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

Desktop Devices

Windows 10

Step 1

  • Go to the Start screen.
  • Click on Settings.

Step 2

  • Click the Network & Internet 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 10 – Manual Setup

Step 1

  • Click on the Network Connections icon in the System Tray
  • Click Network Settings

Step 2

  • Click Network and Sharing Center

Step 3

  • Click Set up a new connection or network

Step 4

  • Select "Manually connect to a wireless network"
  • Click Next

Step 5

  • Enter "CometNet" in the Network name text field
  • Select "WPA2-Enterprise" from the Security type drop down
  • Click Next

Step 6

  • Click Change connection settings

Step 7

  • Click on the Security tab
  • Make sure the drag down under the text Choose a network authentication method is set to "Microsoft: Protected EAP (PEAP)"
  • Click Settings

Step 8

  • Check the box labeled Connect to these servers:
    • Enter "8021x.utdallas.edu" in the now editable text field
  • In the list of Trusted Root Certification Authorities, check the box labeled "AddTrust External CA Root"
  • Click Configure
  • Note: If you cannot connect after following all instructions or the login window does not appear, there is one other possible option. In the list of Trusted Root Certification Authorities, check the box labeled "Class 3 Public Primary Certification Authority" instead.

Step 9

  • Uncheck the box Automatically use my Windows logon name and password (and domain if any).
  • Click Ok
  • Click Ok in the "Protected EPA Properties" window
  • Click Ok in the "CometNet Wireless Network Properties" window
  • Click Close in the "Manually connect to a wireless network" window

Step 10

  • A "Windows Security" sign in window should appear in a few moments
  • Enter "campus\yourNetID" and your NetID password
  • Click Ok

Windows 8

Step 1

  • Go to the Start screen.
  • Hover (for non-touchscreen users) your mouse in the bottom-right corner to open the Charm bar.
  • On the Charm bar 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.

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 (if needed) and click OK.
  • You should be connected now.

Mobile Devices

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.

Other

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

Note: In order to use this tool, you must be on The University of Texas at Dallas campus and connected to the UTDGuest wireless network.

Step 1

  • Connect to the UTD Guest wireless network.
  • Note: Make sure “Connect Automatically” is not checked.

Step 2

  • Open your browser and point it to any webpage.
  • Wait to be redirected to the UTDGuest login page (Wireless Guest Portal).

Step 3

  • Agree to Terms & Conditions.
  • Enter your email address.
  • If you have a campus computer account (NetID & Password), click Continue to Configure CometNet.
    OR
  • If you do not have a campus computer account, click Continue using UTDGuest.