University of Nevada, Reno

Technology Support

Wireless Access

The University supports an extensive wireless network in buildings and public spaces around the main campus. Wireless access to the Internet is available in 35 campus buildings and 4 outdoor areas.


UNR-WPA network is recommended for use by faculty, staff and students. The network requires use of an activated UNR NetID account and password for authentication.  The network uses Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) certification programs to secure the network.  WPA/TKIP or WPA2/AES along with Protected Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) securely transmit passwords.

Instructions for configuring your personal laptop for access to the UNR-WPA wireless network:

Windows XP/2000

Windows Vista

Windows 7

Windows 8




The UNR-Guest network provides unencrypted access to allow web browsing and Virtual Private Network (VPN) access for guest users. It is not recommended for day-to-day network activity. For more information, please see our section on Guest Wi-fi access.

WiFi Compatible Cell Phone

Cell phones with the appropriate protocols (WPA/TKIP or WPA2/AES with Protected EAP) may be configured to access the UNR Wireless system.  Please confirm with your cell phone provider that your phone can support the necessary protocols.  The following are configuration instructions for a recent Apple iPhone.  The instructions may be generalized for other compatible phones.

Policies Governing Wireless