UH WiFi Network

CougarWiFi Update

Due to performance and deployment concerns, CougarWiFi will not be available in the fall semester of 2013. UIT will use the time to perform more testing and usability studies, and explore some other access methods. As in past semesters, WiFi access will be available through UHWireless and UHSecure so that we can provide consistency for our returning faculty, staff and students.

Here is an overview of the University’s WiFi networks:

"UHSecure" Network
The WiFi network for UH Students, Faculty, and Staff


"UHWireless" Network 
The University of Houston's Public (open) WiFi network

  • Is an unencrypted (unsecured) WiFi network
  • Has no restrictions
  • Does not require a Cougarnet account for access


University of Houston 802.11ac Project

August 1, 2013 – UIT began participating in a pilot with Meru Networks to provide “high performance wireless connectivity for high-density environments”.  UIT will be installing state-of-the-art equipment, first generation 802.11ac access points in two campus buildings: The UC Satellite and the (new) Cougar Place model classrooms.  For more information about this technology watch this short video.  

Wireless for the Future