UWM WiFi provides secure, fast and reliable wireless service for the UWM community, sponsored guests, the general public and visitors from eduroam institutions using 802.11n technology. It is currently the wireless service in the Union, the Golda Meir Library, Bolton Hall, Lapham Hall, Lubar Hall, Engineering & Mathematical Sciences, Zilber School of Public Health, Global Water Center, Mitchell Hall, the Music Building, the Arts Center Lecture Hall, Northwest Quadrant - C, and the Global Water Center; with planned expansion throughout campus.


UWM WiFi Expansion Announcement: UWM WiFi will be coming to the Physics Building and Architecture and Urban Planning Building soon!


Service Options

UWM WiFi has four service options:

  • UWMWiFi* – Secure, high speed wireless service for UWM faculty, staff and students; requires device set up
  • UWMSponsored – Uninterrupted, high speed wireless service for guests sponsored by UWM faculty/staff
  • Public – Unsecured, one hour (renewable), limited bandwidth, Web-only access for visitors
  • eduroam – Secure worldwide federated network providing access to local wireless service at participating eduroam "EN" institutions; requires device set-up

*IMPORTANT: All devices used to conduct University business should be set-up to use the UWMWiFi option. The public option is NOT recommended for students, faculty and staff as the connection is unencrypted (not secure), has limited bandwidth, and times out after one hour.