Wireless Service

Overview

UCSF's wireless service is widely available in clinical, research, and administrative buildings providing an alternative to traditional wired connectivity. The UCSF wireless network supports most wireless devices using 802.11a/b/g/n and is the recommend method of network access at most locations.

Guest access is also provided for visitors and non-UCSF business communications.

Networks

  • UCSFwpa - protected access for UCSF users and affiliates with network accounts
  • UCSFguest - unprotected access for guests of UCSF and UCSF Medical Center

Security

The UCSFwpa service provides a fully encrypted wireless connection between the client device (laptop, PDA, tablet, etc.) and the UCSF network providing access identical to systems connected with a cable.

The UCSFguest service does not provide encryption and is not safe for business use.