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FAQ

  • Which systems are supported?
    • Windows Vista
    • Windows XP
    • Windows 7
    • Windows 8
    • Windows 8.1
    • Windows 10
    • Windows RT

    The WiFi portal describes all steps required to connect to UvA wireless for:

    • Windows
    • MAC OS X Tiger
    • MAC OS X Leopard
    • MAC OS X Snow Leopard
    • MAC OS X Lion
    • MAC OS X Mountain Lion
    • Mac OS X Mavericks
    • Mac OS X El Captain
    • iPhone/iPod/iPad
    • Android
    • Windows Phone
    • BlackBerry
    • Linux
    • Chrome OS

    In principle, any system with software for safety protocol 802.1x/TTLS (pap) or 802.1x/PEAP (mschapv2) can connect wirelessly to 'eduroam' or 'UvA'.

  • Can I use the open Wi-Fi network?

    The ‘UvA Open Wi-Fi’ network is an unsecured network provided for visitors without an UvA-net ID or who do not work for an educational institute with access to the ‘eduroam’ wireless network. Open Wi-Fi is not as fast as ‘eduroam’ and requires users to log with each use. It is best to always use the ‘eduroam’ wireless network, which is faster and more secure.