How students can find drive-in WiFi in Birmingham

Drive in Wifi
Students are adjusting to working from home. Photo via Shutterstock

As schools and their students get used to education from home, it’s important to remember that some students do not have access to WiFi at home. That’s why the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Birmingham City Schools have teamed up to help provide free “drive-in” WiFi to students.

Click here to view an interactive map of free WiFi locations throughout Birmingham.

Drive-in WiFi

  • Location: UAB Express Lot Four, 898-998 5th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233
  • Hours: 6AM to 10PM, Monday—Friday

In order to use the free drive-in Wifi, students need to drive to UAB Express Lot Four, and park at least every other space to maintain social distancing guidelines. However, keep in mind that there are no public restrooms on site, and limited trash receptacles. Be sure to stay in your car to social distance.

Drive In Wifi
Drive-in WiFi is for UAB students, employees, and K-12 students of Birmingham City School. Photo via University of Alabama at Birmingham

UAB students and employees can log into the Eduroam network with their BlazerID email address and password, while K-12 students throughout Birmingham can log into the UABStartHere network.

  • How to connect:
    • Open a web browser on your device and navigate to any URL or webpage. You will be redirected to a page with Wi-Fi options.
    • Select “Register for Guest Access.”
    • Enter your name and email address, accept the terms of use, and click “Register.”
    • On the next window, click “Log In” and you will be connected to the network.

Additional Locations

Drive in Wifi
Free wifi locations throughout Birmingham. Map via UAB – click to see the live map

In addition to offering their own drive-in WiFi location, UAB has launched a webpage to highlight free WiFi access points throughout Birmingham. However, some of these locations may not be available due to the statewide Alabama order suspending certain public gatherings.

Will you be using drive-in WiFi in Birmingham? Tag us @bhamnow and let us know your experience!

  • Tennessee native who fell in love with Birmingham during college. Graduated from Birmingham-Southern College in 2019. Passionate about Birmingham and its continued growth.