Wireless Networks

Wireless networking increases the convenience and flexibility of communication, learning, and research. We have wireless connectivity available in every building, and many of the outdoor green spaces.

UMW broadcasts several different wireless networks across the Fredericksburg and Stafford Campuses.  Info about each network is presented below.  If you are experiencing difficulty connecting, contact the UMW IT Help Desk for assistance (http://technology.umw.edu/helpdesk).


  • This is the main wireless network for students, faculty, staff and administration.  Use your UMW NetID and password to log in.  This network provides full access to online library items and services that you can’t get from the UMW-Guest network.
  • Employee access to higher security internal resources including Banner INB and shared network drives is not available on this network.  To make these connections, see “UMW-Secure” below.


  • The UMW-Guest wireless network is provided for visitors to UMW.  This network requires the user to create a username and password, or use Google or Facebook credentials to connect.
  • This network provides access to the Internet only.  UMW users should use the “UMW” wireless network to have access to UMW systems.


  • This is the residential student wireless network, and is available only to students living in UMW residence halls that have an active Apogee account.  Use your Apogee username and password to log in.


This encrypted network is accessible under the following conditions:

  • Only UMW faculty, administration and staff are eligible to access UMW-Secure.  Students use “UMW” wireless, and all university guests should use the “UMW-Guest” wireless network.
  • Only UMW-owned laptops are permitted to access “UMW-Secure.”  No personal laptops or personal devices are permitted on this wireless network. This ensures that only UMW-owned laptop computers configured with proper UMW IT security software and settings are accessing this network.  If there are particular devices that require access to “UMW-Secure” and are excluded by this policy, contact IT Security (http://technology.umw.edu/information-security/meet-the-iso/) to review your needs.