In order to connect to UT's wireless network, you must be in range of
the wireless signal. Most of the academic and administrative buildings,
as well as many other public areas of campus are covered by wireless.
Step 1 - Connect to the network
Open your wireless configuration tool. For some laptops the wireless
configuration tool will be the built in to your operating system
(Windows or Mac OS) and for others it will be the client that came with
your wireless card. Other devices, such as PDAs, phones, and gaming
devices will have some sort of configuration management interface -
check your product's documentation for more information about
configuring your wireless connection.
Within your wireless configuration tool there will be a way to view
available wireless networks. You should see a wireless network named
"ut-open" in your list. When you connect to this network, your
software might warn you that the network you are connecting to is not
encrypted. This is expected since we do not use encryption on the open
network and you should continue anyway. If you are a guest and not
affiliated with UT, you should choose to connect to ut-visitor. Please
note you will receive limited access on the visitor wireless network.
Step 2 - Register your device
In order to connect to the Internet, you must register your device on
UT's network after configuring your wireless connection. On any device
with a web browser (such as a notebook) this part is easy - just open
Internet Explorer and try to open any page - such as google.com. You
will be automatically redirected to the registration page -
http://support.utk.edu/. Log in and follow the instructions to
register. For detailed instructions about the registration process, see
the Wireless Registration article.
For devices that do not have web browsers (such as Internet Explorer,
Safari, Firefox, or Chrome) a manual registration is necessary. The most
common type of device to need this would be a gaming console. See the Gaming Devices page for more information on how to register these devices.
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