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What are the Wi-Fi options for students, staff, faculty, and guests?

Use 'uofm secure' for a faster, more reliable connection

September 28, 2022 — 

Did you know that the university has three Wi-Fi options for our campus community? 

uofm secure

Use this connection while you are on campus.

What is it? uofm secure is UM’s wireless network that’s fast, encrypted, and available everywhere on both campuses and available to those with a UM email address. All you have to do is enter your UM email address and password the first time you connect. Your device will remember your connection the next time you are on campus. 

Who should use it? This wireless network is available to all students, faculty, and staff. 


What is it? Visitors to the University of Manitoba may access the guest Wi-Fi on campus. “uofm guest” is an open and unsecured network. User bandwidth is limited to 5Mbps and 60 minutes of access, and you are restricted to general web browsing and accessing UM online resources with this connection.

Who should use it? Visitors to the University of Manitoba may access the guest Wi-Fi on campus. This connection is not ideal for students, faculty and staff.


What is it? eduroam (education roaming) is a roaming wireless access service developed for the international research and education community. It provides students, faculty, and staff with fast, secure, and reliable access to wireless services at participating institutions in 70 countries worldwide – over 106 institutions across Canada and over 21,600 service locations globally.

Who should use it? Visiting students, faculty, and staff can access the Wi-Fi through eduroam by connecting with their credentials from their institution. Likewise, UM students, faculty, and staff can visit other institutions and connect to their eduroam Wi-Fi service using your UM email address and password.

Make sure you are using the right service for your needs, and feel free to contact the IST Service Desk by phone at 204-474-8600 or chat if you require assistance with your connection.


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