Walkup Internet Port Authentication (WIPA)
The Walkup Internet Port Authentication (WIPA) system at the University of Florida is used to provide controlled network access to publicly accessible network connections, both wired and wireless. Users who access the campus wireless networks or use a computer that is in a public access area are required to login with their Gatorlink account before being able to access the network.
There are two options that can be used to authenticate to the network. The first option is to use the Campus VPN service. This is the preferred option for anyone using a wireless connection as it provides encryption for the otherwise insecure wireless communications. For users who do not have the VPN software installed, or for some reason can not use the VPN service, authentication is available via the WIPA web page interface.