How do I connect to the network?How do I connect to Wireless?

How do I connect to the network?

The preferred method to connect is to use an ethernet cable. The wired network is faster and more reliable than wireless. Typically, all you need to do is a get a free network cable from us and plug your computer in.  The UW also offers wireless connections.

How do I connect to Wireless?

The UW is part of the eduroam (education roaming) education network access service.  eduroam is a secure worldwide federated network access service developed for the international research and education community. UW-Madison is member of eduroam, so you can use your NetID credentials at any eduroam-enabled school and get instant network connectivity. This also means visitors from participating schools can get wireless network connectivity at UW-Madison.

Biochemistry users are encouraged to use the eduroam network for wireless access.  Instructions to access eduroam are available from DoIT on the eduroam KB.

Once configured, eduroam can be used at numerous campuses around the United States and throughout the world.

We do not recommend using the UWNet wireless network.