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WiFi Availability

For an interactive map displaying wireless connectivity, mouse over and click each building to pull up specific WiFi information for that location.


UWM currently has two wireless services:

UWM WiFi:
  • UWM Union
  • Golda Meir Library
  • Bolton Hall
  • Lubar Hall
  • Lapham Hall
  • EMS/Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Building
  • Zilber School of Public Health
  • Mitchell Hall
  • Music Building
  • Arts Center Lecture Hall
  • Northwest Quadrant - C
  • Global Water Building
  • Physics Building
  • School of Freshwater Sciences Building
  • Architecture and Urban Planning Building
  • Merrill Hall
  • Klotsche Center & Pavilion

Coverage in these buildings includes all public spaces including coverage to meet anticipated capacity in University-assigned lecture halls, classrooms and labs.  There is limited connectivity in restrooms and internal stairwells; no connectivity in external stairwells and mechanical rooms.


PROWLnet is the wireless services in public spaces such as hallways, and lounge areas throughout the rest of campus buildings.  PROWLnet is not a secure network. PROWLnet has only been installed as a "HotSpot" service in common university areas with the intent of student convenience.   We strongly advise that University Business be conducted via secure network connections to avoid violation of HIPAA, FERPA, etc.  Currently the secure connection options on campus are: (1) a hard-wired network data port or (2) the "UWMWiFi" and "eduroam" options of the UWM WiFi Service.


Be sure to set up your personal devices including laptops, smartphones, and tablets today. (UWMWiFi Device set-up instructions)  Faculty and staff with University-owned device should contact their local IT support professional.

Questions? Contact the UWM Help Desk at 414-229-4040 or use the online request form at GetTechHelp.uwm.edu

Need help with set-up? Visit the UWM walk-in Help Desk in Bolton 225  or the Library Learning Commons IT Consultant Desk, Monday-Friday from 8 a.m-5 p.m.