Wireless Network Overview
The University of Alaska Anchorage has installed wireless Ethernet networks (specifically, 802.11b,g,n networks) that covers the main campus and several off-site locations. This service is available to all current students, staff, and faculty. There are two types of wireless locations on campus; open and secure. It supports most common PC's, MAC's, and a variety of handheld devices.
Open Wireless: UAA WiFi - Public
- Does not require authentication and can be used with any 802.11b/g/n wireless network card (most commont type of wireless network card).
- Restricted network access.
- Only TCP ports 80, 8080, 8007, 8010, 8011, and those used for streaming media will be open.
- This restricts connectivity to only web sites and streaming media content.
On your system open up your list of available wireless networks, choose UAA WiFi - Public. Additional instructions are available below by device type.
Secure Wireless: UAA WiFi - Anchorage
- Full network access.
- No port restrictions.
- Uses WPA2 Enterprise for authentication and encryption of all data transmitted over wireless.
- Uses Certificates.
- Requires one time setup per device.