Division of Information Technology
Division of Information Technology


Access to the UNCP wireless network is provided for students, faculty, staff, and university-sponsored visitors with a temporary access permit.


UNCP has two wireless networks, BraveWiFi and ResidentialWiFi.  BraveWiFi is available throughout campus except inside University Housing residence halls, and ResidentialWiFi is available only in residence halls.

When connecting to wireless on campus, select BraveWiFi. Select ResidentialWiFi in residence halls.  After selecting the appropriate wireless network, click Connect. 

What is the difference? 

  • BraveWiFi only requires one authentication every 180 days for a device. 

  • ResidentialWiFi requires that computers with Windows or Mac operating systems have the SafeConnect policy key, an up-to-date antivirus both installed and running, and current operating system patches (see instructions for installing the SafeConnect policy key at www.uncp.edu/doit/resnet and system requirements).   Mobile devices only require authentication.  Once system requirements have been met for a particular device, authentication is effective for 180 days.

Once authenticated to a network, that device will meet the authentication requirements on either network. 

Please contact the Helpdesk at 910.521.6260 or helpdesk@uncp.edu with any questions or issues you may encounter.

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