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Wireless Network Access


Wireless internet service is available at facilities in Van Hise Hall, 780 Regent Street, 660 West Washington Avenue, 432 N. Lake Street and most other areas on the UW-Madison campus. The Division of Information Technology (DoIT) of UW-Madison supports, monitors, and maintains the wireless networking services.

Connect to the Wireless Network


The recommended wireless network for UWSS, UWSA employees and contingent workers (consultants) is eduroam, which is a secure, world-wide roaming access service developed for the international research and education community.  It allows students, researchers, and staff from participating institutions to obtain Internet connectivity across campus and when visiting other participating institutions.  Nine of the thirteen UW System universities are eduroam members, so you will be able to access Wi-Fi with your UWSS or UWSA credentials when visiting these campuses. Learn more about eduroam and where it is available.

UWSA Employees:

  1. Connect to the “eduroam” wireless network.
  2. Enter your UWSA credentials when prompted, which will be your full UWSA e-mail address ( and e-mail password.
  3. Follow any prompts that are presented, which may vary based on the type of device you are using.

UW-Shared Services Employees:

Please follow the directions in the document below.


UWNet is the wireless network provided by UW-Madison.  Unlike eduroam, UWSS and UWSA employees cannot use their credentials to connect to UWNet.  UWNet access requires the use of a UW-Madison NetID.  Users without a UW-Madison NetID can request 24-hour guest access.


  1. Select the “Login with NetID” button.
  2. Enter your UW-Madison Net-ID and Password. (What is my UW-Madison NetID?) (How do I change my NetID password and activate my NetID?)


  1. Select the “Request Guest Access” button.
  2. Register with your personal email address.

Guest access is available for 24 hours at a time.