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UW Wireless Networks

Information Technology provides wireless data network access in most campus locations through three different network options:

  • UWyo – recommended wireless network for UW students, faculty, and staff
  • UWguest – recommended network for UW guests
  • Eduroam - recommended for UW students, faculty, staff, and members of cooperating institutions

 

Additional details:

UWyo is a network that requires UW credientials.  Authentication is very secure and all data that transits over the wireless network is encrypted. You can authenticate via your normal UW username and password. Once properly configured, you can access the wireless network automatically without having to enter a username or password. UWyo offers network services equivalent to wired ports on the UW data network.

UWguest is an open network. Users authenticate by selecting an account to connect with such as Google or Facebook or receiving a text message with a code to enter into the portal. Once authenticated, users can access the public data network – but cannot access private UW resources that are behind the UW firewall, including email, unless they subsequently create a VPN connection back into UW. Data is not encrypted unless users establish a VPN connection.

Eduroam is a network that requires authentication from UW or any participating insitution. A list of participating institutions can be found here, https://www.eduroam.org/?p=where. Authentication is very secure and all data that transits over the wireless network is encrypted.  Once properly configured, you can access the wireless network automatically without having to enter a username or password. UWyo offers network services equivalent to wired ports on the UW data network.

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