Ubuntu Linux

Step 1

  • Select CometNet from the list of available wireless networks.

Step 2

  • In the Wireless Network Authentication Required panel, fill in the following information:
    • Wireless security: WPA & WPA2 Enterprise
    • Authentication: Protected EAP (PEAP)
    • Anonymous Identity: NetID
    • CA certificate: None
    • PEAP version: Automatic
    • Inner Authentication: MSCHAPv2
    • Username: NetID
    • Password: password
  • Click Connect

Step 3

  • There will be a pop-up notification, click Ignore.

Step 4

  • Enter your “keyring” password and click OK.
  • You should be connected now.

Apple iOS

Step 1

  • Tap Settings (the icon that looks like gears).

Step 2

  • Tap Wi-Fi.

Step 3

  • Tap CometNet in the list of available networks.

Step 4

  • Enter your NetID and Password and leave Mode set to Automatic.

Step 5

  • Tap Accept in the Certificate notice that appears.

Step 6

  • You should now be returned to the Wi-Fi Networks list and should be connected to CometNet.

Android

Guide created using Android version 4.2

Step 1

  • Open up the Settings Menu and Select Wi-Fi. If your Wi-Fi is turned off, you will need to turn it on.

Step 2

  • On your list of available wireless networks at the Wi-Fi menu, select CometNet.

Step 3

  • Select the correct EAP and Phase 2 Authentication methods as shown below. Then enter in your NetID under Identity and your NetID Password in the Password field. When you have done this, select Connect.

Step 4

  • You should be taken back to your Wi-Fi menu. CometNet should take a moment to connect, but once it has worked, you should see the word “Connected” beneath it in the list. Also, a new icon will appear across the top of your screen, indicating the connection to a Wireless network has been established.

General Settings

  • Network Name or SSID: CometNet
  • 802.11 Operating Mode: Infrastructure or Network (not ad hoc)
  • Security Mode: Enterprise (not Personal)
  • Network Authentication: WPA2
  • Data Encryption: AES or AES-CCMP
  • Roaming Identity or Outer Identity: NetID
  • Authentication Type or Outer Authentication: Protected EAP (PEAP)
  • Authentication Protocol or Inner Authentication: MS-CHAPv2
  • Credentials: NetID and Password
  • Validate Server Certificate or Verify Server Name: Choose YES
  • Certificate Issuer or Trusted Root CA: AddTrust External Root CA
  • Server Name or Certificate Name: 8021x.utdallas.edu
  • Server Name Must Match: Choose YES

Automatic Configuration Tool

  • Guide coming soon.