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, and the Arts Center Lecture Hall; with planned expansion throughout campus.
Device Set-up Required
Accessing the secure option of UWM WiFi requires device set-up. Once you have setup your device for UWM WiFi, that device will be automatically connected to the wireless service every time you enter a UWM WiFi building. Note: Mac computers that are "locked" require re-entry of ePantherID and password.
Set-up Instructions and Help Available
Access set-up instructions online or visit the UWM Walk-in Help Desk in Bolton 225 or the Library Learning Commons IT Consultant Help Desk both staffed Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.–5 p.m.for hands-on help setting up your laptop.
For individuals with personally-owned laptops using Windows 7 or Windows 8, there is an automated set-up tool (Visit AutoSetupWiFi.uwm.edu). For individuals with personally-owned Apple mobile devices, visit Apple Automated tool. Faculty and staff with University-owned computers should consult with their local IT staff.
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.