UA-Guest Wireless Network

UA-Guest is the secure network for visitors at The University of Alabama. UA-Guest provides internet-only access to non-UA personnel. It does not provide access to on campus resources or shared drives. To get connected to UA-Guest, follow the instructions below.

For visitors that require longer-term access, or access to UA resources, these visitors may request a UA Affiliate account from the IT Service Desk. Affiliate accounts require a UA faculty or staff sponsor.

Guests visiting from institutions that support Eduroam may use the Eduroam network rather than UA-Guest.

Get Connected to UA-Guest

  1. Visit your device’s network settings.
  2. From the list of available networks, choose UA-Guest.
  3. Once connected, you will be directed to a sign in page.  If you are not automatically prompted to sign in, please open a web browser and visit a website that you do not normally visit. This will prompt your browser to establish a connection and direct to the sign in page.
  4. Choose Request a Guest Account.
  5. Complete the required fields. Please note that the guest network only accepts non-UA email addresses.
  6. Your email address serves as your username. You will receive a text message with your password.
  7. Go back to your device’s network settings, select UA-Guest, then enter your username and password to connect.

Once a visitor establishes a UA-Guest connection, the connection is valid for 30 days. Visitors can renew this connection endlessly. If a long term guest connection is necessary, please contact the IT Service Desk.

If a visitor has previously connected to a UA network, such as eduroam, they should forget these networks in order to connect to UA-Guest.

New UA-Guest device registration is not available on home football game days. Devices with an existing UA-Guest registration will be able to connect.