Wireless Network Access

Wireless internet is free and available in many locations around campus.
The following networks are available:

ukyedu

The ukyedu network offers basic wireless internet access and is accessible to anyone on campus. This network is not encrypted and does not require login information to connect. Just select the ukyedu network on your laptop, smartphone, or tablet and enjoy surfing the web.

eduroam

Eduroam is a secure wireless network that is available with an active link blue account. Your link blue credentials can be used at any participating eduroam institution to access the wireless network. For a list of participating institutions visit: https://www.eduroam.us/eduroam_us_institutions or https://www.eduroam.org/index.php?p=where.

Follow these steps to connect:

  1. Select eduroam from the available wireless networks.
  2. When promoted for your username and password, enter your link blue username followed by @uky.edu. The @uky.edu part identifies you as a participating user from the University of Kentucky and is required. Enter your link blue password.
  3. You should now be connected.

ukyedu-secure

This is a secured and encrypted wireless network that is available to anyone with an active link blue account. Connection through the ukyedu-secure network may be required to access certain protected campus resources.

Follow these steps to connect:

  1. Select ukyedu-secure from the available wireless networks.
  2. If prompted to provide a key, select WPA2 as the encryption method.
  3. Enter the password ukyedusecure.
  4. Open a new web browser window and attempt to connect to any web page.
  5. Enter your link blue username and password at the prompt.
  6. You're done! If your link blue login information was correct, you should then be connected to UK's secure wireless network.

ukhc-guest

This network is available in UK Healthcare buildings. It requires no login information to connect and is not encrypted.


If using an unencrypted wireless network, a Virtualized Private Network (VPN) connection is recommended when transmitting sensitive data. For information about the UK VPN and how to connect, click here.

Internet service in UK Campus Housing is provided by ResNet. For information regarding the ResNet services and coverage, click here.

University of Kentucky Wireless Coverage Map

If you have connection issues, please contact the UKIT Service Desk at 859-218-HELP (4357) or helpdesk@uky.edu

859-218-HELP (859-218-4357) 218help@uky.edu

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