Wireless Network Frequently-asked Questions

Has wireless coverage increased at UALR?

Yes, UA Little Rock has invested more than $5 million to improve the university’s core network, including a modern wireless environment. As of the Fall 2018 semester, more than 39 buildings across campus have been upgraded and are now delivering greatly enhanced WiFi speed and coverage to users.  The project continues with more WiFi upgrades scheduled across campus.

How do I unlock my NetID account if it is locked out?

Too many failed log-in attempts may lock your account. Refer to these instructions for unlocking your account.

May I create my own personal Wi-Fi network at UALR?

Creating and using separate personal WiFi networks at UALR causes interference with the wireless network and results in diminished quality and reliability. Therefore, creating and using personal networks at UALR is not permitted.

May I have an ad-hoc wireless network to connect two computers?

Computers set up to use ad-hoc networking are still broadcasting on the same radio frequencies as the UALR wireless networks and will cause interference. We have created two new wireless networks (UALR-WiFi and UALR-IoT) to make device-to-device communication simple.

May I use my game console on the wireless network?

Yes, we have created a special wireless network for your wireless things named UALR-IoT (Internet of Things). Game consoles, wearables, health trackers, Roku, AppleTV, printers, smart televisions, and other wireless devices can be added to the UALR-IoT network easily.

What are best practices for securely using devices on a network?

We encourage you to familiarize yourself with our IT Security standards and policies.

Why can I no longer access the wireless network (UALR-WiFi) after I changed my NetID password?

If you change your NetID password, devices previously registered to use UALR-WiFi or UALR-IoT may prompt you to re-enter your 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.

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