Wireless Networks

This documentation will help you get started using the campus wireless network. If you have any questions, please contact IT Services for assistance.

When your wireless-enabled device scans our network, you may see a different network name depending on your location.

Network SSIDUsed byLog-in credentialsSupported wireless device types
UALR-WiFiStudents & employeesValid @ualr.edu email address as username and password

UALR-WiFi provides the highest security and fastest connectivity for students, faculty, and staff. UALR-WiFi is for all laptops, smart phones, tablets, and all computing devices that understand 802.1x protocols. This is the preferred wireless network.

UALR-IoTStudents & employees

Requires MAC Address device pre-registration

Login with your NetID & password at the above link before joining to pre-register your device Wi-Fi MAC Address

UALR-IoT is for Internet of Things (IoT) type devices that cannot connect with your email address login and password, such as older game consoles, older multimedia streaming devices, TVs, and other technologies that don’t support 802.1x, or have limited capabilities such as no web browser.

NOTE: Most basic 2.4GHz-only home & consumer smart lightbulbs and smart home devices are incompatible with our enterprise wireless networks.


Campus visitors only

No student or employee access

Valid email address & cell phone number capable of receiving an SMS text message

UALR-Guest is only for people without a @ualr.edu email account. UALR-Guest is slower, filtered, limited-access, and has no security or encryption. Limited to 24-hours, this wireless network only provides basic web access to the Internet. Students, faculty, and staff should never use this network. No university-owned institutional devices should ever be connected to this wireless network. This is for visitors only.

eduroamVisiting faculty, staff and students from participating institutions.Valid home institution login credentials.

eduroam is only for visitors from other colleges and universities around the country and world that are members of eduroam. When you are off-campus and travel, you can securely connect for free at more than 33,000 roaming locations around the world using your @ualr.edu email address login.

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How-to Articles


Here are instructions on how to join personal computers or mobile devices for common operating systems (tablets, smartphones, etc.) to the UALR-WiFi network. 


We have also provided instructions on how to join other devices such as game consoles, televisions, or streaming devices to the UALR-IoT network.


Visitors to the campus may join the UALR-Guest network and register a temporary account.

Password Changes

All passwords automatically expire every 90 days. When you change your account password, all devices previously connected devices using UALR-WiFi require you to remove / forget / delete UALR-WiFi and rejoin it, re-authenticating with your new password. If you can no longer access the wireless network after resetting your password, try removing or forgetting the UALR-WiFi or UALR-IoT wireless networks and rejoining to the network. Read the how-to article Remove or forget a wireless network on my device for more information.