UAH Campus Wireless Network

Currently enrolled students, faculty, staff, and official guests of UAH may access the Campus Wireless Network. All academic, research, and housing indoor spaces have wireless capabilities. If you experience any problems accessing the wireless network or have questions not answered by this website, contact the OIT Help Desk via email at helpdesk@uah.edu or telephone at 256.824.3333.


The wireless network is compatible with Microsoft Windows XP (Home and Pro), Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Apple Macintosh OS X operating systems. Linux is not officially supported at this time, though many Linux users report being able to access the wireless network. OIT cannot guarantee the same results for all Linux users.

Antivirus software is mandatory for all computers connected to the wireless network. Users who do not already have antivirus software installed on their computers can obtain a free copy of McAfee antivirus software from the OIT Help Desk.

The current version of the McAfee anti-virus software is available for immediate download by currently registered students and UAH owned PC users only. To download the software, you must use a computer that is connected to the network through an on-campus network access point, i.e., ResNet or the campus wired/wireless networks.

Download McAfee

Login Name and Password

You will need to know your Charger ID username and password to log in. Your Charger ID is the first part of your official UAH email address (characters left of the @ sign).

Quick Start Guides

To properly configure your computer for log-in to the wireless network, follow the instructions in the appropriate Quick Start Guide.

For Students

Quick Start Guide: Internet Connection for Students covers wired and wireless setup for students at UAH.

For Faculty/Staff

Quick Start Guide: Internet Connection for Faculty/Staff covers wired and wireless setup for faculty and staff at UAH.

Expanded Information on Wireless for Students, Faculty, and Staff

Quick Start Guide: Wireless Connection provides expanded information about wireless at UAH. It is recommended for students, faculty, and staff who would like step-by-step instructions on how to connect to wireless using different operating systems.