Wireless (Wi-Fi) access is available in all academic and administrative buildings and most outdoor spaces at WMU. Wi-Fi is also available in the public areas and individual rooms of residence halls and in Stadium Drive and Western View apartments. Wi-Fi is expected to be available in Goldsworth Valley apartments for fall 2018.
Wi-Fi connection options
- WMU Secure: Once your device is configured, this option will show up and your transmissions will be automatically encrypted. More information about WMU Secure.
- WMU Guest: Allow your visitors to have Wi-Fi access by providing the WMU Guest which you have obtained on GoWMU to them. More information about WMU Guest.
- WMU Open: This option is not secured and transmissions are not encrypted. Unless you do not have access to WMU Secure, it is recommended to not use WMU Open.
- eduroam: Secure roaming access service. Your Bronco NetID and password can be used to access this service at participating institutions world-wide. More information about eduroam.
- The Wi-Fi network is designed to facilitate short-duration connections to the network from convenient locations.
- The Wi-Fi network is a shared medium and depending on usage levels at a particular access point, it could be slow or occasionally even drop a connection.
- If sustained high speed connectivity is required, a wired connection is suggested.
Be aware that Wi-Fi connections are less secure than wired connections.
- Be cautious about what sort of information you transmit. Sensitive information should only be transmitted if the information is encrypted during transmission.
- Do not enter any personal (login name and password, credit card or other) information unless the URL of the website you visit begins with https.
- Using WMU's VPN or WMU Secure wireless will encrypt connections from your device to the access point.
- If you need assistance in determining if a site you are connecting to is encrypted or not, please contact the Technology Help Desk at (269) 387-4357, option 1 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wi-Fi for special events
Wi-Fi requests for special events involving a large number of people who need simultaneous Wi-Fi access in the same location should be scheduled well in advance by contacting email@example.com. They will be able to determine if sufficient network connectivity exists to support the event and the activity. It may be necessary to move the location of the event/activity, upgrade the network at the event location, or change the number of people or connectivity requirements of the event.
Report a Wi-Fi issue
Taking the time to report an issue with Wi-Fi in a particular location will help us analyze access points and strategically plan updates.
- Submit a Wi-Fi problem report You will be taken to ITDirect and asked to login with your Bronco NetID and password.