Connecting to Restricted from Windows Vista

Windows Vista: Connecting to Wireless Internet on 'restricted.utexas.edu'

This procedure connects Windows Vista computers to the restricted.utexas.edu 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.

Configuration: Windows Vista

Time to complete the procedure: 5-10 minutes

  1. Open the Network and Sharing Center:
    • From the Start menu, select Connect to, and click Open the Network and Sharing Center.
    • Select the Network Connections system tray icon and click Open the Network and Sharing Center.
  2. Select Manage Wireless Networks.
  3. Click Profile types.
  4. Select the option to Use all-user and per-user profiles.
    • Ignore the warning that Windows Vista has for this option. If you do not select this option and you log out, the computer continues to try to connect using the machine login information. You will be unable to connect to the wireless network after a time because of too many failed login attempts and will have to talk to the Help Desk to resolve the problem.
  5. Click Save and then close this window.
  6. Select Connect to a Network.
  7. Select Manage Wireless Networks from Tasks.
  8. Click Add.
  9. Select "Manually create a network profile."
  10. Enter or select the following:
    • 'Network Name: restricted.utexas.edu'
    • Security Type: WPA2 Enterprise [recommended] or WPA Enterprise
    • Encryption Type: AES [recommended for WPA2] or TKIP
    • Start this connection automatically: Checked
    • Note: The WPA2 security protocol is recommended for campus wireless network users; however, the network also supports WPA. Select the AES encryption type for WPA2 and the TKIP type for WPA.
  11. Click Next.
  12. Select "Change connection settings."
  13. Select the Security tab and click the Settings button.
  14. Select the Connect to these servers option and enter 'restricted.utexas.edu'.
  15. In the Trusted Root Certificate Authorities list, select Thawte Premium Server CA and Entrust.net Secure Server Certification Authority (be sure to select BOTH)Italic text.
  16. Clear the "Enable Fast Reconnect" option. The connection will not work if this setting is selected.
  17. Click the Configure button.
  18. 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 onto the network. This is OK 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 bandwidth allocation and will be associated with your UT EID. This means you are liable for any activities.
  19. Click OK twice to exit the setup windows.
  20. Select "Connect to".
  21. Select "restricted.utexas.edu" and click the Connect button.
  22. There are two possibilities at this point:
    • If you chose to not use your Windows logon name and password, select "Enter/select additional log on information". Enter your UT EID and password (leave the domain blank).
    • If you chose to automatically use your Windows logon name and password, the system will automatically connect. For this option to work, your UT EID and password must be the Windows logon credentials.

Connecting in the future

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