UA students, faculty and staff should use the wireless network UA-WPA2.

UA-WPA2 is our secure, enterprise-grade wireless network that requires your myBama username and password to connect. With over 6,000 wireless access points in buildings across the UA campus, OIT strives to provide superior wireless Internet service. Learn how to get connected, and be sure to check out our wifi tips and tricks below.


Get Connected

Required Equipment:

  • Device with WPA2 wireless capability

Steps to Connect

  1. Visit your network settings, and choose to connect to UA-WPA2 from the list of available wireless networks.
  2. You will be prompted to register your computer. Enter your myBama username and password, click Submit.
  3. Read and agree to the network acceptable use agreement.
  4. Once you have completed the registration, RESTART your device.
  5. You’re now connected! You may open a web browser and use the Internet as normal.

Additional Instructions


Wireless Tips & Tricks

  • Turn your wireless service off and back on, this will reset your connection and reconnect you to the nearest wireless access point.
  • Please don’t use a wireless hotspot, and please don’t bring a router to campus. Leave the networking to us.
  • All devices are not created equal, certain devices like smart tvs and wireless printers may require a wired connection.
  • We have over 6,000 wireless access points in buildings across campus, and we’re constantly adding more to provide a better service to you!
  • Change your password. If you have difficulty connecting, try changing your myBama password.

We’re Here to Help

If you are experiencing connection issues, we want to know about it. If you need help getting connected, we want to help! Please visit 125 Gordon Palmer Hall, send us an email at ITSD@ua.edu or call us at 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.