The UA wireless system consists of three service set identifiers (SSIDs): UAWiFi, UAPublic and UAGuest. SSIDs appear in a machine's wireless utility, and they serve as a way to group wireless network users based on available specified services. Users will need to select an SSID in order to connect to the UA wireless system. Below is a description of the three SSIDs currently available to UA:

  • UAWiFi
    UAWiFi is the new wireless SSID available for university students, faculty and staff. The use of this SSID requires a NetID, compliance with the NAC and registration. This SSID provides users with full network bandwidth.
  • UAPublic
    The UAPublic SSID is to be used by people who do not have a NetID or a temporary UA login. This SSID will function on a lower bandwidth and have a limited number of ports available, meaning there are fewer connections to this SSID. UAPublic users are routed off the campus network and only have access to basic functions, such as viewing the World Wide Web and receiving email.
  • UAGuest
    UAGuest is the SSID available for guests of the university who are assigned a temporary login, e.g., employers or vendors. UAGuest users are routed off the campus network but can still access the Internet with full bandwidth capabilities.