UNT|System Wireless Networking

General Information

The Information Technology Shared Services department supports an extensive wireless network that includes the UNT Denton, UNT Dallas, and downtown Dallas locations. The UNT|System enterprise wireless network accepts 802.11a/b/g/n client standards in the 2.4 and 5 GHz range, and provides WPA2-Enterprise security with AES encryption and RADIUS authentication. The network utilizes state-of-the-art wireless access points capable of handling speeds in excess of 100 Mbps; however, your actual speed and system throughput will vary depending on your location in a building, the number of other people using the network, and the type of equipment you are using.

Installation and Configuration Requirements

There are two ways to connect to the UNT|System enterprise wireless network, Open (no encryption) and WPA2-Enterprise (AES encryption). The table below shows which SSIDs and encryption methods are available at each campus.

To join an Open network simply choose the appropriate SSID from the list of available networks. Once you've connected to the wireless network you will be prompted to login with your EUID and password, either automatically, or the next time you open a web browser. Upon completion of the login process you will have access rights to surf the web.

To join one of the WPA2-Enterprise secure networks please follow the setup guides listed below. In addition to wireless security, these networks allow your device to automatically log in when a wireless signal is detected.

Windows 7 Configuration for Secure Wireless Networks
Windows 8 Configuration for Secure Wireless Networks
iPhone / iPod / iPad Configuration for Secure Wireless Networks
Mac Configuration for Secure Wireless Networks

Troubleshooting Tips

Having trouble connecting to the wireless network? Listed below are some of the most frequently found fixes that resolve issues with wireless connectivity.

  • Power the device off completely and then turn back on
  • Check to be sure you are using your current password
  • Make sure Wifi is enabled on your device
  • Configure the device to receive an address automatically (DHCP)

Still having problems? Open a trouble ticket at the UNT UIT Helpdeskand a member of the ITSS staff will be happy to assist you!

eduroam (education roaming)

On December 21, 2012, the UNT|System announced it's participation in eduroam, the secure wireless network dedicated to the students, researchers, faculty, and staff of the global academic community.