Wireless Internet and Wireless Device Policy
Wireless internet access is readily available throughout Student Housing for those with Wi-Fi connecting devices. For information on or issues with connectivity to our wireless network, please visit the UAS IT Helpdesk or call (907) 796-6400.
Wireless Device Usage on the UAS Network
UAS provides a secured (UAS) and unsecured (UAS Guest) wireless network throughout campus and Student Housing. Certain consumer products use similar wireless technology as our network and cause interoperability issues with our wireless network, such as wireless signal overlap and network congestion. Use of these devices results in the inability of our residents and guests to reliably connect to our wireless network.
In such cases, UAS cannot effectively determine the cause of reported connectivity issues or guarantee wireless network stability.
For additional information, please read our Wireless Network Usage Policy
How to log on to UAS Wifi
There are two networks for UAS: UAS and UAS Guest. Students can access the private UAS network using their personal UA login as the username and password for the network. UAS guest is an open network that is not secure. Guests and non-UA affiliated persons can access this network at any time as it does not require any login information.
The following devices are not permitted and may cause loss of network privileges:
Wireless Routers, Access Points, etc.
Any device that broadcasts a wireless network that can be seen on a laptop or mobile device; this is the number one cause of network interference.
Utilizing your cellular data plan for internet connectivity on another device. In addition to blocking the network, this is a security issue for your devices.
Wi-Fi Direct Technology
Any device that creates a peer to peer wireless network between two or more electronic components. Examples of such include the Roku 3 and other devices that allow streaming from audio and video content from a personal media player.
Permitted Only if Properly Configured
These devices should not cause interference when connected to the UAS network, but can also connect to ethernet
Use the following steps to configure your printer properly to disable wireless printing:
Most HP models
- Go through the menu and click setup
- Click network
- click wireless radio
- Turn wireless radio off
HP Photosmart d110
Some models allow you to press the wireless button on the bottom fromt of the printer to disable the wireless feature. You may need to hold the button for about five seconds to turn it off. If this does not work, use the following steps
- Go through the menu and click settings
- Click wireless
- Click wireless settings
- Click disable wireless and then click ok
HP Laserjet p1102w
Press and hold the wireless button on the left-hand button panel for about five seconds to disable
HP Photosmart c4780
- From the panel, choose scan and then scroll to find networking
- Click networking
- Click turn off wireless
HP envy 5000 Series
The blue Wireless light on the printer is lit when the wireless capability of the printer is on
- On the printer control panel display, from the Home screen, touch Wireless, then touch Settings
- Touch the toggle button next to Wireless to turn the wireless cabability on or off.
For most Espon models
- Press Setup button
- Select Wi-Fi/Network Settings
- Select Wi-Fi Setup
- Select Wi-Fi Setup Wizard
- Select Disable Wi-Fi
Use the following steps to configure your console properly:
- Press the Xbox button on your controller to open the guide
- Select Profile & System
- Select Settings
- Select General
- Select Network Settings
- Select Go Offline
- Select Settings
- Select Network
- Select Set Up Internet Connection
- Follow the on-screen instructions to configure network settings
- Open Roku home screen
- Choose Settings
- Selext Advanced system settings
- Select Device Connect
- Now you will not be able to see the Roku Wi-Fi Direct Network
- Startup the Roku and open the home screen
- Press these 10 buttons quickly: HOME-HOME-HOME-HOME-HOME-FFWD-PLAY-REWIND-PLAY-FFWD
- Select Wireless Secret Screen
- Select Interterence
- Choose None
- You should not have to reboot the Roku
Roku Device Connect on Smart TVs and Older Roku Devices
- Open Settings
- Select System
- Select Advance System Settings
- Select Device Connect
- Choose Disable Device Connect
These devices and those similar to them should not present interference with the UAS wireless network if configured to work within the network. It is recommended that you set passcodes for your devices to prevent others from accessing your device.
- Any device that broadcasts a wireless network is going to have an impact on our wireless infrastructure. For example, enabling “Remote Play” on a PS4 will cause this approved device to broadcast its own network.
- If it doesn't use a cable to communicate, it's using wireless. That usually means it interferes with other wireless signals.
- Just because it's using ethernet doesn't mean it isn't also using wireless. Make sure to disconnext from the wireless network.
- Controllers and remotes may also use Bluetooth or wireless. Check the document to see if these might cause interferences.
If all residents respect these parameters, the UAS wireless network can accommodate all users and functions. Repeat offenders of this policy will be considered as a conduct violation under Failure to Comply with University directive.