Wireless (UWNet)

Last updated on August 31, 2022

Connect to wireless Internet at UW–Madison with UWNet.

The UW-Madison wireless network service provides users with fast and convenient access to web-based services. It is available in most campus buildings, listed as “UWNet”. Users need to select the network and open a web browser to be redirected to the login page. Simply login with your NetID and password to start using the wireless network.


  • Connect to wireless from most campus buildings
  • Uses secure authentication to protect users' NetIDs and passwords
  • Login only once per semester


  • NetID

Getting started

When you first connect to UWNet, you will be automatically redirected to the UWNet registration page. This page will offer two options for registration—one for current affiliates of the university and a second option for guests.


  • We strongly recommend using WiscVPN when you access the wireless network



Available to

  • Faculty
  • Guest
  • Researchers
  • Staff
  • Students

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