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

Advantages

  • Does not require authentication and can be used with any 802.11b/g/n wireless network card (most commont type of wireless network card).

Disadvantages

  • 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.

How-to connect

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

Advantages

  • 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.
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