Configure your devices for use with UWM WiFi

UWM WiFi provides secure, fast and reliable wireless service for the UWM community, sponsored guests, the general public and eduroam access for guests from participating institutions. We are currently replacing the legacy wireless system (ProwlNet) with UWM WiFi. See WiFi Availability for a list of buildings with UWM WiFi service.

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.