UVa Wireless Network
Connecting Unsupported Devices to the Unencrypted Network
This page contains generic setup information that should allow most devices to connect to the UVa wahoo wireless network, which is unencrypted. Due to the large number of aftermarket cards and the difficulty of configuring some operating systems and non-laptop devices, ITS cannot guarantee a successful connection.
IMPORTANT: You must register your computer’s wireless card and/or your smartphone or mobile device on the UVa network before you can successfully connect it to a UVa wireless network.
- UVa faculty, staff, and students: Register on the UVa Network Registration website.
- University guests: Register using either a PIN or a UVa sponsor who will register on your behalf.
ITS highly recommends that:
- UVa student, faculty, and staff computer users connect to the encrypted cavalier wireless network instead.
- All mobile and smartphone users follow the mobile device instructions for those devices.
- Guests make use of any VPN resources provided by their own institutions for network data protection.
Configuring Your Device to Access the wahoo Wireless Network
You must manually configure your device to access UVa’s unencrypted wahoo wireless network.
Make sure you are on Grounds and within range of the wahoo network when you do this, so your computer or device can successfully detect it and connect. (Anywhere you see the cavalier network being broadcast at UVa, the wahoo network is also available, though hidden.) Where appropriate, plug in the following values to establish a connection:
|Network Name or SSID||wahoo (lowercase)|
|Network type||Infrastructure or AP (not “ad hoc”)|
|Authentication||None/open (but note that Network Registration is required, as noted above)|
|Encryption||None (no WEP or WPA; see security statement)|
Page Updated: 2013-01-15