May 26, 2024

UMW Wireless Access Improvements

Dear colleagues,

I am pleased to announce recent improvements we have made for wireless network access for this 2012-2013 academic year.  Based on feedback from students, faculty and staff, we have taken steps to improve wireless connectivity in classrooms and other buildings around campus.

At the conclusion of the spring semester, we successfully completed an upgrade of all wireless access points in every academic building on campus.  This upgrade provides expanded coverage within buildings and better overall performance for connected devices.

With ease of use in mind, we have also created a new “UMW” connection point / SSID which provides basic internet access by simply connecting and entering your NETID and password into your browser window.  This is intended to provide basic internet access to active UMW students, faculty and staff without the need to use the guest registration process intended for visitors.  It is important to note that this wireless connection does not provide encrypted network access.  If a secure connection is required for access to systems like Banner INB or departmental shared drives, you will still use UMW-Secured in conjunction with use of the Cisco Clean Access client.

Detailed information is available at:

My thanks to the members of the IT staff who worked diligently to plan and execute these improvements.  We hope you find these additional wireless network options helpful.


Justin Webb
Acting Chief Information Officer

About Brynn Boyer

Brynn Boyer is assistant director of media and public relations and a 2010 graduate of UMW.