Wireless Service


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.  Starting in May 2015, all UCSFwpa users will be asked to replace their MyAccess/SFID credential with their Active Directory/Email credential.


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


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


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.