The University of Arizona

Wireless Data Connectivity (UAWiFi)

University of Arizona campus-wide networks include:
  • UAWiFi (fast, secure campus wireless network for anyone with a current NetID)
  • eduroam (fast, secure wireless for anyone from an eduroam member institution)
  • UAPublic (unsecured wireless for visitors; through May 22)
  • UAGuest (unsecured wireless for visitors)


UAWiFi is the University of Arizona campus primary, secure 802.11a/b/g wireless network, covering more than seven million square feet of indoor and outdoor space. Visit the 2013 UA Campus WiFi Map for an update to WiFi coverage on campus.


eduroam offers the same speed and security benefits as UAWiFi to visitors from participating institutions who log in with their institution's credentials. See the eduroam page for more information.



UAPublic is a FREE unsecured wireless network provided as a public service for those without official UA sponsorship or affiliation. It is available in most campus public spaces.  Most devices will automatically connect to UA Public. 

If you are a visitor from an institution in the eduroam consortium, log in to the eduroam wireless network rather than UAWiFi Public for a secure connection.

The following restrictions apply to UAPublic

Most of your average Internet programs will work on UAPublic, however there are restrictions on UAPublic and they are based on what ports are open


UAGuest is a FREE unsecured wireless network provided for campus visitors and requires authentication with a user name and password. Campus visitors can select UAGuest from the wireless options on their device, and establish an account valid for five (5) days by entering their name and cell phone number. After five (5) days, guests will need to establish a new account.  UAGuest and UAPublic wireless networks will remain available until May 22, 2016. Effective May 22, UAGuest will replace UAPublic for campus visitors. 

Download the UAGuest user guide.

Do NOT Use Personal WiFi Routers
Personal WiFi (wireless) routers (or rogue access points) significantly and negatively impact the UA campus WiFi environment. They cause the campus WiFi environment to deteriorate and in some cases make UAWireless, UAPublic and eduroam unusable by all. Read more »