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Wi-Fi Protected Access – UA-WPA2
All students, faculty, and staff should use UA-WPA2 for wireless Internet services. UA-WPA2 is an enterprise-grade implementation of wifi technology, and as such is incredibly secure. In addition to UA-WPA2 traffic being encrypted, connecting to the wifi network requires individual user authentication.
The authentication process for connecting to UA-WPA2 requires your myBama username and password. If you have not updated your password within the last 90 days, the authentication process will not allow you to connect successfully. To update your password, please visit https://myBama.ua.edu and click on the “Reset your password” link.
Campus users will need to install XpressConnect on their wireless device(s). Download the setup application from http://wpa2setup.ua.edu/CloudPath/. Instructions for installing XpressConnect client for a variety of devices and a troubleshooting guide are listed below.
The devices that are currently compatible with UA-WPA2 wireless network:
- Setup WPA2 on Windows (7, 8, 10)
- Setup WPA2 on (10.6.x – 10.11.x)
- Setup WPA2 on iOS Devices (iPhone, iPad)
- Setup WPA2 on Android Devices=
- Setup WPA2 on other devices
If you have a device with an operating system that is not listed above, please come to 125 Gordon Palmer Hall for assistance in connecting your device, or contact the IT Service Desk at ITSD@ua.edu or (205) 348-5555.
NOTE: If you are a guest on campus, please contact the department that you are a visiting for guest wireless account credentials.